These Pod Hotels Delivered by Drones Are the Future
The Radical Innovation Awards are a safe place for designers to submit their wildest dreams about hotels of the future. The entries for the 2016 award—the winner of which receives $10,000 to further their design—did not disappoint.
There is one that sticks out to us, mainly for our love of drones and one-of-a-kind experiences: a drone-delivered hotel with a series of connected sleeping pods.
Called Driftscape, the finalist design in the professional category from the Toronto office of HOK plays out as set of self-sustaining hotel rooms that are delivered anywhere in the world by drone. Calling them “hotel rooms” is a bit of a stretch, considering the pods have just enough room for a bed, table, and lamp, but you can't beat the views.
This is only one of many submissions for this year's honor. The winner will be announced on Oct. 5, so check back to find out whether or not this has the potential to become part of your future travel plans. You can see past designs on the Radical Innovation Awards site.
Erika Owen is the Senior Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.