WHISTLER, B.C. — The Pangea Pod Hotel will open in Whistler, B.C. on August 10. Making its debut in conjunction with Crankworx — a world-famous mountain-bike competition and one of Whistler’s biggest summer events — the property will provide accommodations for solo travellers seeking a boutique-hotel feel.
“When Pangea opens this summer it’s going to make the Whistler accommodation mix even more diverse,” says Nancy Wilhelm-Morden, mayor of Whistler. “We’re thrilled to see this major reinvestment in the Village, and to see a novel business idea start up in our community — important factors in keeping Whistler fresh and competitive.”
Located in the centre of the pedestrian village, Pangea will feature a series of custom suites housing a total of 88 private sleeping pods.
Each boutique pod will be lined in wood and outfitted with a memory-foam double mattress and high-end linens. They’ll also be equipped with LED lights, multiple charging points (including USB ports) and a fan for ventilation and white noise.
“Pangea combines the affordability of a hostel with the perks of a boutique hotel,” says co-founder Russell Kling. “We wanted to cater to the type of traveller who enjoys the conviviality of shared spaces but prefers their own personal space at the end of the day.”
Pangea provides a place for everything, with a lockable cabinet for valuables, hangers and hooks for clothes and a storage area for luggage, he adds. Mirrors and artwork lend a personal touch, while curtains provide a fundamental level of privacy.
The hotel’s modular bathroom concept features four individually accessed components: spa-like showers, washrooms, vanities and changing rooms. More than 60 of these bathroom components are spread among Pangea’s suites.
The Living Room, Pangea’s hub, features a café, lounge and bar. Guests can also enjoy The Patio, Pangea’s rooftop bar. The Toy Box — a meticulously designed open-plan gear area — will offer secure storage for sporting equipment and accessories.
See a video preview of Pangea Pod Hotel here.