Atari to Build 8 Immersive Gaming Hotels Across the U.S.

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From Stranger Things to E.T.’s recent holiday check-in, one thing is clear: the 80’s nostalgia is insanely strong right now. But of all the remakes and reboots being recycled our way, possibly the one intellectual property (IT) no one was expecting to resurface was Atari.

Known for such iconic 80’s games as Pac-Man, Centipede, Q*bert, Dig Dug, Donkey Kong, and literally hundreds more, Atari is a brand that oozes 8-bit and shines neon bright. And in 2020, Atari is bringing those favorite games back out to play in the brand new form of Atari Hotels.

According to Atari’s official announcement:

“Atari, a trailblazer in the gaming industry, is pioneering an exciting new concept: a unique lodging experience combining the iconic brand with a one-of-a-kind video game-themed destination. Atari Hotels level up hotel entertainment with fully immersive experiences for every age and gaming ability, including the latest in Virtual and Augmented Reality.”

The first one will begin construction this year in Phoenix, AZ and eventually turn into this:

It’s like you can already hear the synthesizers.

Seven other hotels are also in the works to go up in Las Vegas, Denver, Chicago, Austin, Seattle, San Francisco, and San Jose. To stay up to date with Atari Hotels, visit atarihotels.com.

Jess

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Jess is a 90’s Slytherin who loves cartoons (Go Team Venture!) and 15-minute theme park queue lines. She spends most of her free time reading and writing about the hurry-you'll-miss-it, always exciting themed entertainment/experience industry. You can find her on social @shockscribble

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