Eco-friendly hotel chain Habitas has come up with a concept to build 3D printed, at- pack hotels. The group has just announced a global expansion, but critics say it might not be as sustainable as it appears on the surface.
From 2020, Habitas will build between ten and twelve more hotels in Asia, the Middle East and Africa, having raised around €18.5 million euros to do so. Investors include Uber’s founder Travis Kalanick and Chief Executive of Ocado, Tim Steiner. The lightweight, at-pack approach will cut building costs and intends to contribute to the hotel group’s green credentials, as local carpenters and sustainable materials will be used.