Photo Gallery Take a Break 21st-Century Style

Cocktails delivered by robot, panorama windows-cum-television-screens, beds which rock you to sleep: Welcome to the hotel room of the 21st century, the brainchild of a German team of researchers.
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At the end of 2009 an underwater area will be opened at the Poseidon Hotel on Fiji. It will have 24 aquarium-encased suites...

Foto: Artist Concept
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...an underwater diving center and a golf course with nine holes.

Foto: Artist Concept
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No more boxy little rooms: The team of researchers has come up with an organically formed room design.

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Atlantis Hotel in Dubai, complete with a huge aquarium.

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Sketches of the Waterworld project in Songjiang, China.

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It can only be reached by boat or helicopter. The designs for the Apeiron Island Hotel in Dubai, to be built 300 meters off the coastline.

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Entrance to the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden. Every winter the hotel has to be rebuilt.

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The guests relax at temperatures of minus five degrees in minimally furnished rooms. Reindeer skins adorn the beds...

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Vodka is served in ice glasses in the bar.

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The ice clock sculpture on the hotel wall.

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The rooms look a little different each year.

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