The latest Avid hotel in the airport corridor holds nearly 75 rooms with rates that begin at $94 a night. Avid reports the lower costs are afforded by removing unnecessary elements such as closets and providing a minimalist style that suits only basic needs.
The hotel made small but impacting changes such as having open shelves rather than closing drawers that are often a catalyst for leaving behind a beloved item. Instead of having a coffee maker in each room, the hotel lobby includes an automatic coffee machine that grinds the beans fresh with each pour.
“To be more environmentally friendly, we have swapped refillable soap bottles rather than replacing single-use plastic bottles that are often in hotels,” brand manager Zackary Richards said.
Rooms still include technology such as phones, alarm clocks and television in each unit.
“We also understand that in today’s world, technology isn’t just an amenity; it’s a necessity,” Gilbride said. “Guests can cast and stream directly from their phones to the 55-inch television seamlessly.”
Avid also includes what hotel officials call “good-all-round” breakfast, a circular table with breakfast items, including nature bars, yogurt, cereal, and hot options such as ham and gouda sandwiches.
“We want to provide food items that are quick to grab and eat for whatever kind of day you have ahead,” Gilbride said.
In addition to room amenities, the hotel features a small yet functional gym featuring standard weights, elliptical machines and treadmills with screens that stream media content from personal devices.
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