A graduate architecture student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas has found international acclaim after revealing plans for an imaginative combination of transport and accommodation.
Brandan Siebrecht, designed the ‘Hyperloop Hotel’, which would feature a transit system and 13 hotels in different cities throughout the United States.
According to Futurism, Mr Siebrecht’s innovative design won the Radical Innovation Award, where a jury of seven hotel investors, developers, and architects selected imaginative hotel designs out of over 65 submissions from 24 countries.
Futurism said the concept would eliminate the need to buy separate transit tickets for most of the largest cities in the US.
“It calls for hotels in 13 locations — Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Denver, Sante Fe, Austin, Chicago, Nashville, Washington, DC, New York City, and Boston — which would all be connected by a Hyperloop system,” they said.
While the exact costs per night for a potential guest has yet to be confirmed, a flat fee of $1,200 would allow guests to be able to fly quickly between the network of cities, all while never leaving their room.
“Guests would be able to travel to any hotel destination within the network and even visit multiple destinations in a single day,” Mr Siebrecht told Business Insider.
“I believe the Hyperloop One is the next big innovation in transportation in the United States and possibly the world.
“I wanted to explore ways in which this technology could transform the overall travel experience and hospitality.”
Mr Siebrecht’s futuristic design was reportedly inspired by an existing tube-based travel concept which actually exists and was presented by Hyperloop One to the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). Designed by Elon Musk and Bjarke Ingels Group, their autonomous transportation system involved propelling a pod-like vehicle through a reduced-pressure tube, making an energy-efficient travel experience that was quicker than a plane.
Futurism reported that guest suites would be made of re-purposed shipping containers that Siebrecht said would be “outfitted for luxury.” Each would include an office, a living room with a flatscreen TV, a bedroom, and a bathroom.
Despite Mr Siebrecht’s plan to build a fully operational concept by 2020, the technology and infrastructure is unavailable to make this dream a reality.
However, Mr Siebrecht was optimistic that his idea could become a feasible idea in the hotel sector within the next ten years.
Images courtesy Brandan Siebrecht