The iconic Icelhotel in Sweden has massive elephant in the room all set to launched in December 2015. The Lapland Ice hotel new design has been announced. Big and better than ever before, visitors will be able to stay a night in one of 19 individually themed rooms in “Jukkasjärvi”, sharing a room with a life-sized elephant, a Russian imperial-inspired theatre set or even an icicle cave. The winter wonderland is constructed every year in December and lasts until its melts away in March. Therefore, every year talented sculptures and artists hires to create a magical hotel. This year to construct the Ice hotel is not an easy feat, with more than 5,000 tonnes of natural ice being harvested from Sweden’s national river Torne.
The skillful natural gifted artists to have an input in the creative designs and received over 130 submissions to choose from. Aptly named “Elephant in the Room” by sculptor AnnaSofia Mååg, was one of the selected designs. Her new creative design will feature a three-meters-tall African elephant overlooking the ice framed bed. Moreover, between the beautiful suites there will also be a 1970's inspired Love Capsule, and an imperial Russian-inspired theatre set called Labyrinth Saga bring to life a forest of Gothic-like ice pillars, cocooning the suite and transforming it into an intimate ice cave. Therefore, in addition to the exclusively-designed rooms, the Icehotel will have two luxury suites with secured glass doors while the others have curtain doors, an en-suite bathroom and private sauna.
The total vast accommodation boasts 55 rooms, with the equivalent of 700 million snowballs used to form its walls, ceiling and decorations. No attention to detail is spared with the furnishings, with the chandeliers alone made from 1,000 hand cut ice crystals. The option of northern lights wake-up can be arranged for those wanting to witness the Aurora, and a spa is on site for relaxing afterwards. The Ice hotel is all set to open its ice-cold doors to the public on December 11.