We all remember those classic video games like Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and Frogger. Their addictive gameplay made them a staple for us when we were kids. Thankfully, you can relive your childhood nostalgia at an Atari Hotel in Arizona. It'll be the first-ever of its kind in the U.S.
Just yesterday, Atari announced that it has plans to break ground on its gaming-themed hotel in Phoenix. It will be a first for residents in the U.S. and is expected to begin construction in mid-2020.
The company is also bringing an entirely new concept to the hotel: "a unique lodging experience combining the iconic brand with a one-of-a-kind video game-themed destination."
With immersive experiences for children and adults, the lodge will also include the most recent Virtual and Augmented reality technology.
The company plans on bringing hotels to other cities across the U.S. including Las Vegas, Denver, Chicago, Austin, Seattle, San Francisco, and San Jose.
Select locations will have venues and studios to accommodate esports events, which will be used to livestream said events.
The founders are still in the process of buying the right to create this unique hotel and there's no opening date as of yet.
Reportedly, guests who stay at the resort can enjoy arcade bars and fine dining.
It comes as no surprise that the gaming company is creating a place where "nostalgic and retro meets modern."
According to their press release, "More than 2.5 billion gamers across the world spent more than $152.1 billion (US) on games in 2019 alone."
Atari Hotels took to its Instagram page to share an artist rendering of what the hotel could look like.
"Hotel development and design is being led by Shelly Murphy’s GSD Group and Napoleon Smith III, producer of the wildly successful Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film franchise reboot."
With a successful producer behind the design project, it's possible that the hotel will be unique and one-of-a-kind.
With construction breaking ground sometime this year, Narcity will be following this story closely for any additional information.
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