Snoozebox

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Snoozebox is a portable hotel company which uses recycled shipping containers.

It was founded by leisure entrepreneur Robert Breare in 2011. The portable hotels are found at many motorsports events and also at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and at Thorpe Park's Crash Pad hotel. In September 2014 the company announced a new lease finance package for up to £15.6 million with SQN Asset Finance Income Fund Ltd. It reported a pretax loss of £2.3 million for the six months to June 30, less than the £5.1 million loss it reported in the first half of 2013.[1]

The company has formed a partnership with Medirest to test the patient hotel model at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.[2]

The contractor Bilfinger Salamis is planning a modular hotel, using Snoozebox's shipping containers, which would have 80 ensuite bedrooms for its skills and safety training centre in Aberdeen. The hotel is planned to be open for 5 years.[3]

A 58-room youth hostel, a partnership between the Eden Project and the Youth Hostel Association has been built entirely of shipping containers by the company in St Austell.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Snoozebox Narrows First-Half Loss, Names CFO, Secures New Finance". London South East. 30 September 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Why trusts should think seriously about patient hotels". Health Service Journal. 17 September 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Contractor teams up with Snoozebox to build hotel for oil and gas workers". Herald Scotland. 17 October 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Eden Youth Hostel set to open next week". Cornish Guardian. 17 October 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2014.

External links

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