Hotel on Wheels

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design Campers & Vans
  • University
    Artcenter College of Design
  • Lead Designer
    Arya Kani
  • Architect
    Arya Kani
  • Interior Designer
    Arya Kani
  • Photo Credit
    Arya Kani
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Hotel on Wheels redefines short-term travel, seamlessly blending mobility and accommodation for premium 72-hour[or less] journeys. It prioritizes user comfort and provides authentic local experiences, maximizing the user's time. This concept not only benefits travelers but also mobility and hotel industries, cities, and local businesses, by emphasizing B2B/B2C collaborations. Travelers enjoy personally curated journeys based on their preferences, receiving an locally authentic experience and while supporting local tourism and generating revenue. Immersing travelers in outdoor environments, the vehicle acts as a facilitator within a purposeful form of luxury known as "premium". The vehicle is able to host guests overnight and has dedicated cabin zones for rest, dining and work. It autonomously transits guests to any desired location. Users enjoy pre-planned journeys, mobile bot "room service" deliveries, flexible drop-offs, and integration of micro-mobility. This collaboration model involves a mobility manufacturer focusing on hardware production and a hotel brand on logistics, subscription, and user experience planning, hence making it adaptable for implementation by any company.