BOATEL B O AT = E L a w a t e r s i d e h o t e l w i t h d o c k s p a c e f o r persons who travel by boat
ON THE WATER Over 70% of the world’s surface is covered with water 8 of the top 10 largest cities in the world are located by a coast Boat sales are increasing - retail sales of new power boats and sailboats increased 5% in 2013 (NMMA) In 2012, there were more than 1 billion international travelers
SAN DIEGO, USA ST. CROIX, USA
N o t u n l i k e w h a t t h e m o t e l d i d i n t h e 1 9 2 0 ’s , Boatel has the potential to drastically change t h e b u s i n e s s o f h o s p i t a l i t y. H o w e v e r, w h e re t h e motel advertises inexpensive rates and caters t o h i g h w a y t r a ff i c , w e i n s t e a d p ro p o s e a h i g h e n d e x p e r i e n c e t h a t d r a w s i n b o t h re g i o n a l a n d t r a v e l i n g b o a t o w n e r s l o o k i n g t o re l a x f o r a few days.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL VIÑA DEL MAR, CHILE
M O T E L
B O A T E L
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
POTENTIAL BOATEL LOCATIONS
Cities were first built on coasts because of access to water, fertile lands, and trade routes. Many old port towns have since become obsolete and unpopulated. The leftover skeletons of these ports can be converted into thriving tourist destinations, giving jobs to local residents and boosting the economy in recession hit areas and industries.
Our site is an abandoned boat repair warehouse and dealership located near Saint-Tropez, France. These sites reduce the cost of creating boat access. This existing structure becomes the basis for a new hotel typology.
Guests will arrive by boat and check into their assigned boat slips at the dock. The program consists of fourteen boutique hotel rooms that are connected to an expansive bath house as well as a recreational pool. Across the hotel lies an indoor-outdoor bar and lounge complete with restaurant upstairs for fine dining. Our guest rooms are easily plugged into existing structure with minimal effort and cost.
Uninhabited ports and their buildings provide the perfect opportunity to create unique hotels.
Boatel will provide maximum hospitality to its seafaring guests: • • • • • • • •
marine supplies fuel, power, & water maintenance services outdoor pool bath house & spa services paragliding scuba gear rentals kayak / jet ski rentals
Ethan Ma Mark Mulhair Brittany Sicat Prof. Tom Di Santo
SEE YOU ON THE WATER
Published on Mar 1, 2014