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11/01/2021

Moliving Debuts High-Tech Mobile Hotel Rooms

Each unit uses the latest lithium battery technology to store energy harvested from rooftop solar panels, gray water recycling technology enabling a reduction in water consumption, UV sanitization technology, hands-free controls for all electronics, and a seamless tablet control integration.
Michal Christine Escobar
Senior Editor (Hotels)
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Moliving Inc., a developer’s solution conceived to disrupt the modular living and hospitality industries, has revealed its first model unit at the future site of Hurley House, a luxury eco-resort located in New York’s Hudson Valley which is set to open later this year.   

Moliving Inc. offers hoteliers and landowners the opportunity to adjust room inventory to match seasonal demand.  Designed and engineered in-house, Moliving Units can be easily installed and relocated, with minimal disruption to the environment while maintaining a luxury look and feel. 

“The traditional hotel development model has proven its success for generations.  Now, lifestyle habits and travel behaviors have greatly shifted. We are spearheading the change with our mobile units and proprietary technology to continue to adapt,” notes Moliving Inc.'s Founder and CEO, Jordan Bem, “Moliving is accommodating by design, its flexibility feeds the desire to roam freely helping the industry to embrace the nomadic, adventure seeking traveler of today who still wants all the benefits of the traditional five-star accommodation.” 

Moliving Inc.’s allows hotel, cabin and resort communities to adapt to ever-changing trends and traveler demand.  For example, a Northeast beach-side retreat can shift from 20 cabins in the winter to 80 in the summer.  All adjustments are handled seamlessly through the Moliving Collection, a proprietary network in place to manage operations.  

Moliving Units are built offsite by modular fabricators in controlled facilities that are selected in a manner to ensure efficiency, predictability, and dependability. SG Blocks, an innovative designer and modular fabricator, has been contracted to produce 60 units for Moliving’s first hotel, Hurley House. SG Blocks creates products that exceed many standard building code requirements while being efficient and environmentally friendly. SG Blocks has a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry with a client base including Marriott, Aman, Equinox, and more.  

Design  

Moliving Units are 45-foot-long and offer approximately 400sq ft. of personal indoor space as well as two generously sized 120sq ft. outdoor decks located at both the front and back of each Unit. Moliving Units may be custom designed based on the chosen locale through the use of innovating paneling systems. 

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Each Unit is outfitted with wood-clad interiors complemented by soothing earth tones to blend in with each new destination. Floor-to-ceiling and transom windows throughout the Unit and an oversized skylight in the spa-inspired bathroom allow guests to soak in the views. The open floor plan cleverly offers distinct living, sleeping and working areas. The bed is built so that it can easily and subtly be converted to either a king bed or two twin beds. 

All units will come fully equipped with state-of-the-art amenities including a Samsung 55” Smart TV, a Devialet Wireless Speaker, USB ports, in-room safe, private bar, electronically controlled shades and Wi-Fi. 

Technology 

Built on custom designed chassis, Moliving Units can be set as standalone or grouped together to form a multilevel establishment. Each Moliving Unit can be fully self-sufficient, with the ability to be set in an “off the grid” setting or connected to the host property in a matter of minutes. Each Unit uses the latest lithium battery technology to store energy harvested from rooftop solar panels, gray water recycling technology enabling a reduction in water consumption, UV sanitization technology, hands-free controls for all electronics, and a seamless tablet control integration. Moliving is also in the process of creating a mobile application that will provide an interface for all Unit guests to handle all front of house and back of house lodging functions, from check in to requests for additional pillows.  

Benefits 

Moliving Inc. offers landowners and hoteliers the opportunity to build hotels in months versus years, at a fraction of the cost of a traditional hotel. With mobility in mind, Moliving Inc.’s mission is to democratize the hotel industry and allow landowners to invest in their property as a hospitality destination in a more efficient and scalable manner. With Moliving’s Units, there is a significantly reduced risk of over-budget and/or delayed projects.   

Future Developments 

Hurley House is set to premiere in the Hudson Valley in late winter and there are plans to grow the brand in several East Coast locations in 2022.  Beyond, Moliving is seeking partners in sought-after seasonal locales such as: Joshua Tree, CA; Lake Tahoe, NV; Sonoma, CA; and Vail, CO,  France, Italy, Spain and Portugal are a few international destinations of interest for Moliving as the team is poised for a rapid expansion.