Portable accommodation provider Snoozebox yesterday (27 November) launched a new design at Spitalfields Market in London.
Snoozebox combines temporary hotel accommodation with the mod cons and amenities of a hotel, from free wifi to air conditioning – as well as beds and its own bathroom.
This portable hotel has appeared at events including the Grand Prix and Download Festival. Its new design will start to be seen at events in 2015.
Expandable units, mounted on trailers, provide six Snoozebox rooms per trailer, which are just over 7.5sqm in size.
The new design delivers additional room space through expanding sides. Two upper level room units, each offering two bedrooms, can be placed on top of the lower level, providing additional rooms. Once in place, the two storeys of Snoozeboxes are each accessed by stairs with a walkway leading to each room.
Each room has four bunk beds stowed within the interior space which can be converted to accommodate four singles, or a double and two singles or one kingsize bed. Each room has an en-suite bathroom with a toilet, basin and shower.
The bathroom space has been designed as a ‘wet room’ with a flared wall and a dry hanging area for towels and clothes.
During the day, the Snoozebox hotel rooms convert to a living room with storage space, TV, free Wifi, air-conditioning, heating and a safe.
Snoozebox has partnered with leaders in engineered mobile solutions and design firm Tangerine together with logistic and deployment specialists Procar International.
Lorcán Ó Murchú, CEO of Snoozebox, said: “Snoozebox is about bringing an innovative new concept to the hotel market. We put our guests right at the heart of the action, making their event experience bigger, deeper and longer. The Snoozebox Club is becoming quite the vibrant community of event enthusiasts.”
There are currently permanent Snoozebox hotels at Silverstone and the Eden Project in Cornwall which opened in October 2014. There are plans for further long-term Snoozebox hotels at locations including Edinburgh and Aberdeen.
Snoozebox rooms cost from £99 per night to stay in Edinburgh during the Festival, to £1,599 for two people for four nights with breakfast and dinner each day for the British Grand Prix.