How bloody cool would this be? A (Virgin-themed) space hotel. Sure, Richard Branson is a loud, arrogant, blowhard, but he's got the track record and accumen to, if not pull something like this off, at least give it a good gooes in the right direction.
It's getting closer to reality. Sounds like Branson is going to license the SpaceShipOne tech from Paul Allen/Burt Rutan. Private flights could begin as soon as 2007. We need to bring Howard Johnsons back just to have one in space.
Link [via Drudge]