Motorcycle Racing News Snoozebox Portable Hotel to Isle of Man TT

Snoozebox Portable Hotel to Isle of Man TT

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2012 Isle of Man TT

Every year, the Isle of Man TT grows, bringing more and more tourists to the island located in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland.

And although the IOM Department of Economic Development says campsite and home-stay for TT tourists have grown, a need still exists for further accommodations.

To compensate for these temporary housing needs during this year’s TT, the Isle of Man will use Snoozebox, an innovative portable hotel concept.

Snoozebox, which was used at the Formula One British Grand Prix, is a “self-contained portable hotel comprising of 240 en-suite rooms and requires no mains services to be fully operational.”

“Designed inside 45 foot shipping containers, each twin bedroom has an en-suite shower and toilet, air conditioning, flat screen TV, personal safe and WiFi. The hotel can be open for business within 48 hours of arriving on site,” IOMTT reports.

The Snoozebox units will be located at Noble’s Park as part of the TT Village, a popular area for visitors to the Island during the TT races.

Geoff Corkish (Department of Economic Development Member for the Tourism) says: “There is a huge demand for TT accommodation each year over and above the industry provision. Despite the growing response to Homestay and campsite provision we still need to meet increasing demand at this period.

“This is an exciting initiative to provide temporary quality accommodation as the popularity of the TT continues to grow.”

Robert Breare (Snoozebox CEO) says: “We are absolutely thrilled with the opportunity to site a Snoozebox hotel at the heart of the Isle of Man TT in Noble’s Park. We would like to thank Douglas Council, the Tourism Division, TT Motorsports Team, Regency Travel and all the professional consultants on the Island who have supported us and help secure our successful planning application.

“For prestigious international events like the Isle of Man TT, our unique and innovative temporary hotel is the perfect solution for quality short-term accommodation where demand for rooms outstrips supply. We are confident that Snoozebox will be a big hit with visitors to the TT.”

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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