The rich and powerful have always had their own retreats. Whether you consider the famous Stanley Hotel and Jekyll Island from previous centuries, or Dubai, Monaco, Ibiza for the new-age, all have their place in the hearts of millionaires. Luxury accommodations, fine cuisine, exotic locations, and excellent service can be expected at these exciting locales, and the wealthy certainly know how to get their money’s worth. Knowing that some of the most fabulous artistic and architectural marvels throughout history have been the result of “money to burn,” what could the future possibly hold for well-heeled travelers? How about an airship?
Halo – The New Luxury
Costing a mere $330 million, the Halo is the vacation of the future. Millionaires who get tire of their yacht can stay on the Halo, instead – and stow the yacht in the cargo bay. Yes, the Halo is that big.
Halo is designed by the same company that has designed some of the most magnificent superyachts and homes on the planet, and now, with Halo, Andrew Winch Designs strives to lift the wealthy far above the bonds of Earth.
As large as 4 football fields, the Halo may be in the air as soon as 2025. They’ve already successfully test-flown a prototype, so the way is paved for purchase and construction.
The Halo will feature a series of open-air decks as well as cargo space for the owner’s cars and motorcycles. Much of the floor is transparent, to allow free viewing of the landscape passing beneath. It will have a descending deck that can be lowered to the ocean or earth, so the owner can launch from wherever they want.
It will also have a ballroom, and 20 bedrooms. Enjoy screenings of new movies in the cinema, relax in the spa, and get in shape in the gym.
What kind of furnishings will be on the Halo?
Well, you can expect comfort and style, as well as some of the most modern materials in existence. With an eye to reducing the amount of weight in the ship, most furniture will be made of carbon fibre, which is not only lightweight, but very comfortable as well. Most interiors will be custom made, with furnishings molded and upholstered to fit their respective areas.
It is expected that much of the furnishing will be done by 3D printers, expressing high-tech visions of furnishings designed for the most dramatic living spaces. It is anticipated that technology will work hand in hand with design as new pieces are created.
Many of the new furnishings will include screens and circuit boards. For example, kitchen counters will have build in screens to display recipes. These screens and the technology supporting them will be solar powered.
Other furnishings will be made of recycled materials, such as food packaging and polyethylene.
With space-age materials, expert design, and an eye for the future, the new Halo can be expected to be the newest millionaire hang-out.