Imagine no longer having to fly to your chosen destination, but instead enjoying a smooth transit system between hotels in top cities. Maybe by 2020 you can, if the imaginative, innovative Hyperloop Hotel becomes a reality.
Hotels linked by a hyperloop transit system
The award winning Hyperloop Hotel concept has been developed by a graduate architecture student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas: Brandan Siebrecht. His design integrates the normal components that make up our travel experience: buying tickets for planes, trains or buses along with booking a few nights at a hotel. Siebrecht’s design proposes 13 hotels in different US cities linked by a hyperloop transit system.
Faster than a plane and energy-efficient
The hyperloop concept was originally introduced by Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, back in 2013. It is a mode of transportation which propels a pod-like vehicle via a reduced-pressure tube. Brandan Siebrecht’s design was partially inspired by DevLoop. Located just north of Las Vegas, DevLoop is an actual test track for Hyperloop One. The objectives of Hyperloop One are to be faster than a plane, autonomous and energy-efficient.
Linking 13 of America’s most important cities
The Hyperloop Hotel concept will have hotels in 13 of America’s most important cities: New York City, Washington DC, Seattle, Los Angeles, Portland, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Denver, Santa Fe, Chicago, Boston, Nashville and Austin.
This futuristic concept would also eliminate the need to purchase separate transit tickets between America’s largest cities, all of which would be linked by this hyperloop system. At the time of writing the design is still conceptual, but the goal is to create a fully operational hyperloop system by 2020.
Multiple destinations in a single day
Siebrecht’s design won him the student’s Radical Innovation Award this year. “Guests would be able to travel to any hotel destination within the network and even visit multiple destinations in a single day,” Siebrecht said.
For a proposed flat fee of $1,200, guests will be able to zoom at top speed between the network of US cities, while never having to leave their room. Hotel sizes will vary according to their location, as will their footprint. In dense cities the footprint will be smaller than in less populated areas. As yet nightly costs have not been calculated.