Hytte by Koto Design

Located in the United Kingdom, Hytte (Norwegian for Cabin) is a new modular hotel and retreat concept brought to you and co-created by the award winning teams at Koto Design and Aylott + Van Tromp.

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This new partnership designs, furnishes and delivers design-led, sustainable cabins specifically for the hotel and leisure industry. Hytte delivers both off the shelf designs and bespoke co-branded cabins for hoteliers and leisure operators alike.

Designed by the award-winning architects at Koto and in collaboration with hospitality experts and interior designers Aylott and Van Tromp, Hytte redefines prefabricated, modular hotels and retreats dedicated to creating space for escapism.

‘Hytte is seeking ambitious partners to disrupt the current hospitality and tourism accommodation model from existing hotel brands to new start up ventures.’

Nathan Aylott – Co Founder Hytte / Aylott + Van Tromp.

The Hytte modular concept will allow landowners, developers and operators a commercially flexible and personally tailored offering, whether a start-up or multi-national brand. Each concept is based upon a modular cabin unit which ranges upwards to multiple unit configurations which in-turn is based around the idea of a traditional village community.

This is a direct reaction to the current hospitality marketplace. On one hand, there is a natural and personal reaction to mass market holidays, overbearing commercialism and a grow sense environmentalism. Then throw in to the mix Covid-19 and you have the perfect storm. Whether it will be shorter localised getaways reachable by car, bike or foot, or opting for an increasingly isolated accommodation, much of our newly acquired social distancing habits are here for the long-haul.

Necessity is the mother of invention, so with an undeniable need for alternative hospitality solutions, Hytte was created with the aim of creating a simple, scalable product, that is a adaptable to varying needs and requirements.

To reinforce a sense of escapism, a minimalist Nordic aesthetic is captured in every Hytte construction, with each one blending seamlessly into its natural surroundings and offering a local connection to the guest. Whether working within an existing brand framework or the very start of a commercial venture, the Hytte modular system allows true flexibility in order to cater to both the owners and guests every need.

Photography by Merge Visualisation

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- by Matt Watts