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Josh Flagg 'Pilots' a 727 Down in Costa Rica

September 2, 2011 at 11:49 AM | by | ()

Guess the Hotel Revealed!

As we mentioned the other day, our own celebrity hotel hopper Josh Flagg has just returned from a wild adventure in Costa Rica where he found a barf bag on the nightstand in his hotel suite.

That's because he was staying inside the totally awesome 727 Fuselage Suite at Costa Verde in Costa Rica. Here's what he said of the high-flying experience:

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Is the 'Hotelicopter' for Real? Probably Not

March 30, 2009 at 10:14 AM | by | ()

News has been, er, flying around this weekend about the "Hotelicopter," the world's first flying hotel (coming in after the airplane hotels that are no longer functioning, flying aircrafts, of course). Apparently, someone took a Soviet-made Mil V-12, renovated it and made it into an amenity-heavy hotel that flies.

According to the official website, which we found through Engadget:

The Hotelicopter features 18 luxuriously-appointed rooms for adrenaline junkies seeking a truly unique and memorable travel experience.

Each soundproofed room is equipped with a queen-sized bed, fine linens, a mini-bar, coffee machine, wireless internet access, and all the luxurious appointments you’d expect from a flying five star hotel. Room service is available one hour after liftoff and prior to landing.

Okay. Hold up.

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We Call The Window Seat in Costa Verde's 727 Fuselage Suite

Where: Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
March 16, 2009 at 2:26 PM | by | ()

Last week, we were a little skeptical about the monkeys on-site at the Costa Verde Hotel, largely because we're afraid they are going to ruin our pool time. But as we dug a little deeper on the Costa Verde website, we found this totally awesome hotel suite perfect for the LOST fan in you.

The hotel's 727 Fuselage Suite has been created from 1965 Boeing 727 fuselage, which previously belonged to South Africa Air and Avianca Airlines, to offer guests two-bedrooms, two private baths, a flat screen TV, a kitchenette, a dining area foyer, an ocean view terrace, a private entrance up a river rock, spiral staircase and 360 degrees of the surrounding gardens.

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Swedish Hosteler Converts Jumbo Jet into an 85-Bed Hostel

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  Site Where: Arlanda, Sweden
September 3, 2008 at 9:53 AM | by | ()

We've all salivated over those fancy first class airplane seats up front that fold down into a bed, but unless we come into an inheritance soon, we'll never get out of the back of the plane.

However, there is a novel way of sleeping on a 747--by spending a night at the Jumbo Hostel.

Gizmodo reports that Oscar Diös--a hostel owner in Sweden--managed to purchase a grounded Boeing 747, finagle all the necessary red tape, and convert the plane into a hostel anchored at the entrance to Arlanda airport (north of Stockholm, in case you're wondering).

If you're headed to Sweden in December or later, you should book one of the 25 rooms. WiFi and flat screens (showing departure times) are included in the 6-square-meter rooms. Private facilities, for the most part, aren't.

If you're feeling splurgey though, you should definitely try to nab the pilot's digs -- the luxury suite in the converted cockpit with a panoramic view of the airport.

We hope Oscar has better luck with his hostel than the plane's last owner, the bankrupt Transjet.

[Photo: Gizmodo]