Travelodge pre-fab hotel rooms @ £19 per night!

May 28th, 2008 | By | Category: London Hotels

This may look like a ‘normal’ hotel  building, but dont be fooled….

Travelodge, the UK’s budget hotel chain, recently announced their prototype ”prefab” hotel is coming to London and the South East.

The concept: Prefabricated bedroom modules are shipped over from China, each crate is, in-effect, a hotel bedroom which arrives partially or fully fitted-out . The modules are then fastened together to build the hotel.

Benefits for Travelodge: Travelodge get the building work done on-the-cheap by reducing the time to build the hotel and the materials required.

Benefits for the customer: The savings are passed onto the guest, who will pay mere £19.00  ($38) per night to stay in the pre-fab hotel.

Disadvatages: There has been an outcry from British contractors who say they need the work. The CO2 emissions from shipping an entire hotel half-way across the world must also be taken into account.

However, the hotel is as easily taken down as it is put-up, and enthusiasts claim that the hotel can be put up temporarily for sporting events, festivals, etc and then moved on to the next event… Pretty cool stuff to be honest!

So quick will the hotel be constructed that Travelodge have announced that they are opening one in August 2008 about 15 miles from Central London in Uxbridge. They also plan to open a Heathrow hotel with 307 rooms near the airport by the end of the year.

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