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Atari to build eight video game-themed hotels

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Atari to build eight video game-themed hotels

The first location will break ground in Phoenix later this year.


By David Malone, Associate Editor | January 28, 2020
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Courtesy Atari

Atari has announced it has partnered with GSD Group, an innovation and strategy agency led by Shelly Murphy and partner Napoleon Smith III, to create a series of hotels across the United States that combine the Atari brand with a one-of-a-kind video game-themed destination.

The hotels will include fully immersive experiences that include the latest in VR and AR. Select hotels will feature venues and studios to accommodate eSports events. The goal for Atari Hotels is to combine the origins of gaming and the future of the industry into a fun and unique travel destination.

 

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“When creating this brand-new hotel concept, we knew that Atari would be the perfect way to give guests the ‘nostalgic and retro meets modern’ look and feel we were going for.” said Smith in a release. 

The first Atari Hotel, which will be the only one of its kind in the U.S., is set to break ground in Phoenix later this year. Additional hotels are planned for Las Vegas, Denver, Chicago, Austin, Seattle, Sanfrancisco, and San Jose.

 

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