The Future of Hospitality Points to Luxurious, Nomadic Spaces
This luxury nomadic “hospitality solution” may be the world’s first. The gist is this: Moliving prefabricated units—essentially freestanding hotel suites—can be moved via road, sea, or air; installed almost anywhere on or off the grid; and grouped or stand alone. Built on custom chassis, they have the ability to be removed with no impact to the ground underneath, and then hauled to a new location. “Whereas others have repurposed existing structures like trailers or shipping containers, we created something from scratch that’s not only sustainable but also fully mobile,” Moliving founder and CEO Jordan Bem says. “The premise is producing hotels that operate at peak occupancy at all times by fluctuating the inventory to match the demand.”
Moliving partners with property owners to provide the units, plus operations such as management and reservations systems. The contemporary architecture and interiors, with floor-to-ceiling windows and such self-sanitizing technology as air-purifying systems and UVC lighting activated remotely between guest stays, were designed in collaboration with BenaroshStudio and architect Steven Chen. The first incarnation of Moliving, Hurley House—named for the eponymous town in New York’s Hudson Valley—opens this summer with 60 units, a number intended—and able—to fluctuate seasonally.
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