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Pop-up hotels: the next big thing in travel?

Posted by Melanie Nayer  December 12, 2011 11:07 AM

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pop-up-hotels-design-hotels.jpgPop-up food stands have created quite the trend in foodie followers this year, but is the world ready for pop-up hotels?

When it's not possible to find full size, traditional hotels, pop-up hotels could be the solution. The concept is already taking off in Europe where festivals and outdoor events are popular, and now Design Hotels is taking to the beach with the launch of the Papaya Playa Project. The temporary "pop up" camp offers 99 rustic cabanas on a half-mile stretch of Caribbean coastline in Tulum, Mexico. The concept: to gauge interest in luxury travel on a whim.

The pop-up beach cabanas start at $25 a night and goes as high as $675 a night - the difference depends on your preference. The pop-up accommodations range from small cots in a dormitory-like setting to private casitas complete with feather pillows and down blankets.

The resort opened on the Caribbean coastline in Tulum, Mexico, this week and will remain open for six months.

Readers: Would you stay at a pop-up hotel?

*Photo courtesy of Design Hotels

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Melanie Nayer is a travel writer who spent many years in the newsroom before jetting off to see the world. Her goal is to bring readers the best insider information More »

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