NXT creatives

Laura Elena

Zurich University of the Arts

Hotel Portable

Hotel Portable is a fully equipped, mobile hotel room that fits easily through a door. On arrival at a destination of the guest’s choosing (the only requirement being a certain proximity to a lavatory), the lobby-boy unfolds the hotel room before the guest’s eyes, creating a cosy interior space. Pulling cuboids of various sizes out of the walls expands the hotel room further. In its final state, the room will be furnished with a double bed, minibar and television. Hotel Portable can be used as a retreat, hidden from the outside world, or as part of a performance. Now the adventure can begin at what is perhaps the most extraordinary overnight location.