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Plans unveiled for "world's first zero gravity spa" in Barcelona space hotel

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Europe’s first man-made island and "space hotel" by US based company Mobilona
Europe’s first man-made island and "space hotel" by US based company Mobilona
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Europe’s first man-made island and "space hotel" is to include "the world's first zero-gravity spa"
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Europe’s first man-made island and "space hotel" is to include "the world's first zero-gravity spa"
Tourists can experience "weightlessness" in a vertical wind tunnel
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Tourists can experience "weightlessness" in a vertical wind tunnel
The artificial island would feature a 984 ft (300 m) high Space Hotel which promises to include "the world's first zero-gravity spa"
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The artificial island would feature a 984 ft (300 m) high Space Hotel which promises to include "the world's first zero-gravity spa"
Barcelona Island's luxurious penthouse
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Barcelona Island's luxurious penthouse
The hotel will feature 2,000 suites, equipped with transparent glass displays, supposedly providing guests with "views" of different galaxies across the universe
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The hotel will feature 2,000 suites, equipped with transparent glass displays, supposedly providing guests with "views" of different galaxies across the universe
Visitors would be able to reach the futuristic tourist attraction via a pedestrian walkway stretching across the sea from the mainland
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Visitors would be able to reach the futuristic tourist attraction via a pedestrian walkway stretching across the sea from the mainland
The island designs features a marina and shopping plaza
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The island designs features a marina and shopping plaza
Barcelona Island sketches by architect Erik Morvan
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Barcelona Island sketches by architect Erik Morvan
Barcelona Island sketches by architect Erik Morvan
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Barcelona Island sketches by architect Erik Morvan
Europe’s first man-made island and "space hotel" by US based company Mobilona
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Europe’s first man-made island and "space hotel" by US based company Mobilona
Europe’s first man-made island and "space hotel" is to include "the world's first zero-gravity spa"
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Europe’s first man-made island and "space hotel" is to include "the world's first zero-gravity spa"
Tourists can experience "weightlessness" in a vertical wind tunnel
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Tourists can experience "weightlessness" in a vertical wind tunnel
The artificial island would feature a 984 ft (300 m) high Space Hotel which promises to include "the world's first zero-gravity spa"
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The artificial island would feature a 984 ft (300 m) high Space Hotel which promises to include "the world's first zero-gravity spa"
Barcelona Island's luxurious penthouse
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Barcelona Island's luxurious penthouse
The hotel will feature 2,000 suites, equipped with transparent glass displays, supposedly providing guests with "views" of different galaxies across the universe
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The hotel will feature 2,000 suites, equipped with transparent glass displays, supposedly providing guests with "views" of different galaxies across the universe
Visitors would be able to reach the futuristic tourist attraction via a pedestrian walkway stretching across the sea from the mainland
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Visitors would be able to reach the futuristic tourist attraction via a pedestrian walkway stretching across the sea from the mainland
The island designs features a marina and shopping plaza
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The island designs features a marina and shopping plaza
Barcelona Island sketches by architect Erik Morvan
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Barcelona Island sketches by architect Erik Morvan
Barcelona Island sketches by architect Erik Morvan
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Barcelona Island sketches by architect Erik Morvan
Europe’s first man-made island and "space hotel" by US based company Mobilona
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Europe’s first man-made island and "space hotel" by US based company Mobilona
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The bustling Spanish city of Barcelona attracts thousands of tourists each year and is renowned for its world heritage sites which include several masterpieces by the 19th century Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. In stark contrast to the city’s various attractions steeped in history, art and culture, Barcelona could host Europe’s first man-made island and "space hotel." Barcelona Island would feature a 984 ft high hotel which promises “the world's first zero-gravity spa” – whatever that means.

US-based company Mobilona is currently on a mission to construct so-called space hotels around the world and has confirmed plans for a €1.5 billion (US$1.9 billion) initial investment for the development of Barcelona Island.

Visitors would be able to reach the futuristic tourist attraction via a pedestrian walkway stretching across the sea from the mainland. On the island tourists can experience a form of weightlessness in vertical wind tunnel or visit the 24-hour "Space Mall."

"The windows of Mobilona Space Hotels will be transparent glass displays that can be turned on during 'flights' and turned off when guests want to return from their 'Space Trip,'" says Mobilona Global CEO Jerome Bottari.

Barcelona’s mayor, Xavier Trias, has dismissed initial interest in the project even though City Hall will continue to review the proposal. "We have no need or desire to take on projects of this nature," Trias told Catalan news channel 3/24. "We have no intention of turning Barcelona into a spectacle."

However this has not deterred Mobilona, who has its sights on further Space Hotel projects proposed for Los Angeles and Hong Kong.

Sources: Barcelona Island, The Telegraph

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3 comments
Rik Delaet
This isn't even zero gravity. You're supported by the wind. Lying on my my couch is as much zero gravity as that. The only way of getting a short moment of almost zero gravity is jumping off the tower. Not recommended!
33Nick
Marketing gone terribly wrong again. On the flipside, we have become so immuned to these over-zealous claims. Too bad, it is a good idea but cheapened with its PR pitch.
Douglas Bennett Rogers
I thought it would be a drop tower. Could put a flight simulator cabin in it for realistic ride!