9 of the World's Most Unconventional Hotels

These hotels will make better stories than any night at the Plaza.

Why stay in a regular hotel when you can stay inside an empty wine casket, or an igloo that will melt as soon as the spring comes? These extraordinary hotels cost anywhere from $40,000 to $50 per night, and are located all over the world, but they all share the ability to provide you with a very unique story to tell. Read on to discover some of the world's most unusual hotels, perfect for anyone looking to get off the beaten path (and possibly into a coffin).

5. Montaña Mágica Lodge, Panguipulli, Chile

Located deep in the jungle of Chile's Huilo Natural Reserve, this hotel is a prime example of just how compatible architecture can be with the natural world. The structure was engineered to release a flood of water over its cone-shaped walls every day, and resembles a kind of hobbit-house crossed with a volcano, making it a whimsical yet subdued work of design. Though made of lumber and stone, the hotel is covered in a thick layer of jungle foliage, and it's easy to mistake for a mountain or part of nature. On the inside, though, it contains cozy suites, a wellness center, a spa, and plenty of other luxurious amenities, making it a study in contrasts as well as a perfect escape from reality.


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