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Citizen M

Affordable luxury. That's what Citizen M is all about. Yes, it's a strange name for a hotel chain, but it may make more sense once we explain… Citizen M (the 'M' stands for 'mobile') is a revolutionary idea for overnight accommodation that's about to hit Holland. Citizen M, we are told, is a person who travels – a lot – and doesn't want to pay a fortune for accommodation. However, they still expect stylish design and cool gizmos. So Citizen M (the hotel, that is) has cut out the marble flooring and piano man in the lobby and gone for 'friendly technology', approachability and humor. Basically, it's another pod hotel that has cut back on space and given you toys instead.

Citizen MCitizen M opens at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport in 2008, the second will be near the city's World Trade Centre, and many more are planned all over Europe. Bookings will be accepted from the end of October. RM

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  • To be honest, this is the first time I’ve ever heard of a pod hotel. Naturally, i got curious when I saw this article. I think it’s pretty clever how the management or whoever behind the hotel came up with a Citizen M character. It appeals to the traveler in all of us. Aside from being featured in blogs, I wonder how else Citizen M markets and advertises itself?

  • Nishanthe

    November 9, 2007

    Too good for me. :). I love travel and I love low budget travel very well.
    -Nish

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