TraveLodge’s first recyle hotel is completed in the UK. The hotel is made from stacked shipping containers – 120 bedrooms over eight floors. The containers are modified in China with plasterboard walls, electrics and bathrooms and then shipped to the UK. The containers are bolted together and installed at the site where interior and windows are fitted. Such hotels are much cheaper to build than ordinary hotels and they can even be taken apart and rebuilt again at speed, offering the prospect of short-term hotels for different needs.
The steel containers could e.g. be bolted together to create slightly more stylish accommodations at music festivals and major sporting events.
TraveLodge aims to build 670 hotels in the UK, Ireland and Spain before 2020. See TravelLodges Press release here.