An igloo hotel in Davos: Stay before it melts

CNN StaffUpdated 24th January 2019
(CNN) — There's one hotel that's offering a different take on "warm and cozy" to attendees of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
The hotel at Igloo Village Davos Klosters offers 15 rooms, or igloos, through a series of connected snowy tunnels to anyone willing to bear the frigid indoor temperatures.
Even the bathroom walls and floors are made entirely of snow.
Igloo-Villages builds seven of these snow-packed temporary hotels every year across Switzerland, Germany and Austria. They open around Christmastime and close before everything begins to melt in April.
Rooms reach freezing temperatures, but the hotel offers expedition sleeping bags made for the frigid air.
Rooms reach freezing temperatures, but the hotel offers expedition sleeping bags made for the frigid air.
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Each room is themed around locations like Japan and Hawaii, and the walls are decorated with snow art created by international artists.
Beds are made of mattresses, sleeping bags and lambskins. While daunting at first, the beds are warm and comfortable.
Typical of Swiss hospitality, there's also a sauna, kota (warm room), and a jacuzzi on the property.
The construction team uses large balloons and snow blowers to build their villages every year
The construction team uses large balloons and snow blowers to build their villages every year
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And a bar and restaurant serve mulled wine and fondue, a warm end to a chilly day spent skiing right outside the front door.
Double occupancy igloos start around $214 per person.