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Luxury Spanish holidays to reach new heights

Holidaymakers looking for luxury breaks in Spain will soon find that the sky's the limit, as a firm of Spanish architects have announced they are to build a 'Galactic Suite' – an opulent hotel in outer space.

Space tourists with the £2 million necessary for a three-day stay in the orbiting hotel, should be able to enter earth orbit sometime in 2012. Once there, they will pass above Spain roughly every 80 minutes, witnessing 15 sunrises each day.

At present, visitors to Spain already enjoy the height of holiday comfort in lavish hotels and golf resorts such as La Manga, which boasts five-star accommodation set in the hills of Murcia.

Golf enthusiasts will still prefer to stay at La Manga, since playing the sport in zero-gravity is unlikely to prove much of an option. Company director Xavier Claramunt has already admitted that coping with the effects of weightlessness have been a real headache for the Spanish designers.

"It's the bathrooms in zero gravity that are the biggest challenge," he said to Reuters.

"How to accommodate the more intimate activities of the guests is not easy."

Guests staying in the three bedrooms of the space hotel will have to wear Velcro suits in order to sleep and crawl around their rooms. Showers will consist of bubbles of water, which will be floated into a spa room.

It may be expensive, and it's certainly out of this world. But if crawling around in Velcro doesn't meet your expectations of luxury and relaxation, remember that real Spanish luxury can always be found in the earthly pleasures of the La Manga resort.

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