The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee has a lot of people excited for the celebration, and people from around the world will be traveling to the United Kingdom to help the Queen celebrate her 60 years on the throne.
One consequence of the increased volume of travellers is the severe lack of housing for them. Noting this, Her Majesty the Queen has granted permission for a temporary hotel to be installed on the grounds of Windsor Castle. The hotel will be constructed from 75 converted shipping containers and will provide much needed housing for 600 performers taking part in the celebrations equestrian pageant. Russian Cossacks, Indian presidential bodyguards, and cowboys from Oklahoma are just a few of the performers who will spend three nights in the two story structure. Along with the equestrians, in excess of 500 horses from 17 countries will be traveling to Windsor for the event.
Each steel shipping container has been modified to contain four en-suite rooms, complete with a double bed, television, and wireless internet. The container hotel will be built next week and will be located close to Windsor Castle’s iconic Round Tower, with the actual celebration taking place from May 10-13, 2012.
Simon Brooks-Ward, director of the pageant, said: “It’s the perfect accommodation solution for this important international event.”