While this isn’t exactly Colombian news, it does involve a Colombian company…in a way. Avianca happens to be my favorite airline due to the quality of service I have received while flying with them (I’ll write about that later). What I didn’t know is that they are now allowing customers to take showers on the plane, not only that, but sleep in beds and do pretty much anything one would normally do in a hotel.
Sound odd? Well, I’m not exactly being 100% truthful here. Here’s why…
“If you have fantasies of living like the Swiss Family Robinson or even the characters in Lost, this rainforest resort near Quepos, Costa Rica may be just the ticket. Situated on the edge of the Manuel Antonio National Park, the Costa Verde Resort features an incredible hotel suite set inside a 1965 Boeing 727 airplane. In its former life the airplane transported globetrotters on South Africa Air and Avianca Airlines, and it now serves as a two bedroom suite perched on the edge of the rainforest overlooking the beach and ocean.” – Inhabitat
(photo: El Tiempo)
For a bunch of cool photos of the hotel room, check out the design website Inhabitat’s post on the subject.