The 26 year old startup
CABINN is a 26 year old startup emerged on an innovative idea and lots of hard work. The idea was born, unexpectedly, on a family trip from Copenhagen to Oslo. During the ferry ride, Niels Fennet became aware of how comfortable the cabins were despite of the small sizes. Realizing this, questions started appearing. Why has this concept not been transferred onto land yet? What would it take to open a hotel? Where do I start?
Almost as soon as the family got home from Norway, the work began and the questions were answered one by one. As a true entrepreneur, Niels Fennet’s fingerprints are all over the (now) nine hotels – from the architectural shapes of the rooms to the design of the furniture – everything has to fit into the small hotel rooms without compromising quality and design – like the cabins that inspired Niels. Even the name CABINN is derived from cabins on a ship.
Innovation has always been a keyword for Niels and CABINN. When the first hotel in the chain opened its doors, it didn’t only invite the guests into its inexpensive, well-designed cabins, it also introduced the world’s first full electronic check-in system to save the guests from check-in queues at the reception.