Marriott is looking for ways to expand and build more locations quickly and cheaply.
To do so, the company has come up with a plan to build prefab hotels. The Fairfield Inn and Suites in Folsom, California is the first of these new build hotels and a second one is already being put together in Oklahoma City.
Curbed mentions that the Fairfield in Folsom “looks exactly how you’d imagine a $117 a night suburban hotel would look: It’s clean, shiny, and has adequately modern decor.”
These new hotels will allow Marriott to build hotels quicker, cheaper and still be”high quality by manufacturing their modular components in a factory and shipping them to the site.”
The article mentions that there should be another 50 prefab Marriott Hotels by the end of this year.
Building prefab will decrease construction waste from 5-6% cutting a hotel’s building materials in half, further saving the company even more money.
Besides the time and monetary savings, another benefit of Marriott Hotels being built prefab are labor benefits which the company expects. Marriott’s chief development officer says that there’s been “a lack of high-quality subcontractors after the financial crisis“. Building these new hotels prefab will help with the shortage.
Find out more from Curbed here.