IKEA Budget Hotels Coming in Europe

Design News 08.16.12

More news on IKEA's expansion beyond furniture: the brand is now looking to build 100 budget hotels across Europe. Inter Ikea, who owns the intellectual property rights for the Swedish furniture giant, is considering sites for its budget design hotels, mainly where it's already active in real estate, such as the UK and the Netherlands. The hotels will not have the IKEA name, and will be run by established hotel operators. They are also considering building student dorms.

In other news, Pinterest app launches for Android & iPad, and a pretty infograph makes Twitter more managable. See the headlines after the jump.

Ikea to build budget hotels across Europe | Financial Times
Pinterest iPad, Android Apps Unveiled: Time To Get Your Pin On, No Matter Where You Are | Stylelist
A Tufte-Inspired App That Visualizes The Twittersphere | Co.Design

(Image: Getty via CNN)

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