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Top 100 Hip Hotel Trends of 2015

From Scenic Desert Resorts to Transparent Mountainside Pods

— January 24, 2016 — World
The top 2015 hip hotel trends reveal that guests are increasingly looking for accommodations that offer more than just a place to rest their head. Instead of providing guests with basic amenities, many hotels are trying to create immersive travel experiences.

Unlike hotels of the past, modern accommodations now cater to niche travel demographics. This can include anyone from older travelers who are interested in staying in historic buildings to eco-conscious guests who prioritize sustainable travel. Indeed, the top 2015 hip hotel trends demonstrate that there are accommodations available for each and every kind of traveler.

The rise of niche travel has also expanded the conventional understanding of travel destinations. While hotels were traditionally limited to beachfronts and city centers, accommodations are increasingly popping up in new and exotic locals. For instance, there are hotels located in the middle of the ocean, on the side of mountainous cliffs and even underwater.

For more information about hip hotel trends, turn to Trend Hunter's 2016 Trend Report.
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Activity
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E-Retailer Travel Sites
E-Retailer Travel Sites
Amazon Destinations is the Latest Project from the Online Marketplace
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99
Eco East Coast Hostels
Eco East Coast Hostels
The Deer Isle Hostel Features a Main House Inspired by 17th Century Design
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98
Regional Rental Platforms
Regional Rental Platforms
CanadaStays is the Largest Vacation Rental Site in Canada
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97
Palatial Canalside Hotels
Palatial Canalside Hotels
The New W Amsterdam Brings Five-Star Accommodations to Centrum
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96
In-Suite Fashion Bars
In-Suite Fashion Bars
Pimkie International Converges the Mini Bar Concept with Clothing
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95
Overnight Arena Accommodations
Overnight Arena Accommodations
Airbnb's 'Night At' Contest Will Reward Lucky Toronto Sports Fans
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94
Free Accommodation Platforms
Free Accommodation Platforms
Home Swapping App NightSwapping Takes Money Out of the Equation
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93
Streaming Television Accommodations
Streaming Television Accommodations
Marriott Hotel Introduces Netflix, Hulu and Pandora
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92
Feudal Mountainside Lodgings
Feudal Mountainside Lodgings
This Palatial Puglia Guesthouse Has Views of Ancient Olive Groves
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91
Floating Swiss Hotels
Floating Swiss Hotels
This Stunning Lakeside Hotel is Built on Stilts
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90
Exclusive Tree Hotels
Exclusive Tree Hotels
This Swedish Hotel Lets Guests Sleep Amongst the Trees
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89
Geometric Beachside Resorts
Geometric Beachside Resorts
This Resort in Thailand is Constructed on a Hill Leading to the Water
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88
Hotel Wardrobe Services
Hotel Wardrobe Services
W London's 'Walk Out Wardrobe' Service Offers Luggage-Free Traveling
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87
Palatial Boutique Hotels
Palatial Boutique Hotels
This Cordoba Hotel is Designed to Appear Perpetually Unfinished
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86
Hedge Maze Competitions
Hedge Maze Competitions
Hotel from the ‘The Shining’ Announces a Creepy Maze Contest
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85
Cooling Hotel Infastructures
Cooling Hotel Infastructures
The Galway Hotel Paris Has a Modern Design Focused on Natural Light
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84
Wine-Themed Hotels
Wine-Themed Hotels
The Lodge at Columbia Point in Washington State Will Be Wine-Centric
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83
Converted Lighthouse Hotels
Converted Lighthouse Hotels
This Private Hotel is Housed Inside Iceland's Dyrhólaey Lighthouse
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82
Historic Chateau Hotels
Historic Chateau Hotels
The Palace of Versailles is Adding Hotel Accommodation for Tourists
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81
Refurbished Avian Accommodations
Refurbished Avian Accommodations
This Converted Helicopter is Apart of a New England Resort
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80
Sustainable Luxury Villas
Sustainable Luxury Villas
This Turkish Resort Combines Sustainability with Luxury Lodging
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79
Silent Meditation Retreats
Silent Meditation Retreats
Silent Stay Gives Guests a Beautiful Setting Surrounded by Nature
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78
Grand Chocolate-Inspired Hotels
Grand Chocolate-Inspired Hotels
The Kameha Grand Zurich Hotel Features a Sweet Interior
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77
Tiny Historic Hotels
Tiny Historic Hotels
The Bay C Boutique Hotel in Turkey Has a Total of 17 Rooms
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76
Adventure-Capturing Campaigns
Adventure-Capturing Campaigns
Marriott Lends Out GoPro Travel Cameras for Guests to Try
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75
Upscale Courtyard House Hotels
Upscale Courtyard House Hotels
The Temple House Hotel is a Luxury Hotel in Chengdu
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74
Homey Farmhouse Hotels
Homey Farmhouse Hotels
The Goldkind Hotel Was Converted from an Old Dilapidating Farmhouse
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73
Whimsical Disney Resorts
Whimsical Disney Resorts
The Tokyo Disneyland Hotel Boasts Character-Themed Suites
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72
Gothic Nightclub Accommodations
Gothic Nightclub Accommodations
The Recently Opened Les Bains Paris in an Iconic Former Club
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71
Intergalactic Hotel Experiences
Intergalactic Hotel Experiences
Guests at this Hotel Can Sleep in Zero Gravity Environments
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70
Charming Urban Accommodations
Charming Urban Accommodations
The Grand Pigalle Hotel Brings Stylish Lodgings to the Neighborhood
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69
Matchmaking Travel Packages
Matchmaking Travel Packages
Swipe Right is a Romantic W Hotel Package to Connect Singles
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68
Hostel Cocktail Parties
Hostel Cocktail Parties
La Maison Cointreau Provides a Night of Upscale Entertainment
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67
Experiential Bookstore Vacations
Experiential Bookstore Vacations
The Open Book Airbnb Lets You Stay and Work at a Bookstore
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66
Converted Bank Vault Hotels
Converted Bank Vault Hotels
This Contemporary Hotel is Built Inside a Former KAS Bank
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65
Seaside Holiday Huts
Seaside Holiday Huts
These Vacation Huts are Built on an Island in Northern Norway
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64
Central Station Boutique Hotels
Central Station Boutique Hotels
A Revitalized Denver Union Station Features a Luxurious Hotel
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63
Literary Lodging Programs
Literary Lodging Programs
The Ace Hotel Writers-in-Residence Program is a Treat for Guests
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62
Robot-Run Hotels
Robot-Run Hotels
This Bizarre Japanese Hotel is Run by Robots and Other Machines
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61
Rural Vinyard Hotels
Rural Vinyard Hotels
The Torre De Palma Wine Hotel Received an Extension and Upgrade
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60
Hotel Phone Apps
Hotel Phone Apps
Virgin's First Hotel Launches with Lucy, a Personal Comfort App
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59
Holiday Hotel Experiences
Holiday Hotel Experiences
This Harrods London Christmas Package Includes VIP Present-Shopping
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58
Infinity Symbol-Shaped Hotels
Infinity Symbol-Shaped Hotels
This PyeongChang Resort Takes the Shape of a Figure-Eight
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57
Contemporary Boutique Lodgings
Contemporary Boutique Lodgings
This Chic Sydney Hotel is the Latest Project from Loh Lik Peng
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56
Open Air Hotel Rooms
Open Air Hotel Rooms
This Hotel Suite Features a Retractable Roof That Opens Up to the Sky
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55
Personalized Hotel Room Bookings
Personalized Hotel Room Bookings
This Hotel Allows Guests to Configure Their Room
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54
Homey Boutique Hotels
Homey Boutique Hotels
The ROOST Apartment Hotel is a Place People Will Never Want to Leave
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53
Luxury Stadium Suites
Luxury Stadium Suites
Airbnb is Giving Away a Stay in the Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grandstand
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52
Toy-Themed Accommodations
Toy-Themed Accommodations
The LEGOLAND Hotel Winter Haven is Perfect for Family Getaways
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51
Art Exhibit Hotels
Art Exhibit Hotels
Each of the Rooms at the 'Hotel No Hotel' are Different Than the Next
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50
App-Connected Hotel Rooms
App-Connected Hotel Rooms
The 'Cityhub Hotel' Lets You Control Room Functions Through an App
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49
Interlocking Treehouse Hotels
Interlocking Treehouse Hotels
This Hip Japanese Hotel is Located in an Ancient Camphor Tree
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48
Localized Luxury Hotels
Localized Luxury Hotels
'Akyra Manor' is a Luxury Hotel in Thailand Surrounded by Natural Beauty
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47
Luxurious Homespun Accommodations
Luxurious Homespun Accommodations
This Chic Belgian Bed and Breakfast Has All the Comforts of Home
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46
Cannabis Ranch Resorts
Cannabis Ranch Resorts
CannaCamp is an All-Inclusive Pot Ranch Located in Colorado
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45
Suspended Cable Car Accommodations
Suspended Cable Car Accommodations
This Airbnb Cable Car is the Ultimate Luxury Experience
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44
Sleep-Only Hotels
Sleep-Only Hotels
Ninehours in Japan Lets People Pay Just for the Time They Need to Rest
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43
Discount Hybrid Hotels
Discount Hybrid Hotels
The 'Freehand Chicago' is a Hybrid Hotel and Hostel Built for All Travelers
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42
Rooftop Hotel Pods
Rooftop Hotel Pods
These Hotel Micro Dwellings Perch On Top of Dutch Urban Structures
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41
Carbon Neutral Travel Sites
Carbon Neutral Travel Sites
Eco Travel Agency GreenHotelWorld Offsets CO2 Emissions for Free
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40
Intimate Luxury Hotels
Intimate Luxury Hotels
Hotel Bachaumont is a Stunning New 49-Room Parisian Hotel
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39
Rural Geothermal Retreats
Rural Geothermal Retreats
This Chinese Spa Resort Boasts Natural Hot Springs and Mountain Views
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38
Luxury Fashion Label Spas
Luxury Fashion Label Spas
The Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong Hosts the First Dior Spa in Asia
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37
Serene Bird's Nest Hotels
Serene Bird's Nest Hotels
This German Robin's Nest Hotel is Suspended in the Trees and Wi-Fi-Free
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36
Luxurious Camping Hotels
Luxurious Camping Hotels
Jerome Borazio's 'St. Jerome's: The Hotel' Makes Camping More Glamorous
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35
Eco Travel Cabins
Eco Travel Cabins
Bolivia's 'Ecolodge Del Lago' Offers Sustainable Travel Lodging
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34
Romantic Subaquatic Dining
Romantic Subaquatic Dining
The Per Aquum Niyama Maldives Underwater Restaurant has Stunning Views
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33
Converted Fortress Hotels
Converted Fortress Hotels
No Man’s Land Fort in England Now Boasts Luxury Accommodations
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32
Towering Quartz Accommodations
Towering Quartz Accommodations
Amethyst Hotel is a Mountainous Manifestation of a Precious Stone
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31
Single-Room Design Hotels
Single-Room Design Hotels
The Droog Bedroom is Surprisingly the Only Room at the Droog Hotel
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30
Understated Luxury Hotels
Understated Luxury Hotels
Each Room at the Boro Hotel Boasts Floor-to-Ceiling Windows
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29
Secluded Luxury Hotels
Secluded Luxury Hotels
The 'VIVOOD Landscape Hotel' Has Rooms Spread Out Across the Land
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28
Digital Detox Programs
Digital Detox Programs
Myhotels Bloomsbury Offers a Way for Guests to Disconnect & De-Stress
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27
Exotically Urban Accommodations
Exotically Urban Accommodations
Loke Thye Kee Residences is a Boutique Hotel in Penang, Malaysia
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26
Pristine Minimalist Hotels
Pristine Minimalist Hotels
The Miss Clara Hotel in Stockholm is Housed in an Art Nouveau Building
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25
Luxury Modular Villas
Luxury Modular Villas
This Coastal Living Concept Features a Series of Luxurious Floating Villas
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24
Promotional Floating Accommodations
Promotional Floating Accommodations
The Airbnb Floating House Can Be Won for a Single Night
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23
Elevated Timber Cabins
Elevated Timber Cabins
These Hillside Cabins Provide Individual Lodgings for the Awasi Hotel
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22
Retrofitted Hotel Lobbies
Retrofitted Hotel Lobbies
The Old Mill Hotel Belgrade Sits Within a Newly Transformed Building
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21
Hybrid Bookstore Hotels
Hybrid Bookstore Hotels
Book and Bed Tokyo Introduces a New Play on 'B&B' Accomodations
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20
Romantic Clubhouse Interiors
Romantic Clubhouse Interiors
The Recently Opened Soho House Istanbul Considers Historical Context
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19
Golden Five-Star Resorts
Golden Five-Star Resorts
This Fez Hotel is a Luxurious Blend of Traditional and Modern Styles
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18
Floating Army Hotels
Floating Army Hotels
This 134-Year-Old British Sea Fort is Now a Full Fledged Luxury Hotel
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17
Floating Holiday Homes
Floating Holiday Homes
This Resort in Rural Thailand Features Floating Homes with a Rooftop Lounge
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16
Boutique-Inspired Hotel Chains
Boutique-Inspired Hotel Chains
Holiday Inn Express Boasts a Hip Redesign
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15
Historic Building Hostels
Historic Building Hostels
The Backstay Hostel in Ghent is Located in a Stunning Art Deco Building
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14
Multi-Sensory Hotel Designs
Multi-Sensory Hotel Designs
This New Mexico City Hotel is an Amalgamation of Several Concepts
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13
Airport Pod Hotels
Airport Pod Hotels
These 'Napcab' Napping Pods Provide On-the-Go Accommodation for Travelers
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12
Energetic Downtown Hostels
Energetic Downtown Hostels
This Rio Hostel is a Vibrant Window into Brazil's Capital City
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11
Ultramodern Industrial Hotels
Ultramodern Industrial Hotels
The Latest Outpost from Puro Hotels is Located in Gdansk
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10
Cosmopolitan Luxury Hotels
Cosmopolitan Luxury Hotels
The Belgraves Thompson Hotel in London is Sophisticated Hospitality
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9
Millennial Hostel Hotels
Millennial Hostel Hotels
The CityHub Offers a Connected Stay for Travellers on a Budget
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8
Quirky Beer Hotels
Quirky Beer Hotels
The Dogfish Inn is a Charming Beer Tourist Attraction in Delaware
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7
Scenic Desert Resorts
Scenic Desert Resorts
This Luxury Resort Blends an Elegant Accommodation and Desert Views
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6
Cleverly Compact Lofts
Cleverly Compact Lofts
The Zoku Hotel is Rife with Creative Hidden Features for Small Spaces
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5
Business-Class Capsule Hotels
Business-Class Capsule Hotels
This Tokyo Hotel Offers Luxury Pods for Business Travelers
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4
Vibrant Upscale Hostels
Vibrant Upscale Hostels
The Generator Paris Hostel Boasts Private Balconies and Hammocks
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3
Luxurious Hotel Aricrafts
Luxurious Hotel Aricrafts
The Four Seasons Private Jet is Taking Hospitality to New Heights
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2
Continental Boutique Hotels
Continental Boutique Hotels
The Hoxton Hotel Amsterdam Offers Stunning Canalside Lodging
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1
Transparent Mountainside Pods
Transparent Mountainside Pods
These Peruvian Hotel Pods are Attached to the Side of a Rocky Cliff
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