Hilton takes its brand to the ultimate frontier.
The hotel and hospitality giant announced this week that it will be designing astronaut suites for Starlab, a private space station being developed by Voyager Space Holdings and aerospace company Lockheed Martin.
Dylan Taylor, Voyager’s chairman and CEO, confirmed Hilton’s role in an interview with CNBC on Monday. Taylor said he believes Hilton, who has never been involved in a similar project, has the ability to bring a “unique perspective” to space.
The announcement was made at the 2022 International Astronautical Congress, a convention in Paris that “brings global space actors together.”
Hilton will also help market the space lab.
“For decades, discoveries in space have positively impacted life on Earth, and now Hilton has the opportunity to leverage this unique environment to enhance guest experiences wherever people travel,” said Christopher Nassetta, CEO of Hilton , in a statement.
Starlab is the first of four free-flying commercial space stations being built by commercial companies. It was designed by Nanoracks, a private space services company that received $160 million from NASA.
Construction of the Starlab is scheduled to begin in late 2023 and is expected to be operational in 2027.
https://www.ibtimes.com.au/hilton-build-astronaut-hotel-suites-earth-orbiting-space-station-starlab-1838661?utm_source=Public&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=Distribution Hilton builds astronaut hotel suites for the orbiting Starlab space station