Designs for the Cliff Hanger Hotel by HKS Inc., a vertical hotel literally hanging off the side of a cliff of the Grand Canyon, were impressive enough to receive an Honorable Mention at the Radical Innovations in Hospitality Awards. The idea is to take the experience of being suspended in space and immersed in an environment to many sites across the world.
This breathtaking hotel is a temporary, modular concept that can be strapped to any vertical site, such as the Golden Gate Bridge or an ice fissure in the Andes. The structure can be easily secured and removed, thereby minimizing its ecological footprint on the site itself. Once removed, all traces of the hotel and human impact are erased.