Australia's first Cititel X hotel will follow a growing trend of small hotel rooms with high-end communal spaces
Malaysian developer Tan Boon Lee is developing a Citidel in Sydney's Pyrmont
60-key hotel will open early 2020
Average room size is between 14 - 18sqm
Australia's first Cititel X hotel will follow a growing trend of small hotel rooms with high-end communal spaces.
Prominent Malaysian developer Tan Boon Lee is developing the Hotel in Sydney's inner city suburb of Pyrmont. The 60-key hotel will open early 2020 and the intention is to get the maximum number of rooms out of the property and compensate with a "co-living" area and garden terrace on the ground floor where guests can spend time working or socialising or cooking a meal in the communal kitchen. The average room size is between 14 - 18sqm.
Similar business models are already in operation locally, including the Doma Group's Little National hotel in Canberra, which has 120 compact rooms encouraging guests to spend time in the communal library and lounge area.
In Europe, brands like CitizenM, Ace, MamaShelter and Ibis Styles all offer simpler services and small rooms - 15 sq m in the case of CitizenM - but with a focus on high-end design.