Voyager Space and Hilton are partnering to improve space experiences, from designing crew accommodations to hospitality suites for the Starlab space station.
World leader in space exploration, Voyager Space, has selected Hilton as the official hotel partner for Starlab, Voyager’s planned free-flying commercial space station.
“Starlab will be more than just a destination, it will be an experience made infinitely more unique and insightful by bringing innovation, expertise and global reach from the Hilton team,” said Dylan Taylor, President- CEO of Voyage Space. “Voyager and Hilton are 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.”
In 2021, Voyager and its operating company Nanoracks received $160 million in funding from NASA for the Starlab space station to replace the International Space Station, with the capacity to continuously house up to four astronauts and to house the George Washington Carver Science Park, a state-of-the-art laboratory and the first science park in space.
“For more than a century, Hilton has been innovating to improve the guest experience and pioneering new travel destinations and we are thrilled to partner with Voyager to bring this expertise to Starlab,” said Chris Nassetta, President and CEO of Hilton. “This historic collaboration underscores our deep commitment to spreading the light and warmth of hospitality and providing a friendly and reliable stay, whether on earth or in space.”
This one-of-a-kind collaboration continues Hilton’s illustrious 100-plus-year history of global lodging and hospitality leadership – including the creation of the first central reservations system and the introduction of technology Digital Key – and could lead to advancements in sustainability and design efficiency for future hotels. owners in space and on Earth.
Voyager Space and Hilton will partner in architecture and design to develop space hospitality crew headquarters aboard Starlab, including common areas, hospitality suites and sleeping arrangements for astronauts . In addition, the companies will explore longer-term projects, including ground-to-space astronaut experience, global co-marketing and branding, and other tourism, education, and business endeavors.
Did you know?
- At the height of the “space race” between the Soviet Union and the United States, Barron Hilton envisioned a Hilton hotel on the moon, even going so far as to develop concept artwork and promotional materials like keys room designs for the Lunar Hilton. .
- Hilton became the first hospitality company to participate in research aboard the International Space Station when the famous DoubleTree by Hilton hot chocolate chip cookie became the first food baked in space.
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