Archived Articles: Hotels

HoJo’s Lost Mojo: 10 Deserted Howard Johnson’s Locations

Hundreds of orange-roofed Howard Johnson's hotels, motels and restaurants once served fried clam strips and ice cream to tired, hungry American travelers.

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Abandoned Quarry to Ice World: Pit Reclaimed as Resort

China is set to get yet another quarry-turned-resort in an ambitious project by Coop Himmelb(l)au architecture, transforming an abandoned mining pit into an ...

Kim Jong Il Leaves an Unusual Architectural Legacy

One of the ugliest buildings in the world, the long-abandoned Ryugyong Hotel in North Korea finally has a glass facade, but there's no completion date in sight.

All Bets Are Off: 10 Crapped-Out Abandoned Casinos

At these 10 abandoned casinos, the high rollers are laying low, the cards are all jokers, the wheel's stopped spinning and the dice have all thrown snake eyes.

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Sleeping Around: Pop-Up Hotel in a Shipping Container

The Sleeping Around hotel is made from six reclaimed shipping containers, and can go nearly anywhere travelers like, from river banks to busy cities.

Surreal La Balade des Gnomes Hotel Offers Fantasy Getaway

The bizarre La Balade des Gnomes Hotel in Belgium offers truly one-of-a-kind, handmade themed rooms and buildings, including a Trojan Horse.

Subterranean Quarry Hotel to Extend 328 Feet Underground

A futuristic-looking hotel set into a 328-foot-deep abandoned quarry in China is now under construction, and will offer bungee jumping and aquatic sports.

Incredible: 10 New Images of Dubai Underwater Hotel Design

A stunning new underwater hotel is planned for Dubai, complete with glass-walled guest rooms that give guests unparalleled views of marine life from their beds.

Stacking in Style: New Trend Puts Houses on Houses

These three structures couldn't be more different in all ways except one: they all look like individual houses piled on top of each other into vertical towers.

Rooftop Riverboat House Unveiled: A Room for London

Perched atop the Southbank Centre, a riverboat-shaped apartment called 'A Room for London' will offer lucky guests amazing views of the Summer Olympics in 2012.

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