Travel & Tourism (148)
The indoor - outdoor hotel
The Huettenpalast is a new and unique hotel concept in Berlin that offers an unconventional accommodation experience. Opposed to the prolonging luxury trend, the Huettenpalast places value on an affordable and exciting overnight stay by making it possible for guests to camp indoors.
Why it matters
By being an exception to the rule in the hotel industry, the Huettenpalast attracts new target groups. How can other tourism related companies benefit from combining two contrary concepts to form a whole new one?
"Harry’s Home" is an Austria hotel-chain that follows an innovative concept: guests can choose between the services offered and then only have to pay for what they really consume. A modular system gives choice between diverse room types, cleaning intervals (daily/weekly), food, and room with kitchen for temporary living. The options even go so far as an aquarium, a mini cooper and "blind dates".
Dutch artist Dirk Overduin has introduced the concept of urban camping to the world and has created a two-man tent that’s suitable for almost any roof surface. The artist’s website suggests good spots for urban camping and even information for those landlords wishing to rent out their rooftops to urban campers.