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Mini inn comes to Shanghai

A new type of mini inn will appear in the downtown area of Shanghai, targeting backpackers and the young white collar class in Shanghai.

 

The mini inn is located on Yan'an Road, Huangpu District, and is slated to open in late April 2009. The guest rooms of the inn are only about seven square meters each in area and are furnished with a bunk bed, a dressing mirror, an air conditioner, a TV set and simple lighting equipment. However there are no closets in the rooms.

 

An estimated 400,000-700,000 tourists will come to Shanghai during the 2010 World Expo, of which 20%-30% will be backpackers based on the experiences of past World Expos. This is the reason for choosing a downtown area for the mini inn.

 

The management of the mini inn shows great confidence for its future saying that with smaller rooms, lower prices, and a good location, the mini inn will see a promising market as a new product in lodging industry.

 

(China Hospitality News April 24, 2009)