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The Urban Hotel Encourages Travelers to Explore a City's Outdoor Attractions

 - Dec 1, 2011
References: yankodesign
The aptly named Urban Hotel is a conceptual hotel filled with eco-friendly awesomeness. This unique hotel is first and foremost designed to be off-the-grid. The Urban Hotel gets its water from the rain and its energy from the sun. It is also designed to be centrally located around a city's outdoor attractions like parks.

The Urban Hotel can afford to be placed in the middle of a city park because of its small carbon footprint and size. Each hotel consists of slim, two-floor rooms. Perhaps the most awesome feature of this design is the bicycle in each room. The bike lets you explore the city during the day, and at night it can be used as an exercise bike. The energy gathered from exercising is recorded into savings on electricity, with the savings going toward your bill when you check out.