France’s AccorHotels wants to make it easier to hit the slopes this year without sacrificing luxury with a new concept dubbed “Flying Nest.” The first version of this hotel that uses refurbished shipping containers was introduced this season at the Avoriaz ski station in the Alps.
The Flying Nest was created in partnership with Paris-based designer Ora-ïtoand Capsa, a Lyon-based startup that converts old shipping containers. Using old shipping containers as frames, the modules are then fitted with eco-friendly wood and a minimalist design.
The containers are 130 square feet, have their own bathrooms, living room, and a bed next to a picture windows. There is typically a three-night minimum for €600 total, including breakfast. But you can book 2 nights over a Sunday and Monday for €400. Both include breakfast.
The Flying Nest is just a start for Accor. It hopes to roll out the modular and mobile concept in other regions in the coming years.