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Now stay in portable hotels made of discarded shipping containers

In a first-of-its-kind initiative, an innovative Ahmedabad entrepreneur has launched portable hotels made of shipping containers.

travel Updated: Jun 24, 2016 19:18 IST
Tanmay Bathwal, managing director of Hirise Hospitality,  outside a refurbished shipping container that will be part of a new hotel in Hajipur village some 25 kilometres from Ahmedabad.
Tanmay Bathwal, managing director of Hirise Hospitality, outside a refurbished shipping container that will be part of a new hotel in Hajipur village some 25 kilometres from Ahmedabad. (AFP)

In a first-of-its-kind initiative, an innovative Ahmedabad entrepreneur has launched portable hotels made of shipping containers.

Tanmay Bathwal, who runs the Ahmedabad-based Hirise Hospitality Pvt Ltd, believes that portable hotels is a great solution to cater to the soaring demand for hassle-free movable rooms ideal for remote locations, industry clusters and venues holding big-ticket cultural conventions.

The bedroom area of a refurbished shipping container. (AFP)

“We are calling it a portable hotel, we have used discarded containers in an innovative manner, we have made hotel rooms out of it and the entire hotel becomes portable. We don’t require much construction, we only require base supports to place our containers,” Bathwal said.

“As far as the marketing is concerned there is an endless market, because where ever a new industrial cluster is coming up, or where ever there is a tourism destination, where construction is a problem or is restricted because of environmental reasons there we go in,” he added.

The washroom area of a portable hotel room. (AFP)

The rooms have plush interiors and decor along with top security mechanisms and safe deposit lockers.

Hirise Hospitality Pvt Ltd aims to add 2,000 portable hotel rooms across the country in a span of a year.

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