Habitas, the global hospitality group, unveiled its new luxury 3D printed hotel in Todos Santos, Mexico. Habitas is building the entire Todos Santos property in just four months with their modular 3D printing approach.
The hotel, spread across 24-acres of the coastal area, is developed with a singular focus of being ecologically sustainable.
Habitas often called a 3D Printed Hotel Startup is created by a diverse community of people seeking human connection, authentic experiences, and a better future together. The group also focuses on measuring its success, not by the number of stars given but the number of smiles received, hearts warmed, minds opened and friends made.
Habitas, which was born out of a camp at the Burning Man desert arts festival, has raised $20m to expand its “3D printed hotel” concept to new markets in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa having first tested the model in Tulum, Mexico.
Habitas have caught the imagination of a stream of new-age entrepreneurs right from Travis Kalanick – CEO of Uber to Justin Mateen, the co-founder of dating app Tinder. Some of its other high-profile backers include Tim Steiner, chief executive of online supermarket Ocado, Div Turakhia, the Indian ad-tech billionaire, and technology investors Maurice Salem, Shervin Pishevar, Mike Novogratz and Jonathan Teo.
As stated by Oliver Ripley co-founder of Habitas, “The hotels are targeted at millennial tourists looking for a social holiday rather than a fancy lobby.”
3D PRINTED HOTEL
The core aim of the group is to build sustainable resorts with a small footprint. That has been the driving force on using 3D printing technology to build the hotel. This unique approach to constructing its newest hotel in Todos Santos is quite interesting.
The Habitas team has charted out a unique construction model that does not include making permanent changes to the environment. Most of the construction work is done off-site. This approach led them to create their manufacturing factory on the east coast of Mexico.
Habitas uses modular 3D printing for the structures. These structures for the 3D printed hotel are printed at their factory. Once they are ready, these structures are stacked in containers and shipped to the building sites. At the building site, these modular structures are connected “like Legos”. This makes the entire hotel construction far simpler and faster.
By using sustainable materials and better building practices, they ensure minimum environmental impact.
Habitas is building the entire Todos Santos property in just four months and as with all of their properties, will operate under the Habitas flag as an experience and lifestyle brand focused on wellness, sustainability, community, and experiences, redefining the concept of traditional luxury.
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