Given that its only millionaires and billionaires who are able to afford joy rides into space as of now; its not surprising that Virgin Galactic (the pioneers of the space tourism idea) have decided to build a luxurious hotel at their space port. What is surprising is that no one thought of this earlier. After all you can hardly expect a tourist who has paid about $200k to settle for anything other than the best especially when he or she is on good old earth. A few compromises may be made while in space, but it makes sense to keep them in complete luxury while still on mother earth.
Virgin Galactic already has 420 reservations and they are the sort of people who are habituated to high end amenities. The spaceflight launches that are now expected to start in early 2013.
Virgin is partnering with other companies to build this luxurious hotel. Virgin refused to release any further details on the hotel.