Portable Hotel Rooms

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  1. flyingdawg
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    Snoozebox, a UK based company, has introduced the concept of portable hotel rooms. Storage containers are divided into four rooms. They are desinged to be moved from one event to another as needed or to increase occupancy of traditional properties when demand increases. They claim to already have been utilized for the London Olymipics, car races and similar events. Anyone have a stay report to post??

    http://www.snoozebox.com/home/index.html#welcome
     
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    Was used in the 1970's in the Oil Field Boom Times. Basic lodging with few amenities. Somewhat lower cost than the standard lodging but the quality was lower as well.

    Good if you just need to spend one or two nights. Really sucks for longer times. (at least remembering my stays from the 1970's)

    Also, was used quite a bit along the Alaskan Highway in the 1970's too. One place had a step ladder as the steps into the room. Cheap but not luxurious. No matter how they try to portray it.

    These are, of course, from 40 years ago. So YMMV

    (Late note: The portables were also "echo-y" Because of the construction, it seemed like TV or Music or any other noises had a pronounced Echo)
     
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    This a pretty cool idea...I would spend a few days there.
     
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    Welcome to MP, nmt12 !
     
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    There is a company called Oil States that does a great job of setting up hotels in remote oil fields in places like Alberta and North Dakota. Their buildings are re-usable and portable. Those who have stayed in them indicate that they are higher quality accomodations than any of the earlier iterations of container suites. I had heard that they might have been at the Vancouver Olympics.
     
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    Thanks FD! I am happy to be here. :D
     
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