In the heart of New York's Manhattan, on Sixth Avenue, near Time Square and the Empire State Building, a unique AC by Marriott hotel will be built, made of 168 modules manufactured in Poland. The company from Skawina near Krakow has already shipped the first components overseas. This undertaking is an engineering and technological achievement on a global scale and a historically important moment for the Polish modular construction industry.
The four-star hotel will stand out against the background of New York buildings because from the fourth floor upwards, its structure will be composed of ready-made modules produced far from New York. Each module is a hotel room fully equipped with furniture and all installations. The whole thing has been manufactured, then packed, and is currently transported to the construction site by land and sea.
"The hotel is being built in two locations 7,000 kilometers apart. It is a breakthrough in construction technology. Modular projects have not been created on such a scale and have not been transported over such a large distance. The New York hotel was manufactured in Skawina near Krakow. This was made possible by modular technology, which not only reduces the construction time by half but also significantly reduces investment costs," Dr. Ewelina Wozniak-Szpakiewicz, scientist and architect, president and managing director of DMDmodular, explained.
The total cost of building the world's tallest modular hotel will be approximately $70 million. This amount includes conventional and modular parts.
DMDmodular estimates that in the next few years, the value of the modular market in Poland will exceed 1 percent of the value of the entire construction market, i.e. approximately PLN 700 million. This potential seems even greater when we compare Poland to, for example, Great Britain, where this share is 8 percent. In turn, the United States, i.e. the largest economy in the world, is approaching 5 percent.