This suite at the Hotel Costa Verde on the Costa Rican coast was once a Boeing 727. For $250 a night ($500 during peak season) you can sleep next to tropical beaches in an airplane that can no longer fly.
Made from the fuselage of a Boeing 307 Stratoliner, this shipshape little vessel once belonged to Howard Hughes. It now sits in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Made from the fuselage of a Boeing 307 Stratoliner, this vessel once belonged to Howard Hughes. Jimmy Buffett christened it the "Cosmic Muffin." Current owner, Dave Drimmer, purchased it as a houseboat 1981. It now sits in Fort Lauderdale.
He throws his suitcase in celebration -- he's going to be bunking in a jet tonight. That jet is Jumbo Stay at Stockholm's Arlanda Airport, the only jumbo jet hotel in the world. It also happens to be an affordable hostel, fitted with 76 beds.
This is the dining area at Jumbo Stay at Stockholm's Arlanda Airport, the only jumbo jet hotel in the world. With commercial seats removed, airplanes look surprisingly larger inside.
The Hotel Suite is equipped with this bed, a Jacuzzi, infrared sauna and mini-bar. It started out as a political transport, was converted to a commercial airplane, then used as a restaurant for 15 years until it became a hotel in 2007.
That annoying elbow-jostling drinks cart has a classy new look, thanks to Skypak.
MotoArt creates all sorts of tables -- martini tables, coffee tables, conference tables -- from unexpected plane parts, including propellers.
The Hotel Suite in the Netherlands consists of a completely intact 1960 Ilyushin Il-18 converted into a hotel suite for two.
Bio-Luminum is an aluminum tiling product made by U.S.-based Coverings ETC. It's made from 100% recycled aircraft aluminum. Unidentifiable aircraft parts -- cockpit? wingtip? -- get new lives as parts of a decorative wall.
Once it held ginger ale and packets of peanuts. Now it holds important documents; bordbar trolleys start at $1,300.
Magic Mike would love this MotoArt coffee table. It comes with a fancy name -- the F-4 Phantom -- and includes 10 burner cans with red LED internal illumination for mood lighting.
Bio-Luminum is an aluminum tiling product made by U.S.-based Coverings ETC. It's made from 100% recycled aircraft aluminum. Unidentifiable aircraft parts get new lives as parts of a decorative wall.
Skypak, a German company that specializes in selling refurbished trolleys, has a clever storage idea: use trolleys to store ties and shirts. More innovative conversions include DVD racks, coffee bars and shoe cabinets.
"About 120 man hours go into each piece with MotoArt's technician grinding, cutting, sanding and polishing," says MotoArt's website about creating corporate desks from airplane parts.
California-based MotoArt designs and builds unconventional furniture from decommissioned aircraft. Clients include AOL, Microsoft, GoDaddy, NetJets, Alitalia, Boeing, Northrup Grumman and Royal Jordanian.
This MotoArt's seat design is called the "Albatross," and made from parts rescued from airplane bone yards.