Pangea Pod Hotel, an accommodation concept that fills the void between hostels and hotels, is set to open in Whistler, B.C.’s pedestrian village next April.
“Pangea is unlike anything else offered in Canada. Pangea will speak to sophisticated, value-conscious guests unwilling to compromise on location, function and aesthetics,” says co-founder Russel King. “We’re currently obsessively perfecting the industrial design of the pods and the interior design of the communal spaces. We’re also completing an exhaustive update to the exterior to bring this prime property into the 21st century.”
The property will have a series of custom suites housing a total of 88 private sleeping pods. Each pod will be lined in wood and outfitted with a memory foam double mattress and high-end linens. Other features include:
- LED lights
- multiple charging points including USB ports
- fan for ventilation and white noise
- lockable cabinet for valuables
- hangers and hooks for clothes
- storage area for luggage
- mirrors and artwork
- privacy curtains
The Pangea will also feature a modular bathroom concept, which sees conventional bathroom design transformed into four individually-accessed components—spa-like showers, washrooms, vanities and changing rooms. More than 60 of these bathroom components are spread among the hotel’s suites.
Public spaces at the hotel include: The Living Room (café, lounge and bar); The Patio (rooftop bar); and The Toy Box, an open-plan gear area with secure storage for sporting equipment and accessories.
“Pangea will reinvent accommodation in Whistler for travelers who expect more for less and want to spend their money on experiences, not on several hundred feet of hotel room space,” says Russell. “Our guests seek a killer location, brilliant design, a cool vibe and key elements of privacy. They have money to spend, but not to waste.”