Brandan Siebrecht a graduate architecture student at The University of Las Vegas wants to create a different hotel. He designed what he calles the “Hyperloop Hotel” a system that would feature a transit system and 13 hotels in different cities around the United States. Siebrecht is the student winner of this years Radical Innovation Award, it is a competition for creative hotel designs. In June, a jury of seven hotel investors, developers and architects selected the Hyperloop Hotel as the one of two finalists out of 65 submissions from 24 countries.
The futuristic concept would eliminate the need to buy a separate transit tickets for most of the largest cities in the US. It calls for hotels in 13 locations such as Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Denver, New York as well as other locations. All of these cites would be connected by a Hyperloop system. For a flat fee, Hyperloop Hotel guests would be able to zoom quickly between the network of cities, all while never leaving their room, Siebrecht tells Business Insider. He hasn’t estimated what each night would cost yet. “Guests would be able to travel to any hotel destination within the network and even visit multiple destinations in a single day,” Siebrecht said.
The design was inspired the Dev Loop which is a test track for the Hyperloop One that is being developed in las Vegas.
Hyperloop One was a concept by Tesla CEO Elon Musk in 2013. A hyperloop is a mode of transportation that would propel a pod like vehicle through a reduced pressure tube. Hyperloop One wants the system to be an energy-efficient mode of transportation. Though the project is still conceptual and has experienced delays the startup has said its goal is to deliver a fully operational system by 2020.
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