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ICEHOTEL Wants to Sculpt Your Fantasy Suite But For $231,000

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February 25, 2014 at 9:18 AM | by | ()

Hotels love to show off their suites and especially to point out what makes them unique. Sometimes it’s the famous designer who created it, sometimes it’s the view, and sometimes it’s the amenities. Well now you can have your own custom designed suite—made entirely of ice—that has none of these attributes, and a price tag that has us gasping for air. This unprecedented experience is being offered by Sweden’s ICEHOTEL, pioneers in ice art and now ‘haute couture’ on the rocks.

If anyone can pull this off constructively and creatively it is ICEHOTEL, who has been busy every winter for the last 25 years, giving new meaning to the term “walk in cooler.” Now let’s cut to the chase – the price for your ice fantasy is about $231,000. No, this is not a typo. Let’s see what you get for it.

Firstly you are the hot shot designer. A representative from ICEHOTEL will meet with you wherever you call home to go over the details. Blueprints are generated and work starts right away. Chunks of natural ice borrowed from the River Torne form the actual building blocks from which the sculpting is carried out to your specifications. You can also participate in the chiseling of your own suite— sorry no discount—and stay for ‘free’ at nearby ICEHOTEL until your room is ready.

Upon departure you get a bottle of the melted ice from your suite, the rest of which is returned to the River Torne. We are told that some of the proceeds go to environmental programs in the Baltic Sea. You will also receive blueprints and photographs to go with that great big receipt.

Clearly this is a once in a lifetime experience for those of us that can take advantage of it, and there may still be time to place your order if you act now. Anyone?

[Photo: "Art Deco" by Thomasz Czajkowski and Eryk Marks]

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