The Vienna, Austria based Urbanauts have started a movement that they have dubbed Das Horizontale Hotel. This project is converting vacant neighborhood storefront shops around Vienna into single-room hotels. Their first mini-hotel is housed in a former tailor shop near the fabulous Belvedere Palace Gallery. The amenities include a king-sized bed, tv, coffeebar, computer and two bikes. Breakfast is served at a nearby café. The daily rate is €120.
The Urbanauts —Jonathan Lutter, Christian Knapp and Theresia Kohlmayr—aim to encourage travelers to engage with the local neighbood institutions and to help support local business at the same time.