Voyager Space has tapped Hilton as the official hotel partner of its planned Starlab free-flying commercial space station.
With the partnership, Hilton will support the design and development of crew suites aboard Starlab, “helping to reimagine the human experience in space, making extended stays more comfortable,” the hotel chain says in a release.
Voyager and Hilton will partner on architecture and design, leveraging Hilton’s creative design and innovation experts to develop Space Hospitality crew headquarters aboard Starlab, including communal areas, hospitality suites and sleeping arrangements for the astronauts.
The teams will also explore longer-term efforts such as the ground-to-space astronaut experience.
“Hilton has been innovating to improve the guest experience and pioneering new destinations for travel for more than a century. We are thrilled to partner with Voyager to bring that expertise to Starlab,” says Hilton president and CEO Chris Nassetta.
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"For decades, discoveries in space have been positively impacting life on Earth, and now Hilton will have an opportunity to use this unique environment to improve the guest experience wherever people travel. This landmark collaboration underscores our deep commitment to spreading the light and warmth of hospitality and providing a friendly, reliable stay – whether on the ground or in outer space.”
Adds Dylan Taylor, chairman and CEO, Voyager Space: “Starlab will be more than just a destination, it will be an experience made infinitely more unique and artful with the Hilton team’s infusion of innovation, expertise and global reach.
“Voyager and Hilton are acutely focused on creating innovative solutions for the future of humanity and this partnership opens new doors to what is possible for comfort-focused space exploration and habitation.”
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