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IKEA-Style Hotel Has Pre-Made Rooms That Are Assembled On-Site

IKEA-Style Hotel Has Pre-Made Rooms That Are Assembled On-Site
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Boutique accommodation is built in a factory and only needs bed sheets and electricity to be ready for patrons.

Yi Chen
  • 20 july 2012

CitizenM has taken a unique approach in designing a hotel. Instead of looking at it as a whole building, the company focuses on each individual rooms. Its new hotel in London, which opened in July this year, includes 192 rooms that have all been produced in a factory near Luton. The prefabricated rooms are transported to the location on trucks, and then simply stacked on top of each other.

Each guest room is 99 percent completed at the factory. When it arrives on the site, the hotel just needs to connect the electricity, the water, and add bed sheets. CitizenM believes that by applying a lean manufacturing process, it can reduce waste and decrease production costs.

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