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Boutique delivery container resort coming to Haughville community

Boutique delivery container resort coming to Haughville community

An Indianapolis female and her firm unveiled strategies for a boutique resort made of transport containers she’s arranging to open up in the Haughville community this summer. 

Robin Staten-Lanier, a new hotelier, is the owner of Little City Escapes, a hidden micro resort that would comprise of 4 semi-glass personal luxury suites and non-public party space — all converted from upcycled-delivery containers.

The hotel will be situated at 2214 W. Michigan St. in close proximity to the Indianapolis General public Library Haughville branch. Small City Escapes is a Black-owned, feminine-led organization.  

“This goes beyond hospitality,” she reported. “The intent is to rework communities, but also to use this room, virtually as an igniter of added economic advancement in this group.”

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This architectural design photo shows the Bold suite, one of four shipping container suites that will be at the Tiny Urban Escapes boutique hotel in Haughville.

Building is tentatively envisioned to be accomplished in the summer. 20-foot shipping and delivery containers will be transformed into suites while the function space — called “The Scene” — will be created from a more substantial 40-foot shipping container. Each suite will have accessibility to wellness and culinary activities and on-demand from customers concierge service.

Reclaiming shipping and delivery containers and reworking them into customized modular building projects has been a craze for some time. The containers are considered cost-effective, long lasting and eco-friendly building elements.