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  • <p> Mark Sorrill and his colleagues launched the inaugural Pop-Up Hotel event outside of the Glastonbury music festival in 2011. &ldquo;It was a natural fit, as I am from Somerset and have grown up only a few miles from the festival site,&rdquo; said Sorrill, who previously designed resorts in the Cayman Islands.&nbsp;</p>
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  • <p> &ldquo;I hold dual nationality,&rdquo; said Sorrill. &ldquo;Although I was born and raised in Somerset in the UK and am very proud of my English heritage, I am equally proud and lucky enough to call myself a Caymanian.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p>
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  • <p> While living in the Cayman&nbsp;Islands&nbsp;for 12 years Sorrill considered what he wanted visitors to experience when they visited Cayman. The resulting design was a cluster of thatched hut rooms &ldquo;dotted along the coastline, joined by natural green vegetation walking&nbsp;corridors lined with&nbsp;indigenous&nbsp;flaura/fauna.&rdquo;</p>
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  • <p> &ldquo;Upon returning to the UK, I evolved those thoughts to create a hotel with similar principles,&rdquo; said Sorrill. &ldquo;But one major difference in that The Pop-Up Hotel is transient and moves from place to place.&rdquo; &nbsp;</p>
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  • <p> Set in a rural location with very light infrastructure, the&nbsp;facilities&nbsp;are basic in comparison with luxury hotels, focusing on comfortable surrounding and superlative service.</p>
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  • <p> &ldquo;At the end of the day, a few extra channels on the TV, surround sound or marble counter tops don&rsquo;t necessarily make the most memorable stay,&rdquo; says Sorrill. &ldquo;It is the location or event and connection to that environment that makes it really memorable and a great experience to savour.&rdquo;</p>
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  • <p> Variations and evolutions of Pop-Up Hotels are being considered for different areas around the world. &ldquo;We are currently looking at sites in the Maldives, Caribbean and the States,&rdquo; said Sorrill.</p>
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  • <p> With accommodations for just over 1,000 guests, The Pop-Up Hotel has been adapted throughout the year from music festival lodgings to wedding sites to corporate treats.</p>
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  • <p> &ldquo;We are currently looking at building a corporate hotel for a famous brand at St. Andrews next year for the Open&nbsp;championship,&rdquo; said Sorrill. &ldquo;Later this year our Barefoot Pop-Up is in stunning Cornwall perched up above a wonderful secluded&nbsp;beach.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p>
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  • <p> Hotel amenities range from sister company, The Pop-Up Motel&rsquo;s festival accommodation listed at $255.05&nbsp;and extend up to the Tenthouse suite in the Hotel which has 2 bathrooms, 4 bedrooms in a luxury tented 2,000 sq.ft. pavilion for $17,003 for the weekend with eight guests.</p>
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