In expensive metropolises micro hotels are a good choice: They attract with hip mini rooms, good location and reasonable prices.
Sleeping in the middle of London, New York or Paris in the smart designed double room and still not spending a lot of money? This can be done in micro hotels that are cheap for a single reason: The rooms are small (or even tiny).
The cool thing is that usually only the expensive square meters are saved, not the design and comfort. The micro-hotels, often run by luxury chains like Marriott or Starwood, are furnished by well-known designers in a minimalist and creative way, offering luxuries like plush linens and state-of-the-art technology (which also takes care of check-in).
Micro hotels do without trouser press and bedding
The “Pod Hotels” in New York and Washington DC sleep six-square-meter solo travelers, and in other hotels, two people sleep seven square meters. There are many a bed directly in front of the panoramic windows and offers magnificent views over the city skyline.
At the Dutch hotel chain “CitizenM” the bed is also under the window – but the room is only as wide as the same, namely two meters. The operators even advertise that there is no traditional hotel facilities: “Absolutely no trouser presses, bellboys, towel swans and Bedthupferl” – micro hotels are made for millennials.
Some mini rooms are also impressive in their ingenuity: when the beds can be transformed into sofas at the push of a button and the bedside tables into chairs. Space-consuming cabinets are usually omitted, often find the luggage in fixtures under the bed, there are many hooks, and the tables can be folded against the wall. In the New York hotel of the British chain “Yotels” even a robotic arm helps to stow the luggage in the compartments under the blanket.
The public rooms of the micro hotels are also very far ahead: They are not called “lobby” or “breakfast room,” but rather “Living Room”, where you can make yourself comfortable on comfortable sofas or eat, chat and work at long tables.