Reshaping the hotel industry: First 3D-Printed Hotel in the World


“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”- Peter Drucker

🤔 Have you ever seen this photo?

Prada Marfa

Prada Marfa (Photo by : Prada Group)

The Prada store in the middle of the desert?

The Prada Marfa was created in 2005 as a long-term art project by the Scandinavian artists Elmgreen & Dragset.

The Prada Marfa store is a landmark of the selfie culture and is situated in the midst of the Texas desert, roughly 40 kilometers from Marfa. The store’s design centered on the development of a piece that would decrease with time.

Therefore, this is the location from where the story starts – Marfa, Texas.

Reshaping the hotel industry

In 2024, the El Cosmico, the world’s first hotel constructed entirely out of 3D printers, will officially open. Currently located on a 21-acre site, El Cosmico is known for its glamping accommodations. However, it will soon move to a 60-acre location with accommodations that include circular structures that highlight the West Texas desert landscape and Sunday Homes, which will be built using 3D technology.

Liz Lambert, a successful hotelier, ICON, a well-known 3D printing company that currently works with NASA to build homes on the Moon and on Mars, and BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), a Danish architecture firm that will build the hotel with inspiration from the desert environment and the universe, are all involved in this project.

The Sunday Homes at El Cosmico are already accepting bookings; visitors should anticipate 30 to 40 homes; the precise number and final floor designs will be released in the coming months. For additional information regarding costs, visit

⬇️ If you are interesting how everything will look and the story of the key founders check out this video from ICON-3D Tech.

⬇️ What is your opinion about this innovation in the hotel industry? Would like to stay in these type of hotel?

Please, let me know in the comments below!

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(April, 25 2023). Stay In The World’s First 3D-Printed Hotel. Forbes. Retrieved April 28,2023, from



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  1. Samira De-Stefano Hofer on

    I follow someone on Instagram who has been to El Cosmico/Marfa recently and it’s crazy!
    I think the 3D printed accommodations will meet perfectly the concept of the area and also offer a bit more comfort to the guests. Besides probably offering a good cost-benefit.

    • Marija Djokaj on

      Dear Samira, I appreciate you sharing your experience. I definitely agree with you; as long as the value for the money is acceptable, 3D-printed hotels actually offer greater advantages. Generally speaking, it’s intriguing to see how technological improvements are being merged into the travel and hospitality business, and it will be interesting to watch how this trend evolves in the future. 😀

  2. Olivia Zahlbruckner on

    Very interesting article. I am looking forward to learn more about future hotels.

    • Marija Djokaj on

      Dear Olivia, thank you for your comment. Stay tuned for more content coming soon. 🙂

    • Marija Djokaj on

      Hi Maria, I believe the 3D-printed hotel concept will soon be in the limelight because it is a relatively new idea to many people. I agree with you, the experience would definitely be something different. 🙂

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