There is a new fad in the hospitality industry: the micro-hotel. The rise of this trend is all about making the most out of small spaces. What makes a hotel room a micro-hotel guest room is if it’s from 100 to 160 square feet. This may sound widely claustrophobic, like those space age looking pods in Tokyo, but space-efficiency has promoted a lot of new creative output when it comes to design. What’s more is these spaces typically cost a lot less than your standard hotel room.
Here are a few of the hotels that are leading the micro-hotel trend:
Pod, which has two different locations in NYC. The rooms are decorated with a fresh mod touch and although a bit sparse they are bright rooms with LCD TVs, climate control and free Wifi.
Yotel’s flagship hotel is also in NYC, but they have other locations at major European airports such as Paris Charles de Gaulle and London Heathrow among a few more. The idea here is minimalism, but you can opt for a suite that you’ll be pleased to know comes with terrific views and sometimes a terrace and a hot tube.
CitizenM is a micro-hotel out of Amsterdam that also has locations in London, NYC, Paris, and Rotterdam. These guest rooms have pulled out the big guns and have managed to fit king-sized beds into their rooms as well as TVs with HBO (you can count on them to accommodate your television obsessions)!
Moxy is Marriott’s version of a micro-hotel. These spaces seem to be for the young at heart who are looking for social spaces and ways to meet other like-minded people. The rooms have a hip feeling with a lot of wood accents and industrial touches. Marriott has promoted this new venture in over 35 new locations from NYC to Seattle.
Currently, It seems the hospitality industry is in the market for creating a space for everyone, no matter how small it may be!