Petite Lodging

Rise in more compact and minimalist hotels & accommodations
Implications - While many consumers still love to be pampered when they go on vacation, others are preferring practicality over luxury. Hotel owners and designers, in response, are developing minimalist and compact establishments that provide a comfortable stay without going over the top. This keeps costs low for both the hotel and the customer, while at the same time saves space and provides environmental benefits through minimized waste.
SCORE: 6.1
Hot Top 6 Examples: 69,270 Total Clicks May 12 - Jul 12
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High-End Hovering Tent Hotels - The 4 Rivers Floating Lodge Rests Atop the Tatai River
SCORE: 7
V. Hot 14,626 Clicks Pub: May 31, 12
High-End Hovering Tent Hotels
The 4 Rivers Floating Lodge Rests Atop the Tatai River
Getting more in touch with nature is becoming an increasingly popular theme for vacation getaways and the 4 Rivers Floating Lodge puts visitors right on top of the Tatai River in Cambodia—with... [More]
Mobile Minimalist Hotel Rooms - The Hypercubus by Studio WG3 is Self-Sufficient and Compact
SCORE: 7.4
V. Hot 24,962 Clicks Pub: Jul 31, 12
Mobile Minimalist Hotel Rooms
The Hypercubus by Studio WG3 is Self-Sufficient and Compact
It is hard to believe that a hotel room can be so compact, but the Hypercubus by Studio WG3 proves that smaller is better. The name for this amazing cubic apartment comes from the mathematical... [More]
Sustainable Hovering Hotels - The Marijn Beije Floating Eco Lodge Levitates Above Ground
SCORE: 5.9
Hot 13,716 Clicks Pub: May 11, 12
Sustainable Hovering Hotels
The Marijn Beije Floating Eco Lodge Levitates Above Ground
The Marijn Beije floating eco lodge was designed to put people more in touch with nature. The construction of the accommodation allows the dweller to sit directly on top of a body of water or nestle... [More]
Converted Shop Hotels - Urbanauts Project Turns Abandoned Stores into 4-Star Accommodations
SCORE: 5.6
Hot 5,800 Clicks Pub: Jun 28, 12
Converted Shop Hotels
Urbanauts Project Turns Abandoned Stores into 4-Star Accommodations
In any city, when buildings are abandoned, it makes for a very unpleasant scene, but the Urbanauts Project may change that for Vienna, Austria. The brainchild of a group of local architects, the... [More]
Taxi Tourist Accommodations - The Car Hotel by David Weeks was Created for the 2012 Olympics
SCORE: 6
Warm 2,835 Clicks Pub: Jul 30, 12
Taxi Tourist Accommodations
The Car Hotel by David Weeks was Created for the 2012 Olympics
The Car Hotel by David Weeks was created as a means for him to make money during the 2012 London Olympics. Weeks is a taxi driver, and during this busy time, many people are avoiding cabs due to the... [More]
Remote Cabin Hotels - The Furillen Black Lodge Resort is a Modern Take on Seaside Dwellings
SCORE: 4.5
Warm 7,331 Clicks Pub: Jun 28, 12
Remote Cabin Hotels
The Furillen Black Lodge Resort is a Modern Take on Seaside Dwellings
The Furillen Black Lodge Resort is a fresh take on the traditional luxury hotel concept. Designed by Swedish architectural firm Jägnefält Milton, this simple and sophisticated seaside dwelling is... [More]