Mecca, Saudi Arabia
The world's largest hotel, opening TBD 2017
Dubai likes to brag about having the largest of everything, but its sand-stuffed brother to the west will soon boast the world's largest hotel. The 12-tower, 10,000-room Abraj Kudai cost $3.5 billion and is targeted toward the estimated 15 million Muslims who make the pilgrimage to the holy city every year. It'll boast 70 restaurants, designated sections for visiting royalty, and one of the world's largest domes on top, which will house the ballrooms and conference center.
Museum celebrating American literature, opening spring 2017
Writers have the enviable (or unenviable?) task of telling the world's best stories; now the American Writers Museum aims to tell their stories. Here you'll not only see cool artifacts like furniture from the homes of famous authors and original manuscripts of classic literature (On the Road FTW!), but interactive exhibits will give visitors an inside look at the writing processes of some of our best minds. Not sure if that exhibit will include an open bar or LSD, but there will be a children's gallery and some vocab-bending word games.