Here at 3D Rapid Print, one of the fastest growing 3D Printing companies in the Thames Valley, we like to keep abreast of the latest innovations in 3D printing.

On August 13th 2020, business magazine Forbes spoke of hospitality management group Habitas of Tulum, Mexico intending to build a 24 acre 3D printed luxury hotel with modular pieces of 3D printed wood on Mexico’s Todos Santos beachfront in just 4 months. (The pieces will be made off site and put together like Lego bricks on site.) This will mark Habitas’s second hotel in Mexico following the 2017 launch of its flagship property in Tulum. Offering 80 rooms that will be released in 2 phases, it is intended to feature an ocean-front swimming pool, farm-to-table restaurant, holistic spa and organic herb garden. In addition, guest programs are planned to include diving, trekking, mountain biking, fishing excursions, surfing and sound meditation.

Habitas CEO and co-founder Oliver Ripley argues that Habitas supports local economies by buying local food and furniture supply chains for use in each of their properties, and that they replant trees in communities they build in to compensate for ones they cut down for building materials. Furthermore, he boasted that their hotel in Namibia is completely off the grid and that its water supply comes from them using solar batteries to pump 30,000 litres (6,600 imperials gallons or 7926 US Gallons) of water a day from a well more than 2km away.

Over the next 2 years, Habitas plans to build multiple 3D printed hotels across Mexico, Costa Rica, Bhutan and unspecified countries in the Middle East.

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Disclaimer: Featured image of “James Bragge – Victoria Hotel – Google Art Project” is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain work of art. The author of the work of art itself died in 1908, ergo it is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 100 years or less.