Atari Hotels also promise totally normal hotel things like meeting rooms, co-working spaces, bars, restaurants, a movie theater, and a gym. So, theoretically, you'll have Bluetooth-ed businesspeople sitting alongside bleary-eyed gamers enjoying complimentary bagels after an all-night Fornite battle.
"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," Atari CEO Fred Chesnais said in a statement.
Diehard Atari fans might raise an eyebrow at the project, however, after the debacle that has been the release of the Atari VCS, a retro-console loaded up with Atari games. At least, it will be loaded up with Atari games once it's finally released. The company ran an Indiegogo project to help fund the project in 2018 with promises of consoles being delivered at some point in mid-2019. The company has missed shipping deadlines and has reportedly had more than a couple of problems throughout the development process.
If everything with the hotels stays on schedule, Phoenix will open first. It will be followed by Atari Hotels in Las Vegas, Denver, Chicago, Austin, Seattle, San Francisco, and San Jose. Sorry, east coast.