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Now - Potable Hotels!

After we posted about the INR 100/- hotel, there was a lot of interest in concept. Some said, it wont work, some said it would be great.

Here is something even better!

India's first portable hotel, Beetle Smartotels

Putting imagination into reality is Beetle Smartotels, India's first portable concept hotel. All set to open this month, the hotel is built completely using shipping containers.

 Introduced by a young Tanmay Bathwal, who runs the Ahmedabad-based Hirise Hospitality Pvt Ltd, the venture aims to cater to the soaring demand for hassle-free movable rooms ideal for remote locations, industry clusters and venues holding big-ticket cultural conventions. "Contrary to the traditional brick-and-mortar hotels which take a minimum of three to four years to get rolling, a Smartotel could be built in just three months," Bathwal said. "These moving hotels use the concept of recycling and are environmentally conducive.

They are built out of unused or discarded containers, ensuring speedy construction without compromising the quality," he added. × The rooms would have plush interiors and decor along with top security mechanisms including safe deposit lockers. It is capable of meeting demand-and-supply with ease. "With Beetle Smartotels, we are stepping into a domain where no one has treaded before and have tasted success. We are successfully bridging the gap in availability of temporary, yet quality accommodation, in a record time," he said, adding that the facilities required for these portable hotels were being manufactured in Ahmedabad.

Hirise Hospitality Pvt Ltd aims to add 2,000 portable hotel rooms across the country by 2018. Beetle Smartotels are also being built with options to choose between a portable service apartment and rooms ideal for single business travellers.