Tiny bottles of toiletries are a staple part of the traditional hotel experience, but following heavy criticism over single-use plastic, hoteliers are slowly beginning to phase out these individual amenities in favour of bulk items. But how big is the single-use problem in hotels, and how can hotels maintain a luxury aesthetic with sustainable items?
Originally made famous in Japan in the 1970s, tiny low-budget sleep spaces, known as ‘pod hotels’, have begun to appear in locations around the world. But, what is fuelling demand for this no-frills guest experience, and how will the trend develop moving forward?
Historical buildings make for unique selling points that can draw guests from far and wide. The St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London is a key example of how a building can be transformed from an outdated and expensive space into a popular tourist destination. But, what does it take to breathe new life into protected structures? We find out.