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Debangana Sen Apr 16 2014

Which are the abandoned hotels in the world?

Reet Cheema Apr 16 2014
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You can find the remains of abandoned hotels in the world that once upon a time conjured the images of luxury, lavish restaurants and extravagant furnishings under the blue skies. As the time passed, some or the other catastrophe left them decrepit and abandoned. Here is the list of most interesting abandoned hotels in the world.

Hotel Polissya, Pripyat, Ukraine

The 8-storey Hotel Polissya, along with 50,000 people residing in Pripyat, was evacuated on April 1986 after a catastrophic explosion at Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Being one of the city's tallest buildings, the hotel serves as a prominent reminder of that day. Tourists head to the ghost town to witness the crumbling buildings, including the an amusement park and stadium along with the hotel.


Photo of Hotel Polissya (by Pbm)

Sheraton Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Also called the "Heartbreak Hotel" by islanders, this sprawling abandoned hotel along the coast road on Rarotonga, has never hosted a single guest. The hotel’s construction began in the late 1980s but ultimately fell through due to major financial scandal and left the tiny pacific nation nearly bankrupted. This 200 room hotel can still be seen on Google maps and is now a major tourist attraction.


Photo of Sheraton Rarotonga (by JERRYE AND ROY KLOTZ MD)


Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang, North Korea


Construction of Ryugyong Hotel began in 1987 during the dictatorship of Kim Jong-Un with a vision to create world's tallest hotel that was supposed to be completed by 1989 but due to fall of the Soviet Union and massive famine, the construction was halted. In 2008, after being abandoned for 16 years, this 330-meter tall building was coated with glass from the exterior. Though it might look complete from the outside, the structure is still empty inside.



Photo of Ryugyong Hotel (by Timur)


Hundseck Hotel, Black Forest, Germany

Located on the infamously dangerous mountain road called the Schwarzwaldhochstrasse in Black Forest, Germany is a stunning yet abandoned hotel that was once a popular ski-resort. The hotel operated till 1957, when it was converted to a camp for miners. Later it operated as a youth hostel in 1982 and was finally shuttered in 2001. Nobody has ever since checked in or out of this eery hotel.



Photo of Hundseck Hotel (by jimcnb)


Hotel del Salto, Colombia

Hotel del Salto, situated near the beautiful Tequendama Falls on Bogotá River in Colombia, was first opened in 1928 to welcome travellers visiting the area. During the next decades though, the Bogotá River became contaminated, and the tourism industry waned. The hotel was finally closed in the early 90s and was left abandoned ever since. Some believe the hotel is haunted due to the fact that many people in the past chose that spot to commit suicide around the waterfall. In 2012, the hotel was renovated and turned into a museum.



Photo of Hotel del Salto (by ArturoAparicio)



Prora, Rügen, Germany

Prora is an empty 10,000 bedroom resort located alongside a wide, sandy beach on the German island of Rügen in the Baltic Sea. The hotel was built between 1936 and 1939 by Nazis as part of their “Strength through Joy” programme on Hitler's orders. Built more than 70 years ago, not a single guest has ever checked in here.



Photo of Prora Hotel (by Lostbastard)



The Grand Hotel, Kupari, Croatia

The village of Kupari once served as an idyllic summer getaway for the high-ranking military officers of the Yugoslav People's Army. The Grand Hotel was built here in 1920 and it featured an indoor swimming pool, and luxurious rooms with stunning ocean views. The complex lies in ruins today and no one has checked in this abandoned hotel after the attacks during the Croatian War of Independence in the early 1990s.


Photo of The Grand Hotel, Kupari (by Pudelek (Marcin Szala))


So, next time visit one of these abandoned hotels in the world which were once the most celebrated ones filled with life and activity.

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