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Zoku Amsterdam is a new type of hotel promoting the concept of a spacious micro-apartment for global nomads. Designed by Concrete Architectural Associates, The Zoku Loft offers a spacious experience in a room of at least 25 square meters. According to the project developers, “it provides a stylish and spatial feel due to its flexible interior with a focus on the living and working space instead of the sleeping area.”

Luxury in a Tomb-Size Hotel Room

For many years the standard complaint about hotel rooms in New York was, “They’re expensive but they’re small,” often uttered with a “What are you going to do about it?” shrug. But hoteliers recently have been making a virtue of that small size, offering tiny yet thoughtfully designed accommodations for around $200 a night, and in some cases well below that. The new rooms are in the “affordable luxury” segment,

New York City’s Pod Hotel Revolution: The Glamour of Staying Small

Capsule or pod hotels may have been invented in Japan, but they’re being perfected in New York City, and it’s easy to see why. For starters, small rooms translate into small prices — rooms are often around $100 — a boon in a city that has the nation’s highest average room rate in the $250 to $300 range. There is “absolutely a market in NYC of people who don’t want

The Smallest Hotel Rooms in New York City

Ah, New York. There’s really no place like it. It’s one of the only cities in the world where you can pay hundreds of dollars for a hotel room smaller than your office cubicle. We’re hardly exaggerating, and to prove it, we’ve rounded up our photos of some of the smallest hotel rooms we’ve ever seen. (It’s worth noting that good things can come in small packages, and if the

Airport Upgrades Make Travelers Lives Easier

Usually airports are noisy, crowded and difficult to navigate.  People are frazzled trying to make connections or grab a sandwich before boarding.  Personal space and convenience are something you’ll get when you check-in at your destination, sometimes on the other side of the world.  The cold, hard truth is that airports are not the place you think of when you imagine comfy and convenient.  However, trends are moving in a

MenoMenoPiu Architects proposes capsule hotel along the Seine

MenoMenoPiu Architects says its concept to reinvigorate the Seine with a string of capsule homes on stilts could help prevent Paris from becoming a “city museum” (+ slideshow). Paris-based MenoMenoPiu Architects proposes installing a temporary series of raised cabins along the edge of the city’s main river, which could be used as short-term accommodation for commuters or tourists. Related story: Mini Capsule Hotel by Atelier Van Lieshout According to the architects, the Eauberge Paris Capsule

Britain’s hotels: little and large

Christopher Middleton checks into Britain’s biggest and smallest hotel rooms. Nothing quite prepares you for the moment the heavy door slams behind you, and you find yourself in a tiny, windowless room, 10 feet by seven. This is Birmingham’s “micro-boutique” hotel, nitenite, where space is at such a premium they’ve even cut the capitals down to size. As they have the prices – it costs from just £39.95 a night

MenoMenoPiu proposes capsule hotel along the Seine

MenoMenoPiu Architects says its concept to reinvigorate the Seine with a string of capsule homes on stilts could help prevent Paris from becoming a “city museum” Paris-based MenoMenoPiu Architects proposes installing a temporary series of raised cabins along the edge of the city’s main river, which could be used as short-term accommodation for commuters or tourists. According to the architects, the Eauberge Paris Capsule Hotel would combat the “gradual decentralisation of Parisians” in the French

The Micro-Living Trend Checks Into Hotels

  Love micro-living? Try micro-vacationing. Big-city hotel rooms are about to get even smaller. Commune Hotels & Resorts, a San Francisco-based hotel group, is launching a new hotel brand that caters to guests who don’t need spacious rooms: those who want to embrace “micro-living.” Playing off the popularity of tiny house and micro-apartment living, Tommie hotels feature 160-square-foot guest rooms designed for travelers who don’t plan on spending their vacation holed

The world’s most futuristic caravans

A new breed of stylish portable homes have gone on sale. From compact campers to tiny homes, these unique caravans and campers will make you want to hit the road. Opera This luxury, yet small, camper has warm-air heating, an espresso bar, a boiler supplying hot water to the shower and kitchen, its own gas supply and a ceramic toilet. On top of all of this, it even has a