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Entry from June 03, 2013
Pop-Up Hotel

The “pop-up hotel” follows a trend opf pther pop-ups, such as the pop-up restaurant. Pop-up hotels are usually set up for specific events, such as a sports festival or a music festival. Amenities at such hotels are limited, and the hotels usually are gone soon after the event is finished. “Summer festival pop-up hotels” was cited in print in May 2007.

The website PinkCloud, on May 19, 2013, published an article about proposed pop-up hotels in midtown Manhattan:

“Office vacancies are high, rents have been plummeting, and tenants are moving to New Jersey. A combination of outdated building stock, the economic recession, and a lack of amenities in the neighborhood have transformed Midtown from a vibrant business hub into an area of post-recession decline. The design of the Midtown Pop-Up Hotel focuses on the transformation of empty Class A office spaces into hospitality spaces.”


Wikipedia: Pop-up hotel
A pop-up hotel is a hotel which is temporary, being at a location for a short time before being moved. Such hotels may be built from pre-fabricated modules which are plugged together on site or from collapsible structures such as tents or they may be fully mobile, being built on a large vehicle. Such hotels provide accommodation for seasonal or unique events such as large outdoors music festivals.

The Power of Retail
Summer festival pop-up hotels
May 8, 2007 at 12:15 pm
Pop-up hotels have been in the news earlier and the trend is catching on fast. This time its a boutique camping pop-up hotels that are popping up at summer music festivals. Springwise reports that these temporary hotels are not your basic variety, but offer a host of luxuries in a variety of styles, such as bohemian or beachy, what ever you would prefer.

25 June 2007, Newsweek, “Green Your Getaway” by Kurt Soller:
Wanting to build more upscale lodgings without marring Glastonbury’s bucolic setting, she founded Camp Kerala, a “pop-up hotel” that uses handmade tents from India to shelter 75 luxuriously appointed rooms (about $12000 per two-person tent for three nights, including organic meals and festival tickets).

Shea: Anything
Friday, June 20, 2008
Foldable Hotel Rooms???? Yep!
We’ve covered pop-up and recyclable hotels on a few occasions already, and now a new French company has come up with a foldable hotel room designed for use at large, temporary events.

Founded in late 2007, Abilmo offers temporary hotel rooms 12 square meters in size with wood flooring, wood furniture and private bathrooms including toilet, shower and hot water. Featuring cloth-hung ceilings and low-voltage lighting, the units also offer thermal and acoustic insulation along with individual heating and air-conditioning. The French-made rooms are instantly available to create a pop-up hotel for use inside or outside at such events as festivals, seminars and sports events lasting anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.

The Observer (UK)
Pop-up hotels set to provide cheap temporary rooms
Bed for the night to meet sudden spikes in demand

Annabelle Thorpe
The Observer, Saturday 21 November 2009
We’ve had pop-up shops and pop-up bars; now get ready for the pop-up hotel. Temporary accommodation that can be constructed and taken down quickly and cheaply will become an increasingly popular trend in 2010 and beyond, according to a Euromonitor International and World Travel Market Global Trends report earlier this month. The idea is to provide cheap accommodation in an area where demand suddenly grows, such as for a big sporting event or conference.

Pop-up hotel rooms have already been seen at summer music festivals, but London will get its first complete pop-up hotel in spring 2010, when the M-Hotel (m-hotel.org) opens in Hoxton.

PRCo
POP UP – HERE TODAY, GONE TOMORROW
27 Aug 2010 by Florence Turner
Ever browsed in a pop-up shop? Eaten in a pop-up restaurant? Slept in a pop-up hotel? No doubt you have and you’re not alone.  This hip new post recession concept for 2010 is just as it sounds – hotels which are put in place for a limited time only – be it in an existing building, a re-vamped campervan, or a pre-built moveable unit.  Pop-up hotels combine affordability, quality and a unique hotel experience.

Early in on the trend was Hotel Everland, a project by the artist-due L/B (Sabina Lang and Daniel Baumann), which was first developed for the Exhibition concept “Everland” at the Swiss national exhibition in the 2002.  From 2006 to 2009 the hotel enjoyed roof top views on top of the Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig, Germany and the Palais de Tokyo, Paris.  Although no longer running as a hotel, it has returned to Switzerland where it stands as a testament to the artist’s work.

PinkCloud
Published on May 19, 2013 12:47 am.
POP UP HOTEL
Manhattan’s Midtown is in a real estate crisis.

Office vacancies are high, rents have been plummeting, and tenants are moving to New Jersey. A combination of outdated building stock, the economic recession, and a lack of amenities in the neighborhood have transformed Midtown from a vibrant business hub into an area of post-recession decline. The design of the Midtown Pop-Up Hotel focuses on the transformation of empty Class A office spaces into hospitality spaces.

The Pop-Up Hotel is designed to be a means of urban revitalization, an economic catalyst, as well as an active community partner. We strongly believe the Pop-Up Hotel to be a transformative experience for both the building and more importantly, the hotel guests.

Curbed - New York
One Possibility For NYC’s Vacant Office Space: Pop-Up Hotels
Friday, May 31, 2013, by Hana R. Alberts
Danish architecture collective PinkCloud has created an extensive proposal that it believes would solve Midtown Manhattan’s vacant office space problem. Too many offices lie empty, so why can’t that space be put towards something useful, something that people actually use/need/pay money for… like pop-up hotels? As evidenced by the masses of renderings below, initially spotted by Architizer, PinkCloud envisions these temporary structures as being prefabricated and modular in such a way that a hotel owner or even a guest could pick and choose which amenities and facilities were necessary, from a hostel-style setup with bunk beds to luxury suites. The design firm describes it as comparable to “ordering from a restaurant menu, one can pick and choose from a wide variety of experiences… Everything the hotel needs is easily packed and shipped on site with our very own modular shipping containers!”

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