You’ve most likely heard about the tiny house movement but in case you haven’t, it’s where homeowners are trading in their big luxurious homes for tiny ones. The average tiny home is 400 square feet or less, which is smaller than the master bedroom in some luxury homes.
For some, it may be difficult to understand why someone would make this kind of change in lifestyle but there are many reasons for people to take part in the micro-living trend. For example, it’s better for the environment and it’s more affordable. Considering the benefits, you can understand why many homeowners would be interested in living in a small home but how do you feel about vacationing in a hotel with micro-rooms?
This trend is beginning to catch on, too so you’ll probably be hearing a lot about them soon. In fact, these small micro-rooms may make a big impact on the hotel industry in the future, especially since they can be just as luxurious as large, spacious hotel rooms.
Hotels with Micro-Rooms Can Be Luxurious, Too
When you think about having a small hotel room, normally you automatically think of being cramped, crowded and uncomfortable. You may even be used to choosing your luxury room based on how much square footage it has. This is because people are so used to thinking that a room has to be big to be luxurious but that is not always the case.
There is a hotel chain proving that tiny rooms can be luxurious, too. According to DNAinfo, the Yotel Hotel Chain, which is known for its luxury micro-rooms, is in the process of building a 14-story micro-room hotel in Williamsburg. You can read more about it here but you can see how you could add more luxury items to the rooms when they are smaller.
Since there is less space to cover, you can invest in fewer, more interesting pieces for each room to set them apart from the average hotel room. Hotels can also opt for the more expensive materials for the interior design and invest in the finest bedding for each room.
It definitely takes an experienced designer to create a room that is smaller in size while still providing a comfortable and relaxing environment. It requires a bit of creativity to include all of the necessary items in these rooms that guests need to be comfortable but it is possible.
Who Benefits the Most from Micro-Rooms?
Micro-rooms are not for everyone. For example, if you’re traveling with your family, these rooms are not practical because they would be too crowded. They’re also not a good fit for anyone that enjoys staying in traditional luxury hotels or condos with large spacious rooms that include big screen TVs, sofas, chairs and similar luxuries.
However, if you’re traveling alone or with just your partner, then it could be a great experience. You may even find the rooms to be cozy and more comfortable than the larger ones.
These rooms are also an excellent choice for those who plan to take part in activities and who want to visit the attractions in and around the area instead of spending most of their time in their hotel room. If all you plan to do is sleep a few hours, get up and head out, then you don’t need much space.
While micro-rooms can be a great fit for many travelers, it also benefits the hotels. Smaller rooms mean that you can fit more guests in your hotel, which ultimately means more profit for the establishment.
Today’s travelers seem to be more interested in the overall experience of visiting new places and seeing the sights instead of what’s in their hotel rooms. Therefore, having a huge room with excessive furnishings is not as appealing as it once was. How do you feel about micro-rooms? Would you stay in one on your next vacation?