SOA alumni receives first place in NYC's Radical Innovation in Hospitality Awards

Dec. 4, 2017

interiors+sources (a publication with an exclusive focus on commercial interior designers) published an article titled DESIGNERS TO WATCH which focused on the recent Radical Innovation in Hospitality Award given at the New Museum in New York City. The award recognizes those who push the boundaries of what is possible in the hospitality industry, celebrating innovative ideas in their approaches to short-term lodging.

Brandan Siebrecht of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) won first place honors for his Hyperloop Hotel concept!

Siebrecht’s Hyperloop Hotel design uses sustainable, modular solutions via shipping containers that double as traveling guest suites. Luxuriously furnished, Hyperloop Hotel’s containers are customizable in terms of layout and design. Guests may travel and dock at one of 13 hotel destinations across the United States, with the entire experience managed on a customized smartphone app.

“Right now, a hyperloop is being tested in the northern area of Las Vegas,” he explained. “It has been in the news a lot and other studios at UNLV have used hyperloop in their designs. I wanted to merge this new and upcoming technology with the hospitality industry. Travelling normally, you have to get to the airport, wait at TSA, sit on a plane, get off the plane, and then travel into [the destination city]. The Hyperloop Hotel eliminates all of that. You basically walk or drive to the nearest hyperloop hotel, get in, and travel while in the luxury of your [room].” Every guest’s “pod” is completely customizable through the hotel’s app. “You just pull out your phone, set the destination, and customize the pod layout,” Siebrecht noted.

Read the full article here.