TRAVELING AROUND THE WORLD ON A FLOATING HOTEL might be possible by 2020.

Manned Cloud - The Floating Hotel

French designer, Jean-Marie Massaud, has been working in conjunction with the French National Office of Airship Research on the project since 2005.
The airship is a floating hotel called the Manned Cloud.


It will cruise at a speed of 80 mph (130 km/h) and 18,000ft above sea level. It could circle the earth in about ten days.

It will travel for 3,100 miles (almost 5,000 km) before needing to be refueled.

Manned Cloud - The Floating Hotel

It is an ecologically friendly way to travel, leaving little impact on the environment without the need for hotels, according to the promoters. It could land for a few days or for a week if there is a big event going on.

The Manned Cloud is almost 700ft long, 270ft wide and 170ft deep. It has a restaurant, a library, a lounge and a gym on the first deck. On the second level there will be 20 passenger rooms, terraces with panoramic windows, a spa and a bar room.

Manned Cloud - The Floating Hotel

The airship is powered by a giant rear propeller and also has two further engines pointing downwards for vertical take-off.

Manned Cloud - The Floating Hotel

 

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