In today’s economic climate, travelers want to be impressed from the minute they leave their homes. “I’m spending money and dealing with airline restrictions, black out dates and volcanos – astound me!” Or, maybe that’s just how we feel. At any rate, the Inntel Hotel, currently underway in Zaandam, the Netherlands, is doing just that. This 11-story pile of houses, designed by WAM Architecten, will have 160 rooms and a conference center once it’s complete this fall.
Resembling traditional houses in the region, the Inntel Hotel’s exterior is made up of overlapping green wooden facades. The hotel will also offer a bar-restaurant, a swimming pool, and a wellness centre with a Finnish sauna and a Turkish bath. [via dvice]