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Published January 04, 2013, 08:53 AM

New North Dakota hotel tests portable lodging concept

ALEXANDER, N.D. (AP) — A new hotel under construction in Alexander will test a lodging concept in North Dakota's oil patch.

ALEXANDER, N.D. (AP) — A new hotel under construction in Alexander will test a lodging concept in North Dakota's oil patch.

The Minot Daily News reports that the 70 room Shut Eye Hotel is slated to open this month. The hotel is a modular, steel structure designed to go up in 90 days. Officials say it can be disassembled just as quickly.

Company officials say the concept is popular in Europe.

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