Smart hotels using new technologies to cater to guests are becoming expected and even demanded by travelers. It is getting increasingly important for hotels to have a sustainable profile.

When it comes to the construction of these next-generation hotels, an important revolution is taking place in the building process itself. Using a prefabricated wooden frame ensures a sturdy yet light structure that works well for large, multi-storey, structures – and is easy on the environment.

A beautiful wooden frame is also suitable to leave exposed in the interior. The wood leaves a rustic, raw quality to the interior and gives a warm feeling to the whole building. For urban hotels, these aesthetic qualities create a welcoming atmosphere that soothes a stressed traveler. For hotels situated in the nature, the wooden structure is a way to interact, or blend in, with its surroundings. Adding wood in the façade or flooring, enhances the warm, embracing features of the hotel and gives the notion – desirable in the hotel business – of coming home.

Copperhill Mountain Lodge

Copperhill Mountain Lodge in Åre, a tree lovers dream. By Bohjlin Cywinski Jackson and AIX Architects and structural engineers Bjerking.
Photo Åke E:son Lindman

Photo Åke E:son Lindman

Photo Åke E:son Lindman

Lindö golf hotel & conference

Lindö golf hotel & conference in Vallentuna outside of Stockholm. Prefabricated modules with spruce cladding by Moelven Byggmodul.

Photo Andreas Hylthén

Öijared golf hotel & conference

Öijared golf hotel & conference in Öijared. By Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture and Moelven.

Photo Åke E:son Lindman

Photo Åke E:son Lindman

Harads tree hotel

Harads tree hotel, Mirrorcube by Tham & Videgård Arch.
Photo Åke E:son Lindman

Skellefteå cultural house & hotel

Skellefteå cultural house & hotel to be built in Skellefteå. By White architects and structural engineers Florian Kosche

Render White Architects

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