This New Mirror Hotel Offers ‘Invisible’ Cabins Filled With Private Amenities

An Invisible Hotel

North Carolina is bringing to you a one-of-a-kind hotel experience. In May this year, the unique Mirror Hotel will open its gate to guests, offering luxury stays in its invisible cabins. According to the hotel authorities, it is the first property of its kind in the entire United States. According to owner Joanna Cahill, the central motive of the property is to offer the guests some desired privacy while delivering them a luxury glamping experience amidst immersive nature.

The Hotel

Sitting on 55 acres of comparatively secluded land in Marshall, North Carolina, Mirror Hotel is located just 20 miles north of Asheville. It contains 18 uniquely designed cabins with reflective mirror-paneled walls, giving the property its name. And it does the job too! The hotel walls perfectly blend into the surrounding scenic landscape! And the cabins are full of luxe amenities too. There are two types of cabins in Mirror Hotel to choose from. Each of the 11 Grounded cabins, 600-square-foot in size, can accommodate four guests and has a pull-out sofa, a shower, and a loft-style layout with an upstairs bedroom.

The Cabins

The Cabins

Perfect for housing six guests, each of the seven Elevated cabins, 1500-square-foot in size, is built on stilts and features three bedrooms, a kitchen, and a full bath with a soaking tub and shower. All the cabins have attached terraces so that you won’t miss your morning yoga and also can enjoy late-night stargazing. Truly delivering on privacy, there’s no restaurant or communal fire pit. Instead, each cabin comes with its own alfresco dining area, a patio with a fire pit, and even a pizza oven, pergola, and hot tub. Deviating from general glamping concepts, the interior designs of the cabins include custom furniture and cabinetry, high-end appliances, and built-in beds. Moreover, the 15-foot-tall windows will let you soak in the incredible surrounding views.

Are the Tokyo Summer Olympics Really Going to Happen This Year?

The Olympic rings outside the New National Stadium in Tokyo

It was almost a year ago when the Tokyo Olympics were postponed to 2021. Speculations, whether they will happen at all, haven’t stopped since. Two recent surveys of Japanese citizens showing that 80% of them don’t believe the games should or would take place only made matters worse. So, what’s the future of the Summer Olympics in the Japanese capital?

Olympic Games During a Pandemic: No or Go?

Despite the concerns of the public, it would seem that the International Olympic Committee and Tokyo organizers are moving forward with the 2021 plans. In fact, they recently released a 33-page “playbook” that provides insight into how the sports events will take place, the precautions before and during the games, the preparation of the athletes and attendees, and other relevant details.

Japanese citizens wearing face masks in front of the Olympic rings in Tokyo

As of mid-February, travelers will be required to show a negative test within 72 hours of departure as well as upon arrival. In addition to that, visitors will have to provide a detailed itinerary of their stay in Tokyo, including the people with whom they will be in close contact. Because the first edition of the playbook failed to answer some questions and only answered others with uncertainty, a second edition will be released in April.

What’s the Main Reason for Tokyo 2021 to Happen Despite Concerns

You guessed it — it’s money and politics. The organizers have already reportedly spent more than $25 billion on putting the Olympics together, and the majority of that money came from Japan’s public finances. If the games don’t happen this year, the country stands to lose even more money and find itself in a tricky economic turmoil.

Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga

The second reason why the Japanese government wants to make the games happen this year is political. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga made a series of questionable blunders regarding his response to the pandemic and is now desperate for a “political win,” according to Jeff Kingston, a professor of Asian Studies at Temple University’s Tokyo campus.

Whether the Summer Olympics will take place this year, however, will remain a mystery until the very last moment.