What is Amberlair?
The world’s first crowdfunded and crowdsourced boutique hotel.
Where is Amberlair?
You may have the answer… Amberlair is a unique concept: a boutique hotel created with the help of the global travel community. They are reaching out to people who share their passion for small, characterful hotels in inspiring locations. Using the online input of crowdsourcing and crowdfunding, Amberlair will develop the first in a group of extraordinary places to stay around the world.
If you know the perfect place for Amberlair to put down its roots, go to amberlair.com and submit your suggestion. They are seeking a location with character and allure. Have you spotted a building with history for sale or a suitable piece of land available for development? The more details you can provide – plans, photos, owner’s contact details etc – the better. And there is a great prize to be won for the person who submits the location finally chosen…
Step 2: The Competition
When they have received all your suggestions, Amberlair will choose a shortlist of the most suitable locations and put the location to an online vote. Whichever location receives the most votes will be the site for the first Amberlair boutique hotel – as simple as that. And the community member who proposed it will win a fantastic prize: a week’s stay for two at Amberlair*, plus a VIP invitation to the opening party.
Step 3: The Future
Once the first Amberlair location is decided, the crowdfunding campaign will open, inviting people who share a love of personalised, eclectic places to stay to invest in Amberlair. Benefits for crowdfunding contributors will include free stays at Amberlair and benefits while staying at the boutique hotel. Later, they will also be crowdsourcing the details of the boutique hotel – seeking designers with original ideas, local suppliers of artisan produce etc.
The Amberlair Team
Amberlair was founded by Hamburg-based Kristin Lindenberg and Marcus Orbé, whose backgrounds are in, respectively, the travel and events sector and the airline industry. After years of being put up in cookie-cutter, could-be-anywhere clone hotels, they set off on a tour of more than 40 countries on six continents, researching boutique hotels, getting the inside track on what works and what doesn’t and making contacts with the world’s best boutique hotel professionals. They also met many fellow guests with a passion for quality and authenticity. And it was that global travel community that inspired them to use the online input of crowdsourcing and crowdfunding to create Amberlair.
Where do you think Amberlair should open their first hotel? Brazil, Costa Rica, Italy, Mauritius, Switzerland – the only limit is your imagination!
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