The LG Travel News Roundup: World’s Deepest Hotel Suite Opens in Mine

Weekly Travel News — By on October 7, 2011 at 6:00 am

By Susmita Baral
LG News Intern

Missed the big travel stories of the week? And the weird, wacky and insignificant ones? We’ve got your roundup right here

World's Deepest Hotel RoomWorld’s Deepest Hotel Suite Opens

A new hotel in Stockholm is offering suites 155 meters under ground in a mine. The experience involves taking a tour of the mine, being served a basket of refreshments and then being picked up the following morning after a breakfast. A staff member is kept at ground level at all times and can be communicated with via intercom radio, as no mobile phones work at that level. Source: Sala Silvermine

Faux Dutch Mountain Planned
The Dutch are planning to build a fake mountain–an ambition that is estimated to take 30 years and cost £270 billion–in order to make the country a winter sport Mecca. The plan calls for a 7,000 foot artificial mountain and was conceived by Dutch sports journalist Thijs Zonneveld. Source: Yahoo

Swiss Village a Facebook Celebrity
The tiny Swiss village Obermutten in Graubuenden has more Facebook ‘likes’ than people living in the community! The village is utilizing social media by promising to put the pictures of people who ‘like’ their town on Facebook on their official village notice board. After three days, the town had 15 times more likes than residents! Source: Gadling

China’s Gold ATMs
Gold dispensing ATM machines are coming soon to China during the Chinese National Day holidays. The 2,000 gold ATMs located throughout the country will dispense blocks of gold rather than cash. The gold ATM concept isn’t new–they exist in Europe, the Emirates and Las Vegas. Source: Huffington Post
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