2015 HOTELIER magazine

words Jackie Sloat-Spencer


Thinking outside the box

Alternative building methods are gaining traction for their sustainability and bottom-line smarts.

The experiential traveller will get a kick out of the Drop XL module, released last year. Aiming to serve the eco-tourism sector, Barcelona based design studio In-Tenta has created a removable hotel suite (cabin or pop-up events pod) that can be flown in by helicopter or transported by truck and dropped into natural surroundings — or wherever space permits. Measuring 323 sq. ft., the cylindrical tube is constructed of wood, steel and glass, and stands on adjustable steel legs to minimize contact with the soil.

HOTELIER magazine
June 2015
words Jackie Sloat-Spencer