Plans for a $60m Alaska boutique hotel show that a large part of the property is being pre-built in China before being shipped to the US to speed up the construction process.
Anchorage Daily News reported that the 13-story hotel’s 178 rooms and 32 one- and two-bedroom apartments will be pre-fabricated in China by Canadian company Stack Modular before being shipped to America.
Meanwhile a steel structure will be erected in Anchorage, Alaska awaiting the hotel rooms – or modules – which will then be added by a crane after arrival from China.
The Hotel Indigo property’s rooms will arrive in the country fully decorated with furniture and art.
Plumbing, heating and electrics will also be complete, waiting to be linked to the building by specialists on arrival.
The Alaska hotel will also feature a restaurant and events and meeting space, though these will not be pre-built in China.
If Anchorage’s planning and zoning committee approves the project, the first major hotel construction in the city in over 20 years, construction will begin in May and finish in 2021.
Anchorage Daily News reported that as many as 160 jobs will be created by the project.