Luxury hotelroom at the airport; a stack of sea containers

by: Mirjam Visser, 2011-05-26 13:13:17 UTC
Sustainability Aspects: A luxury hotel room of 14m2. Compact but with all luxury a airtraveller needs


A few meters away of the arrival gates at Schiphol Airport you can find a intriguing building, a stack of shipping containers. Concrete, led by frustration of the rooms and services of the hotel branch, developed a new concept, CitizenM. It stands for Mobile and mobile citizens enjoying state of the art design, no nonsense and great service. Taking all the necessities of a five star hotel (comfortable bed, service, ..) and then cut out all the unnecessary products (benches, double closet, desk) out of the room. The money saved can then be spend on affordable luxury on ground level,ie lounge, lobby, to let people interact. A room cost 69-100 euro a night.

The hotel rooms are entirely based on interaction, it doesn’t interact with the environment, it doesn’t show what it does, it is a compilation of products interacting with its users.

The 230 soundproof non-smoking rooms are 14m2 big but includes a includes flat-screen television, free wireless internet and free movies on-demand, power rain shower, extra king size bed and a global plug system for US, UK and EU plugs, Philips mood lighting. Perfect for a night before an early flight.

24 hours staff, 24 hours express check-in/check-out, rooms/facilities for disabled guests, elevator, safety deposit box, heating/air conditioning, luggage storage, 24 hours canteenM and cocktail bar

Free WiFi for in citizenM hotel rooms, lobbies and canteenM. International and local calls will be charged according to rates that are equal to Skype rates.

Designer: Concrete
Manufacturer: unknown
Category: hotel


by CitizenM

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