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The End-of-the-World Hotel

by Will Wlizlo


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When a 50-megaton nuclear explosion incinerates the American heartland, do you really want to be caught in a mildew-ridden, dumpy motel next to a highway in the middle of Nowhereville? Of course not. So when the apocalypse comes a-knockin’, protect yourself in a luxury end-times bunker from the Del Mar, Calif.-based Vivos Group.

“Each hardened subterranean resort, designed to house 200 people for a year, will give a new meaning to the term ‘all-inclusive’,” reports IEEE Spectrum. “Accommodations will include an on-site power generator and water supply, air filters, sewage disposal, a hospital, a library, a gym, and even a jail.” Further, according to the Vivos website, “the complex includes community gathering areas and private suites providing comfortable and spacious accommodations with about 100 square feet per person.”

Like at any other posh resort, opulence demands an equally ritzy price tag. According to IEEE Spectrum, “The postapocalyptic extended-stay package costs $50,000 per adult and $25,000 per child.” As incentive, pets survive doomsday free-of-charge.

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Enjoy comfortable, modern living—even as nuclear fallout finishes off life on the Earth's surface.

Source: IEEE Spectrum

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