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Passenger jet converted into luxury hotel in Costa Rica rainforest

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Krista Kuznecova
Country: Costa Rica Aircraft: Airplanes
Source: The Telegraph

An old Boeing 727 passenger jet destined for scrap has been salvaged and converted into a luxury hotel suite.

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The £300-a-night suite is perched on a purpose built ledge within the Costa Rican rainforest

The £300-a-night suite is perched on a purpose built ledge within the Costa Rican rainforest

For £2,100 a week guests can enjoy the novelty of sleeping in the converted 1965 Boeing 727 that once carried passengers around the world with Colombian Avianca Airlines

For £2,100 a week guests can enjoy the novelty of sleeping in the converted 1965 Boeing 727 that once carried passengers around the world with Colombian Avianca Airlines

 

The plane was transported in pieces from San Jose International Airport and rebuilt to create the luxury suite within the resort just outside the village of Quepos, Costa Rica

The plane was transported in pieces from San Jose International Airport and rebuilt to create the luxury suite within the resort just outside the village of Quepos, Costa Rica

Construction of the Plane Hotel

Construction of the Plane Hotel

Guests staying in the converted plane are charged as much as they would be to sleep in a room at The Ritz in London

Guests staying in the converted plane are charged as much as they would be to sleep in a room at The Ritz in London

Construction of the Plane Hotel

Construction of the Plane Hotel

Guest can have full run of the two-bedroom, two-bathroom suite which also includes a kitchenette, flat-screen tvs, a dining room and a terrace with a sea view

Guest can have full run of the two-bedroom, two-bathroom suite which also includes a kitchenette, flat-screen tvs, a dining room and a terrace with a sea view

The suite is part of the Costa Verde resort, which is located on the edge of the Manuel Antonia National Park

The suite is part of the Costa Verde resort, which is located on the edge of the Manuel Antonia National Par

The inside of the jet is furnished with hand-carved teak panelling from the former cockpit to the tail which is all harvested locally in Costa Rica

The inside of the jet is furnished with hand-carved teak panelling from the former cockpit to the tail which is all harvested locally in Costa Rica

A spokesperson for the Costa Verde, said: 'The airplane is perched on a custom built platform 15m up from the ground.'

A spokesperson for the Costa Verde, said: 'The airplane is perched on a custom built platform 15m up from the ground.'

 

'At this height guests will be able to enjoy scenic ocean and jungle views both from the plane windows and the handcrafted deck which has been built on top of its wings.'

At this height guests will be able to enjoy scenic ocean and jungle views both from the plane windows and the handcrafted deck which has been built on top of its wings.

 

 



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