WATCH: Pipe dreams! Concrete cylinder hotel in Henan

By Ned Kelly, June 26, 2014

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Infinity pools, luxury spas, ocean views, butler service?

Pah! What about a concrete pipe covered in grafitti with not much but an air conditioner attached?

Livin' the pipe dream

That is the vision made reality of an enterprising hotelier in Henan Province, who has created an unusual retreat where guests sleep in a reused slice of industrial tubing.

Concrete conformity is the future...

The circular masonry has been chopped up into 15 mini-structures, each designed to host two people and equipped with a double bed.

A basic break from the city?

The owner hopes that his idiosyncratic idyll will attract urbanites from the province’s busy cities.

Sound good?

Check out this dodgy video, which is likely to drain any enthusiasm we might have built up...

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