Five-Star Luxe Container Hotel in China

Halfway across the globe in a rural village outside of Changzhi in China, a developer was inspired by emergency housing made with shipping containers in Japan and decided to build a five-star hotel out of them, according to CNN Go.  The hotel — 香箱乡祈福所, which apparently translates as Xiang Xiang Xiang Pray House — was built with 35 new containers and includes 21 tiny, luxe guest rooms of either 161 or 321 square feet each.

The shipping container hotel was designed by Tonghe Shanzhi Landscape Design, a Beijing firm, who had the modules built off-site and then shipped them to the hotel location for button-up work.

According to CNN Go, the fabrication methodology resulted in a quick turnaround time — three months to design, build, transport, and finish the containers — resulting in 40% savings in the construction schedule.  The hotel will open in August 2012.

[+] More about Xiang Xiang Xiang Pray House near Changzhi.

Credits: Tonghe Shanzhi Landscape Design. 

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  • philbob

    soo cool!

  • MrSteve007

    The accommodations look nice enough inside, but I highly doubt they’d achieve a 5-star rating:

    Using the established standards, the hotel would also need:
    -Spacious reception hall with several seats and beverage service
    -Whirlpool tubs
    -Ironing service (return within 1 hour), shoe polish service
    -A fitness center
    -valet parking
    -concierge service

    Having well appointed rooms isn’t enough to achieve 5-stars.

  • Ashok Chadha

    Such an innovative idea 😊!

  • Ashok Chadha

    Such a simple innovative idea

  • Michael Self

    Using NEW shipping containers goes against the whole point of using them in the first place.

  • Renaissance Ronin

    Cool? Yeah. 5 Star? Heck no! We do this as worker housing in resort areas. Hardly “The Donald” destinations, but the workers and staff love them. Want real 5 Star? First, understand what it MEANS… THEN deliver it.

  • Richard Ametefe

    cool piece of architecture, but the exterior lacks the aesthetics and quality to achieve a 5 star hotel. also the container does not have a good relationship with it’s immediate environment but either than that i like the concept.

  • hotels Seychelles

    Wow this is such awesome five star hotel in china i have ever seen. The designs and infrastructure is very much attractive and is eye-catching also. People always like to stay in this kind of stylish five star hotels.

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