First-ever space hotel slated to open by 2027

Photo: Voyager Station The world's first space hotel, Voyager Station with approaching SpaceX Starship.

For top-tier travellers who feel like they’ve already visited every destination on Earth, we’ve got some exciting news to share with you. In just 6 years, space construction company Orbital Assembly Corporation will launch world's first luxury space hotel called Voyager Station in low Earth orbit, which might just be the most coveted, fanciest travel experience of the decade to add to your bucket list. 

 

If that sounds out of this world - pardon the pun - wait until you see what it looks like.  Featuring a unique rotational design to generate artificial gravity that will be set at a similar level to the gravity found on the moon, the hotel will cruise around the whole world every 90 minutes and allow guests to check-in at the hotel effortlessly without any prior astronaut training. 

The construction of Voyager Class will begin in 2025. And, according to the creators, by 2027, space enthusiasts would be literally able to have an out-of-the-world experience as the interstellar resort will be operational.

When finished, Voyager Station will able to accommodate up to 400 guests, allowing guests to soar miles above the Earth’s surface and enjoy epic views of the cosmos. In addition to offering rooms and suites, the hotel will also feature all the luxury amenities you could possibly desire, such as restaurants, bars, cinema, gym, Earth-viewing lounges, concert venues and even a health spa with necessities including crew quarters, air, water and power provided. 

“Voyager Station is a rotating space station designed to produce varying levels of artificial gravity by increasing or decreasing the rate of rotation. Artificial, or simulated, gravity is essential to long term habitation in space,” the official website explains.

“The station has been designed from the start to accommodate business, manufacturing, national space agencies conducting low gravity research, and space tourists who want to experience life on a large space station with the comfort of low gravity and the feel of a luxury hotel,” it adds.

The concept of Voyager Station was ideated in 2012 with the launch of the Gateway Foundation which established OAC in 2018 to realise the dream of building the first commercial hotel in space.

“This will be the next industrial revolution,” John Blincow, the founder of the Gateway Foundation, said. While he noted that this will innovate the space industry like never before, there are also formalities that still need to be worked out - mainly the gravity aspect of travel.

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