The world first flying hotel

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 | In Info & Technology |

Hotelicopter is a luxuriously appointed flying hotel. The double deck Airbus A380 has set new high standards for luxury accommodation in the air, the hotelicopter is a model and largest hotelicopter ever introduced since the two prototypes were built in year 1960s. The hotelicopter company was purchased on the the prototypes in year 2004 and now ready for its maiden flight in 26th June 2009.

The hotelicopter is modeled on an old Soviet Mil v-12 helicopter and features 18 luxuriously appointed sound-proof rooms complete with queen sized beds, wireless Internet, room service, fine linens, mini-bar, coffee machine and guests can be expected to flying and staying in the five star hotel.

Below are some of the computer generated images of the hotelicopter that I have received from my email.
The World First Flying Hotel 1
Huge hotelicopter at standby mode.

The World First Flying Hotel 2
Huge hotelicopter preparing for the fly.

The World First Flying Hotel 3
Computer generated image of hotelicopter.

The World First Flying Hotel 4
More computer generated image of hotelicopter.

According to the report, this hotelicopter has its specifications such like,
1. Dimensions Length: 42 meters (137 ft)
2. Height: 14 meter (45 ft)
3. Maximum takeoff weight: 105850 Kg (232,870 lb)
4. Maximum speed: 255 km/h (137 kt; 158 miles/h)
5. Cruising speed: 237 km/h (127 kt; 147 miles/h)
6. Original mi range: 515 km (320 mi)
7. Our augmented mi range – 1,030 km (640 mi)

The World First Flying Hotel 5
The hotel rooms inside the hotelicopter.

The World First Flying Hotel 6
The queen sized bed.

The World First Flying Hotel 7
Furniture and dinning room.

The World First Flying Hotel 8
Bathroom and bowl-shaped sink.

Hotelicopter’s official website has announced a travel schedule for the flying hotel starting with the inaugural flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport 26th June 2009. According to one article, hotelicopter is just an April Fools Day prank that launched by a hotel search engine company for their marketing ply because this news was announced during the end of March and early of April 2009.


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