3 juillet 2018

AccorHotels launches a new ephemeral and mobile accommodation concept

Due to the success of its pilot project, which was initially tested at various cultural, sporting and artistic events throughout France, the innovative Flying Nest concept is now entering the commercialization stage in the B-to-B market.

Flying Nest: mobile, designer and ephemeral hospitality

With its bold design, this new concept of mobile and sustainable accommodation is in line with AccorHotels’ innovative approach of constantly rethinking tomorrow’s hospitality in response to a strong trend, that of guests expecting to enjoy exclusive and intense experiences.

AccorHotels’ twofold objective is to provide its customers with unique hospitality experiences during outstanding events and to meet accommodation needs where hotel capacity is at saturation point.
“Originally developed for a B-to-B clientele (event organizing agencies, exhibition organizers, festivals, events, corporate clients, AccorHotels partners, etc.), the Flying Nest concept could also be offered to a B-to-C target in 2019”, said Sébastien Dupic, New Business Senior Project Manager at AccorHotels.

A mobile and flexible accommodation concept

The Flying Nest accommodation solution uses converted marine containers, ensuring quick and easy transportation of the modules. To assemble the guestrooms and deliver this innovative concept in record time, AccorHotels has partnered with Capsa, a Lyon-based start-up specializing in the conversion of these modules.

Bold, modern design for comfort and connectivity

Ora-ïto, one of the most celebrated designers of his generation, has designed these mobile guestrooms. Created to offer a functional and pleasant experience, each island consists of six modules cladded with raw and natural materials and decked out with all the comfort of a hotel room (Sweet Bed by ibis bedding, private bathroom, air-conditioned living area and
Wi-Fi connection).

“The layout of the islands, the patio and the large windows connecting the inside of each room to the outside all provide guests with a totally immersive accommodation option at the heart of the  experience”, said Damien Perrot, Senior Vice President Design at AccorHotels.

An environmentally sensitive hospitality solution

In agreement with the Group’s commitments and values, the modules have been designed with sustainability in mind: materials, techniques and equipment are all environmentally friendly (fair trade amenities, environmentally certified paint, wood cladding from environmentally managed forests, LED lighting, etc.), while the modules operate using green energy (grey water recovery, etc.).

Through the Flying Nest project, AccorHotels is reaffirming its commitment to serving its customers at all levels, including at cultural, sporting and entertainment events.

Key facts and figures of the Flying Nest concept 

Specifications for 1 island
- 6 modules
- 5 guestrooms + 1 technical room

Dimensions of 1 island
- Floor area: 14x10 meters
- Height: 6 meters
- Approximate weight: 35 tons
- 4-meters gap required between each island
- ½ day assembly / ½ day disassembly per island
- 2 ½ days autonomy

Flying Nest at the Rencontres d'Arles 

The Rencontres d’Arles is the opportunity for AccorHotels to present its Flying Nest accommodation concept in the Parc des Ateliers, beside the Electrical Store, from July 2 through to 29, 2018.

About Accorhotels 
AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,300 hotels, resorts and residences across 100 different countries.
With an unrivaled portfolio of internationally renowned hotel brands encompassing the entire range from luxury to economy, from upscale to lifestyle and midscale brands, AccorHotels has been providing savoir-faire and expertise for more than 50 years.
In addition to its core hospitality business, AccorHotels has successfully expanded its range of services, becoming the world leader in luxury private residence rental with more than 10,000 stunning properties around the world. The Group is also active in the fields of concierge services, co-working, dining, events management and digital solutions.
Relying on its global team of more than 250,000 dedicated staff, AccorHotels is committed to fulfilling its primary mission: to make every guest Feel Welcome. Guests have access to one of the world’s most attractive hotel loyalty programs - Le Club AccorHotels.
AccorHotels plays an active role in its local communities and is committed to promoting sustainable development and solidarity through PLANET 21 Acting Here, a comprehensive program that brings together employees, guests and partners to drive sustainable growth.
From 2008, the AccorHotels Solidarity Endowment Fund has acted as a natural extension of the Group’s activities and values, helping to combat the social and financial exclusion experienced by the most disadvantaged members of society.
Accor SA is publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACRFY) in the United States.
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