The company behind many an early gaming memory has just announced Atari Hotels are coming to America.
The video gaming destination of choice for anybody that spent hours crouched in front of a CRT display is due to begin loading later this year. The first in a franchise of hotels will break ground in Phoenix, Arizona with more to come. Plans for at least eight Atari themed hotels will also include Las Vegas, Denver, Chicago, Austin, Seattle, San Francisco, and San Jose.
The hotels plan to offer a different type of getaway experience for patrons, with a range of fully immersive experiences for all ages. The hotels are set to feature the latest in VR and Augmented reality tech to get things started. It is also the plan to accommodate state-of-the-art venues and studios to accommodate esports events. Beyond the gaming interior, the branding looks set to continue on the hotel exterior, if the assets we’ve seen are anything to go by. Designed by Shelly Murphy’s GSD Group and Napoleon Smith III, producer of the wildly successful Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film franchise reboot, these hotels are certainly set to be something different.
“When creating this brand-new hotel concept, we knew that Atari would be the perfect way to give guests the ‘nostalgic and retro meets modern’ look and feel we were going for. Let’s face it, how cool will it be to stay inside an Atari?!” said Napoleon Smith III.
While Atari might be well known for their legacy gaming franchise titles, they have been diversifying of late launching the Atari VCS hybrid console project and even operating a casino arm. If you want to find out more about the Atari hotels or get ready to get into bed with Pacman, head over to the official Atari Hotels website to get the full low down.