boeing 727 hotel suite jets out of the jungle in costa rica
 
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may 22, 2014

boeing 727 hotel suite jets out of the jungle in costa rica

boeing 727 hotel suite jets out of the jungle in costa rica
all images courtesy of costa verde hotel

 

 

 

cruising over the costa rican jungle’s lush landscape, the ‘phoenix’ suite at the costa verde hotel offers guests a private stay within a massive refurbished airliner. the salvaged, 1965 boeing 727 airframe — which in its prior life shuttled globetrotters around south africa — has been taken from the san jose airport, and retrofitted into an exclusive hotel suite. the interior has been fully outfitted and meticulously detailed to include two air conditioned bedrooms, each with its own private bath, a kitchenette, dining area, ocean view terrace, a private entrance up a river rock staircase, and 360 degree views of surrounding gardens.

boeing 727 is transformed into hotel suite in costa rican
the interior has been fully outfitted and meticulously detailed around the airliner

 

 

 

furnishings are all formed from hand-carved, teak furniture from java, indonesia, while the plane’s interior is costa rican teak paneling, which lines the surfaces from the cockpit to the tail. perched on a 50-foot pedestal, guests can enjoy scenic ocean and jungle views from a deck built atop the plane’s former right wing, where they might get to know their tree top neighbors — sloths, toucans, monkeys and more.

boeing 727 is transformed into hotel suite in costa rican
the plane’s interior is costa rican teak paneling

boeing 727 is transformed into hotel suite in costa rican
wood lines the surfaces from cockpit to tail

boeing 727 is transformed into hotel suite in costa rican
the suite includes two air conditioned bedrooms

boeing 727 is transformed into hotel suite in costa rican
retrofitted with a bathroom

boeing 727 is transformed into hotel suite in costa rican
guests can enjoy scenic ocean views from a deck built atop the plane’s former right wing

boeing 727 is transformed into hotel suite in costa rican
on the wing deck, visitors overlook the ocean

 

  • Old news.. just trying to hustle rooms. ..besides, you just flew 4-8 hours getting there, only to sleep again in a plane?!

    Jim

    jimCan says:
  • Very integrated in the nature…

    Joe says:
  • That’s an awful lot of prime species grade wood in that aluminum plane. It’s sort of a sad waste of those trees to cover the walls and floors just to live up in the branches of some other trees. Oh, sigh!

    Lightmaker says:
  • I think its a good way to use something that could be difficult to recycle. It’s just absurd to associate the journey of flying to CR on a plane with the idea to be back and stay on a plane. He might be just a party-pooper.

    Sergio says:
  • I agree with Jim 100% and yes, this IS old news. Plus it’s just plain hokey.

    dbkii says:

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