Wednesday, February 20, 2013


The hotelicopter!

It's HUGE!

Compare it to a regular chopper.

Up, up, and away!

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.

The engines are extra quiet so as not to bother travelers. Special body construction does not carry vibrations. Most modern navigation systems are on board. All is done for the utmost comfort and -- of course -- security.

However --

From Snopes:  Some April Fool’s pranks are so good that they continue to circulate and and snare the unsuspecting long after April 1 has come and gone. This “hotelicopter” hoax is another such example.

In late March 2009, as a marketing stunt intended to promote the launch of their revamped and renamed hotel search engine website, hotelicopter (previously known as VibeAgent) put up an April Fool’s prank on the web announcing “the world’s first flying hotel,” advertising a “Hotelicopter” featuring “18 luxuriously–appointed rooms”.

For those people who did not get the joke (and there were many of them), hotelicopter provided a hint in their blog when they launched their “real” site the following week:   Oh, and yes, we’re the folks behind the flying hotel of the same name. We were just having some fun, and had no idea it was going to blow up like it did. We’ve gotten about 1.5 million page and video views just in the last week, so thank you very much for all the attention and support, and hopefully we made you smile.


  1. And here I was thinking that room in the orange in the wing would be great fun...!

  2. Could you imagine being sound asleep and having the 'copter swoosh around? Any mention of lapbelts under that 13.5tog goose down duvet? HA!