Don't Step Outside Your Bubble at The BubbleTree Hotel
While we wait for the W Paris to open, there's another funky hotel we can check into just outside the city--The BubbleTree Hotel at Chateau Mal-maison, the former home of Napoleon’s wife, Josephine de Beauharnais .
The WSJ reports on this unusual kind of outdoor hotel where the rooms are actually self-enclosed "bubbles." The French designer, Pierre-Stephane Dumas, said:
“It’s a structure without a frame, and so we send air into it to continually hold the structure up. This allows us at once to continually renew the air and avoid condensation and humidity. That avoids a problem frequently encountered in tents, so that we have a truly healthy habitat.”
The Daily Mail actually reported on these bubble hotels from Dumas last year and it turns out there are several different kinds like the CristalBubble which is completely clear, a kids' bubble and a BubbleLodge which includes a second smaller "room" in the bubble.
The BubbleTree Hotel can also be set up anywhere you want, making it great for events or special weekends. It's like the French version of Glamping we guess. This particular Bubble at Chateau Mal-maison reportedly costs only 189 Euros a night but for more ways to spend a night in a bubble, go here.
[Photo: Daily Mail]