MARCH 14, 2017
Shipping container hotels have taken the hospitality industry by storm. From the Flophouze Hotel in Texas to the CCASA Hostel in Vietnam, it’s safe to say these modern accommodations aren’t going out of fashion anytime soon.
With some creative planning, shipping containers can be converted into any number of things, from hotel rooms, restaurants, offices, and even hospitals. Keep reading to learn more about how your business can benefit from shipping container hotels.
Rental Disclaimer: Containers for rent cannot be modified/converted.
Container hotels are faster to build, eco-friendlier and more innovative, and a whole lot more affordable than your regular brick-and-mortar hotels.
The shipping container hotels also have travelers and lodgers intrigued. What people love about this idea is the eco-conscious upcycling and creative design. After all, turning a steel box structure into a design masterpiece is no easy feat.
This hostel brings old shipping containers to life, drawing inspiration from the interiors of train cabins.
You'll find boldly painted container rooms stacked on either side of suspended walkways and intricate tiling and patterned wood finishing in this container hotel space. The design of the rooms resembles an exclusive, fully-furnished cabin. Guests can experience laid-back, communal interactions in a creative space.
Nestled high in the Caucasus mountains, this container hotel prides itself on being built of locally sourced materials and recycled containers. The containers provide cozy insulated quarters that have sliding glass doors and a panoramic mountain view. The juxtaposition of rustic industrial charm with luxury accommodations continues to draw tourists to this space.
This container hotel comprises eclectically designed 'houzes' made using old schoolhouses, a distillery, old bowling lanes, and even have cabinet bases from an FDA lab! This hotel takes glamping to another level with its cozy and inviting hotel rooms, fire pits, and an above-ground shipping container pool.
Dubbed the first luxury hostel in Germany, the Dock Inn is the epitome of sustainability. Sitting on the Warnemünde quay in Germany, this container hotel features solar-powered recycled shipping containers with private rooms, bigger suites, and even four-bed dorms.
This hostel is a holiday retreat with nautical views outside large glass windows, funky interiors, a movie theater, and a rooftop sauna.
This unique pop-up boutique hotel by Artikul Architects is all over social media. It’s also been spotted in a few different areas, including a railway station, and alongside the Elbe river. This container hotel intrigues guests with its eco-friendly design of three stacked containers that provide room for up to 13 guests.
This self-sufficient and portable container hotel contains minimalist decor that is both cozy and inviting.
There are certain drawbacks to using shipping containers for building. However, architects, builders, and designers alike tend to agree that, if built correctly, the pros far outweigh the cons.
Here are some benefits of using shipping containers to build hotels:
Depending on your location, available space, and local regulations, you can incorporate comfortable and luxurious features into container hotels. You can work with an architect to install designer shelves, a swimming pool, or a fire pit, for instance. In short, there’s a lot you can do with containers to offer guests a unique getaway.
Take the Tiny Urban Escapes in Indianapolis, for example. This luxury hotel features five uber-luxe container cabins, each featuring an over-the-bed chandelier. Container hotels can also accommodate lounge seating, a fitness room, and a meeting room for a more communal experience.
Containers are special structures. Some locations do not allow them, while others permit them as long as the container construction meets certain guidelines. Talk to local municipal or city authorities to understand the regulations you need to meet to bring a container to your site and to build a container hotel.
This depends on how large the hotel is. The cost will vary based on the containers’ size, the number of containers you plan to use, modifications to exteriors, decor, furniture, and utilities. Call 866-459-7600 to discuss your plans with our experts.
You will need the right expertise and the equipment (like cranes) to load containers on trucks. In most cases, your shipping container provider will ship the container and load and unload it with delivery charges. Seasoned drivers make moving containers easy as they can navigate tight corners, inclines, gravel and install your container where you need it.
We will guide you while buying new or used containers that suit your specific building needs.
Call 866-459-7600 to find the right type and size container unit for your own container hotel.
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