Alien spaceship hotel planned for California

A UFO hotel where guests can spend the night in alien-themed rooms is being planned for a small desert town in California.

How the UFO hotel might look
How the UFO hotel might look

The £19.6m ($30m) project in Baker will be designed to look like a full-scale alien spacecraft, with 31 bedrooms over two floors.

It will have an alien-themed lobby, spa and nightclub, with staff dressed in alien uniform using touch-screen technology to check guests in. Room rates will start at around $300 a night.

The project's creator Luis Ramallo has started a Kickstarter campaign (a funding programme for creative projects) to help fund the hotel. "We are tremendously excited about developing the first authentic UFO Hotel in the world, not just in America," he said. "There are tens of millions of Sci-Fi and UFO fans in the world who have been dreaming of a venue just like this. They will finally have it."

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