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Pique Magazine | Single & loving it | Pangea Pod Hotel offers unique accommodation after $10 million investment

15Jun

Pique Magazine | Single & loving it | Pangea Pod Hotel offers unique accommodation after $10 million investment

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“There’s no wasted space,” he says. “But at the end of the day, that’s how you can stay in the centre of town, in a place with a killer feel, and not break the bank. That’s the whole idea.”

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CBC | Radio-Canada French Edition | Whistler aura le 1er hôtel à capsules du Canada

15Jun

CBC | Radio-Canada French Edition | Whistler aura le 1er hôtel à capsules du Canada

by Noémie Moukanda

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“Généralement, les promoteurs immobiliers voient les choses en grand. Mais Russel Kling est son équipe ont vu petit en construisant le premier hôtel à capsules du Canada. Le fondateur de l’hôtel Pangea Pod explique qu’ils ont « tenté de créer un espace qui pourrait ressembler à un hôtel de luxe », mais qui coûte moins cher pour la nuit que dans les autres établissements du village.”

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The Daily Hive | Pangea Pod Hotel opening in Whistler next April is first of its kind in Canada

14Jun

The Daily Hive |Pangea Pod Hotel opening in Whistler next April is first of its kind in Canada

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“People want to come to Whistler and pay for experiences,” he said. “But they’re not going to be able to do all that if they’re spending all their money on accommodation.” Pangea, he furthered, will “speak to sophisticated, value-conscious guests unwilling to compromise on location, function, and aesthetics.”

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InTheSnow | Pod Hotel Coming to Whistler

14Jun

InTheSnow | Pod Hotel Coming to Whistler

by Patrick Thorne

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“Our unique pod hotel experience will speak to sophisticated, value-conscious guests unwilling to compromise on location, function, and aesthetics,” says co-founder Russell Kling. “Currently we are working obsessively to perfect the industrial design of the pods and suites, as well as the interior design of the communal spaces. We are also relentlessly focused on the significant gut renovation to the interior and complete update to the exterior to bring this prime property into the 21st century.”

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Global News | Canada’s first pod hotel to open in Whistler

14Jun

Global News |  Canada’s first pod hotel to open in Whistler

Excerpt: “The Pangea Pod hotel is slated to open in April and will feature 88 wood-lined private sleeping pods that come with modern touches such as LED lights and USB charging stations.

“We want to play in that wide open space between what a hostel outside of town charges and what a hotel inside of town charges,” Pangea Pods founder Russell Kling said.”

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Vancouver Sun | Canada’s first ‘pod’ hotel will open next spring in Whistler Village

13Jun

Vancouver Sun | Canada’s first ‘pod’ hotel will open next spring in Whistler Village

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“Our unique pod hotel experience will speak to sophisticated, value-conscious guests unwilling to compromise on location, function, and aesthetics.”

The hotel, located at 4325 Sunrise Alley, is meant to fill the “void between hostels and hotels.” Kling and his team are “working obsessively to perfect the industrial design of the pods and suites,” he notes.”

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Official Press Release | Canada’s First Pod Accommodation Concept

31May

Pangea Pod Hotel, Canada’s First Pod Accommodation Concept, Set to Open in Whistler, BC, 2018

Chic. Shared. Central.

WHISTLER, BC June 13, 2017 – In April 2018, Whistler will welcome the opening of the Pangea Pod Hotel – a visionary property situated in the centre of the pedestrian village. Designed for the discerning solo traveller seeking a boutique hotel feel, impressive design and a prime location at an affordable price-point, Pangea is set to fill Whistler’s void between hostels and hotels.

“Pangea is unlike anything else offered in Canada, and we are thrilled to launch this concept in Whistler. Our unique pod hotel experience will speak to sophisticated, value-conscious guests unwilling to compromise on location, function, and aesthetics,” says co-founder Russell Kling. “Currently we are working obsessively to perfect the industrial design of the pods and suites, as well as the interior design of the communal spaces. We are also relentlessly focused on the significant gut renovation to the interior and complete update to the exterior to bring this prime property into the 21st century.”

Pangea will feature a series of custom suites housing a total of 88 private sleeping pods. Each boutique pod will be luxuriously lined in wood and comfortably outfitted with a memory foam double mattress and high-end linens. They’ll also be equipped with individually controlled LED lights, multiple charging points (including USB ports) and an integrated fan for ventilation and white noise. There’s a place for everything, with a lockable cabinet for valuables, hangers and hooks for clothes, and a storage area for luggage. Mirrors and artwork lend a personal touch, while curtains provide a fundamental level of privacy.

Perhaps one of the most ground-breaking design aspects of Pangea is its modular bathroom concept. Unconventional thinking led to the conventional bathroom being separated into four individually accessed components: spa-like shower cubicles, washrooms, vanities, and changing rooms. More than 60 of these bathroom components are spread among Pangea’s suites.

“After travelling the world extensively with my husband, Russell, we knew we had to approach the ‘bathroom situation’ differently to excite the kinds of travellers we want to attract,” says Jelena Kling, Pangea’s co-founder. “By creating these four-piece bathrooms and locating them all within the suites themselves, we add a level of privacy and convenience not commonly found in hostels or other capsule hotels.”

While the pod suites encourage a tranquil and restful ambiance, Pangea’s guests will relish the lively atmosphere and connection to Whistler in The Living Room, Pangea’s stylish communal space. As the property’s hub on the second floor, The Living Room’s large drop-down glass panels overlooking the Village Stroll will create the feel of an outdoor patio, with long shared tables in the café for socializing and cozy sitting areas in the bar and lounge for relaxing. The Patio, Pangea’s rooftop bar on the third floor, will offer a unique outdoor experience and sensational views down to the Village Square.

In these vibrant communal spaces, Pangea’s guests will plan their next day’s exploits and trade tips and adventure ‘must-dos’ with other travellers. They’ll also refuel with simple yet delicious meals from the café, sip on barista-made cappuccinos and Americanos from the espresso bar, and toast the day with craft beer, cocktails or wine. Free, lightning fast WiFi will keep Pangea’s guests connected throughout the property.

The Toy Box, Pangea’s meticulously designed open-plan gear area, will offer secure storage for skis/snowboards and mountain bikes, places to hang wet gear, and private lockers for boots and accessories, meaning everything Pangea’s guests need to enjoy Whistler’s great outdoors is safely stored and ready for action.

“Pangea will reinvent accommodation in Whistler for a generation of travelers who expect more for less and want to spend their money on experiences, not on several hundred feet of hotel room space in which they simply sleep,” says Russell. “Our guests seek a killer location, brilliant design, a cool vibe and certain key elements of privacy. They have money to spend, but not to waste.”


About Pangea Pod Hotel – CHIC. SHARED. CENTRAL.

Proximity and privacy without the price tag. Pangea was born out of a need for a new kind of accommodation in Whistler – a place where people with a shared passion for mountain sports, travel or just life, in general, could meet, relax and share stories but still have their personal space at the end of the day. Pangea was created with this in mind – an affordable yet boutique property offering private pods within a chic, laid-back setting. Pangea is not a hotel and it is not a hostel; it is the best of both worlds, providing guests the privacy and comfort of a hotel and the affordability and social vibe of a hostel.

Website: https://www.pangeapod.com/  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pangeapod

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pangeapod/


Media Contact:
Michelle Leroux PR
604-966-1345 || Michelle@michelleleroux.com

CNW | Pangea Pod Hotel, Canada’s first pod accommodation concept, set to open in Whistler, BC, 2018

26May

CNW | Pangea Pod Hotel, Canada’s first pod accommodation concept, set to open in Whistler, BC, 2018

Excerpt:WHISTLER, BCJune 13, 2017  /CNW/ – In April 2018Whistler will welcome Pangea Pod Hotel – a visionary property situated in the centre of the pedestrian village. Designed for the solo traveller seeking a boutique hotel feel, impressive design and a prime location at an affordable price-point, Pangea is set to fill Whistler’s void between hostels and hotels.”

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Pique Newsmagazine | ‘Pod-style’ accommodation to bring new product to village

25May

‘Pod-style’ accommodation to bring new product to village

Council clears way with covenant modification on traditional timeshare units

by Alison Taylor

Excerpt: “We do not believe our plan should be viewed as an increase in village beds,” wrote the Klings. “We firmly believe it should be viewed as a decrease in effective supply. We will be removing beds from a product category in which there is a current, substantial, over-supply, and replacing them with a different product, a different category of beds, from which there is currently zero supply. If anything, by removing unwanted supply, and by concurrently created new demand, we should positively impact and help tighten both sides of the village’s supply-demand dynamics.”

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