In Hotel Magazine’s January 2000 issue, an architect predicted that in the distant future – the year 2017.

We’d be awakening in our rocket ship hotels, unstrapping ourselves from inflatable beds nestled in pods and eating a breakfast of hydroponic vegetables to fortify us for a walk in zero gravity space. (Richard Branson is still working on that.)

Back here on Earth, 21 industry leaders weighed in on what the 21st century would look like. Hotels Magazine asked, “What forces will have the greatest influence on the development of the hotel industry in the next 10 to 25 years?”

Here’s what a few of them said (with their former titles at the time of the interview):

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