Forget Glamping, These Pop-Up Hotel Rooms Are The New Rough Luxury

External Article14 February 2019

Plush bedding, a rooftop deck, and A/C: What more do you really need?

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What if instead of going to stay at a hotel, the hotel came to you?

That’s the premise of the Flying Nest, a project being pioneered by Accor Hotels, parent company to brands like Sofitel, Fairmont, and Ibis. Designed for live events, like remote music festivals and conferences, the Flying Nest consists of modular rooms that can be set up in a matter of hours to comfortably house attendees almost anywhere. An event like Coachella, for instance, would pay Accor to set up the rooms, and you’d rent a spot directly from Coachella.

The rooms themselves were designed by French product and space designer Ora-ïto and the French company Capsa, which specializes in repurposing shipping containers as dwellings. Constructed in groups of six modules, each grouping is made up of five private hotel rooms and a large rooftop balcony, while the remaining module is filled with technical equipment to support the rooms.

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