Cold War Era Plane Converted Into Luxury Hotel Suite

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TreeHugger loves recycling, and has shown a number of planes recycled into hotels. But none so luxurious as this renovation of a former 120-seater into a luxury suite for two, at Teuge airport in the Netherlands.

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The cockpit has been left in its original condition for airline fans:

The plane is an Ilyushin 18 and was built in 1960. In its first years, it served as a government plane for the DDR top dogs, including Erich Honecker. From 1964 to 1986 Interflug, an East-German airline company, used it for flights to countries like Cuba, Russia, China and Vietnam. It could accommodate a total of 120 passengers and a four-man crew in the cockpit. After the German unification the plane served as a restaurant for 15 years until it was acquired by in 2007.

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But the rest of it has been renovated rather significantly, and includes a suite for two guests, infrared sauna, mini bar, three flat screen TVs and a jacuzzi.

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Not to mention a comfy looking master bedroom. So have fun, but not too much fun;

• The airplane suite is intended for a luxury stay for two persons. You are not allowed to receive family, friends or acquaintances at the suite.
• For reasons of safety and hygiene, you are not allowed to bring pets.
• Your stay at the airplane is at your own risk.
• Guests will be charged for any damage to the airplane or its contents caused by guests. The same holds for damage caused by third parties.

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Teuge Airport serves the cities of Deventer, Zutphen and Apeldoorn. A night in the plane seems cheap at € 350.00 per couple including a full breakfast, presumably better than the typical airline fare.

Book your flight at Hotelsuites.NL; found on the Design Blog and Weheart.

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