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Now here's an idea for cheap New York hoteliers: The world's first "recycled" hotel opened in Britain this week, a Travelodge that was constructed entirely out of shipping containers. The 120-room property in Uxbridge took less than a month to construct, used 86 steel containers manufactured in Shenzen, China, and cost 10 percent less than a normal hotel. After the jump, video of what New York budget hotelier Sam Chang will probably be doing five years from now.

Travelodge opens hotel made from shipping containers [Caterer Search]
Travelodge Opens 'Recyclable' Hotel [HotelChatter]