Luxury Five Star Spa Hotel….. Exclusively For Elephants

‘Elephant Eden’ is the name of the extravagant accommodation opening soon for a group of the elephant’s elite.

Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, located just outside Bristol conjured up the concept to spoil the largest land animal in the world, who they believe should be fiercely protected from poachers who ruthlessly hunt them for their thick skin and strong tusks.
The compound has been descried as a five star spa hotel, is offering first class facilities that could rival the Ritz, including; several enormous heated swimming pools for tranquil lazy dips, special ‘health food’ to deliver the elephants extensive dietary needs and even a round the clock butler service, waiting on the animals twenty four hours a day to ensure their pampering session never dies down.

The unique one-of-a-kind establishment is due to open in 2013, when final architectural details are completed and appropriate décor has been selected.
Although there are hundreds of elephant sanctuaries all of the world, this is the only of its kind and it set to be the largest in Europe. The twenty acre complex will become the new home to four fortunate Asian female elephants and one incredibly lucky Asian male. The owners of this establishment have plans to broaden the number of residents and increase the guest list once the blessed five have settled in.
Inspiration for this exceptional and distinctive hotel may have stemmed from elephant sanctuaries in India whereby the creatures are worshipped, bathed and lightly waited on. Elephants are a symbol of wisdom in Asian cultures and are famed for their memory and intelligence. Their level of intellect is certainly believable, considering this customized palace they have managed to secure.
Anthony Bush, the proud and ambitious owner of the zoo claimed: “Elephant Eden will be a new chapter in the history of elephant accommodation.” The grand elephantine manor, a heaven on earth for elephants, is in no doubt an undisputable upgrade, from the original Noah’s Ark.

Article by Emma Boyle

Worlds smallest 5 star hotel

AT 2.5 METRES wide and with just 53 square metres of floor space – this luxury lodging  is the world’s smallest five-star hotel.


The Eh’hausl hotel in Amberg, Germany, would be a perfect location for vertically-challenged jet-setters such as Tom Cruise, Bernie Ecclestone or even French PM Nicolas Sarkozy to make a short getaway.


Although Mr Sarkozy’s 5’9″ supermodel wife, Carla Bruni, may have to watch her head if she tries to enter the diminutive domicile.


From the outside, the EUR240/GBP210 per night hotel looks as though it has been sandwiched in between two neighbouring buildings.


But its deceptive frontage disguises a luxurious interior packed with a range of full-sized treats.


Guests at the Hobbit-style hotel, located around 130 km/80 miles from Munich, can expect to find flatscreen TVs, gold-trimmed furniture and a spa bathroom across its six floors.


And just like its larger counterparts, there is, of course, a mini-bar.


Described by its owners as a ‘luxury hermitage’, the hotel is unmanned, with guests handed keys to the building when they check-in.


Upon opening the doors they are greeted by the strains of Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’ emanating from invisible speakers in the walls.


El Hausl is fully booked months in advance, although this owes much to the fact that it can only house one couple at a time.


A hotel spokesperson said: “The hotel is very popular with guests from all over the world, from South Africa, America, England and Russia.


“As well as the size our guests are always very impressed by our hotel’s historic background.”


Translated from the German as ‘Wedding House’, the Eh-hausl was built in 1728 after the local council decreed that couples could only get married if they owned a residence.


Spotting a business opportunity, a local merchant built the small, cheap house and sold it to young couples who would live in it for a matter of weeks while they carried out their nuptials.


After they were married, they would sell it on to another pair of would-be newlyweds.


According to local legend, people who spend just one night at the hotel can enjoy a blissful, lifelong marriage.