Mostly known for its nostalgic 1970s video games, the Atari brand will soon be opening its own chain of hotels nationally across the United States.
The first hotel will open in Phoenix, Arizona near Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak’s Woz U university campus. Atari is pairing with real estate developer True North Studio along with Phoenix-based GSD group, the innovation group behind the Woz Innovation Foundation, to create this location.
While still in its development stages, Atari has released some statements of the features that the hotel will offer. According to a press release, Atari hotels will have spaces for immersive virtual and augmented reality, studios for streaming games and venues for throwing eSports events.
Atari Hotels is planning on opening other locations across the country in Las Vegas, Denver, Chicago, Austin, Seattle, San Francisco, and San Jose.
“We are thrilled to partner with GSD Group and True North Studio to build the first-ever Atari branded hotels across the United States. Together we’ll build a space that will be much more than just a place to stay,” said Fred Chesnais, CEO of Atari.
The rooms will have retro-style game themes and modern ones as well such as “Ready Player One,” CEO of GSD Group, Shelly Murphy, told CNN. Murphy described the space to have ten gaming consoles where parents can hold parties for their children. Although it was not released what games will be available, developers assure that the hotel will cater to all ages.
Other amenities may include meeting rooms, working areas, fine dining restaurants, bars, a movie theater, gym, and a bakery. Atari fans can sign up online to become an Atari Hotel Member. A member will have access to discounts on hotel bookings, apparel, events and more.
Construction is set to begin this Spring in Phoenix, with the rest of the cities following shortly.