Tuesday, January 8, 2008

An Eco-Friendly 'Recyclable' Hotel

UK (TGW) – The British hotel chain Travelodge is building what they claim to be the first ‘recyclable’ hotel.

The building is made of pre-built, container like crates imported from China, stacked on each other and bolted together.

The building can be dismantled and the end of its life, picked up, and moved elsewhere.

The 120 room, 8 story building will open in June at £19 a night. “You won’t tell any difference,” a spokesman said.

"It could facilitate the creation of hotels on a temporary basis at times of peak demand in certain locations -- such as festivals or sporting events," the firm's director of property and development Paul Harvey said.

Travelodge says using the Chinese-built modules is 25 percent faster and 10 percent cheaper, making it a core part of their strategy to become the largest hotel operator in London by the 2012 Olympics.


Via :: Reuters :: The Sun

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