ICELAND – June 7th, 2016 â€“
Travelers considering a luxury getaway to Iceland can now take a virtual tour of 4-star Hotel RangÃ¡, the first hotel in Iceland to offer Google Maps Street View. The tour which launched today was created using over 1,000 images photographed on location at the country’s top resort in May. With just a few clicks guests can interactively explore three artist-inspired guestrooms, two Around the World themed suites, the Royal Bridal Suite, plus deluxe amenities like a Stargazing Observatory with retractable roof.
“We’re delighted to be the first hotel in Iceland to offer street-style viewing on Google Maps,” says Fridrik PÃ¡lsson, hotelier of Hotel RangÃ¡. “We believe it will enhance the guest experience by providing a sneak preview of the hotel’s unique atmosphere and features like volcano views from our restaurant, and guestrooms with new artist-inspired frescoes.”
In 2016 Hotel RangÃ¡ commissioned local Icelandic artists to use its 20 standard rooms and 24 deluxe rooms as their canvas. The end result is an array of rooms with hand-painted frescoes depicting the epic nature sites surrounding Hotel RangÃ¡ in the enviable location of South Iceland. One room on the virtual tour features a fresco painted with a starry night sky as seen from the Stargazing Observatory. The hotel-adjacent building has a retractable roof and guests are welcome to enjoy guided tours of the night sky using Iceland’s most advanced digital telescopes.
ABOUT HOTEL RANGÃ
Hotel RangÃ¡ is a luxury countryside hotel and the only four-star resort in South Iceland. Located one hour from the capital, Hotel RangÃ¡ is perfectly situated for visitors to discover everything South Iceland has to offer from the world famous Mt. Hekla volcano to MÃ½rdalsjÃ¶kull Glacier and the uninhabited interior highlands. The inviting log-cabin style property features 52 luxurious rooms including seven themed suites, designed to represent each of the seven continents. Hotel RangÃ¡ is a proud member of Great Hotels of the World and recipient of International Hotel Awards for Best International Resort Hotel,Best Sustainable Hotel Europe, and Best Hotel Iceland.
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