Head to ‘The Moon’ for a Fraction of a Citizen Space Flight at Planned Las Vegas Resort

by Anna Dunn
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There’s a new hotel concept that would allow guests to have a literally out-of-this-world experience. While only the world’s richest could actually afford a ticket to space, a Moon hotel in Las Vegas would cost $500. That’s 500X less than how much it would cost private citizens to go to space.

Michael Henderson, Co-founder of Moon World Resorts Inc. talked to The New York Post about their ambitious plans.

“People want something unique, something different, something ‘Wow, Space flights cost $200,000 to $250,000 — so the masses just can’t participate. With Moon [World Resorts], for $500, they can walk on an authentic lunar surface and enjoy exploring a lunar colony in a spectacular way.”

The company is planning to create a 5.5 million-square-foot structure that’s 735 feet tall and 650 feet wide. The actual “moon” portion of the building will sit on a sturdy three-floor platform. The structure is 1/75,000 the size of the moon. If the company is successful, they’ll launch resorts in Las Vegas, China, the Middle East, and Spain sometime around 2026 or 2027.

Henderson told the post that investors, developers, and state governments are currently competing for licenses.

The Moon Resort Would Have an Insane Amount of Features

The top floor of the structure is the 292,011 square-foot “lunar surface.”

That “lunar surface” will be accessible by a faux shuttle station that has a club floor underneath. It costs $500 to spend an hour and a half on the surface of the resort.

The three-floored platform underneath the Moon hotel would have a 130,000-square-foot casino, 75,000-square-foot spa, a 75,000-square-foot shopping center, and 150,000-square-feet of different clubs and lounges, a 10,000-seat arena and a 5,000-seat event center.

But somehow, it doesn’t even stop there. The structure would also host a 5,000-square-foot discovery center, 9000-square-feet of business centers and offices, a 5,000-foot zone for kids and teens, 150,000-square feet of event spaces and ballrooms and a shocking 500,000-square-foot convention center.

But the outdoor terraces and balconies are also packed full of different amenities. The ambitious projects would host a 185,000-square-foot beach club, 50,000-square-feet of space for different sports, 193,000-square-feet of lagoons and aquatic features, and enough space to park. The lower part of the structure will also have a living green wall.

The insanely ambitious project has an equally ambitious budget of $5 billion. Right now, it’s only planned, but if it does become fully operational it could bring in a ton of revenue. It would bring in an estimated $1.8 billion each year and $500 million in yearly profits. The resort would be able to employ around 6,500 people if it becomes a reality.

While it may seem like an odd concept, futuristic buildings like this are becoming more and more of a possibility. It’s hard to imagine how it would work, but the final product would probably fit right in with Vegas’s quirky skyline.

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