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20th Sep 2021

The first ever foldable hotel room has been launched in Ireland

Clara Kelly

Would you want to stay at a hotel room you can flip open?

Samsung has launched the first ever foldable hotel room in Ireland to coincide with the recent release of a range of flip phones.

The room features the ability to “mechanically flip open” as well as being filled with tech, interiors to rival a real luxury hotel room, a swing chair, flippable deck and is located at a scenic spot at Lough Dan in the Wicklow Mountains.

The foldable hotel was developed by the company to mimic the “flippable” nature of their recently released Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 or Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 phones.

The hotel room may be the first of its kind here in Ireland, however, foldable hotel rooms are already a feature elsewhere in Europe thanks to the likes of Dutch-based company Flexotel, which offers foldaway hotel rooms that can be packed within 10 minutes to be carried to any location the traveller desires.

Image via Samsung.

On folding, the Dutch hotel room becomes so compact that even a single truck can deliver 10 to 20 hotels at any location, meaning the implementation of the portable rooms in Ireland could perhaps mean big things for festivals and other areas where outdoor accommodation would be required in the future.

To mark the launch of the foldable hotel room, Samsung if offering the prize of an overnight stay for one person and a plus one in the room and a new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 or Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3.

Details of the competition are available here.