• Your International Modular Building Expert

  • About

    Prolodge offers first class international management expertise in the field of modular construction of commercial real estate in Europe and the USA.



    Hotels - Student Housing - Multifamily

    Modular Building

    Project Direction and Management

    International Cooperation


  • Who

    Carel van Houte

    Owner Prolodge

    Carel is a modular building expert with 15 years of experience in Europe and the USA. He worked at both sides of the table; as a developer and as a manufacturer.

    Since January 2021, Carel is Co-Founder of Home.Earth http://www.home.earth , a pan-European Real Estate Development company that develops urban communities with inclusivity, livability, and sustainability at its core.

    During his ten years at citizenM hotels, he created their revolutionary modular building concept that changed the hotel industry by delivering the world's first 4 star modular hotels. Next to that, he worked for two modular manufacturers and developed buildings with another three.

    Trained as an Industrial Designer, Carel spent almost two decades in the manufacturing industry before entering the construction world.



  • Services

    To Developers

    Know How

    15 years of development and modular building experience

    Industry network

    Hotels, Student Housing, Multifamily


    Owner Representation
    Ownership representation during the entire development

    Supervision of the manufacturing process


    Project Management

    Project specification

    Scheduling, Budgeting

    Quality control, Risk assessment


    Professional Team

    Selection and appointment of the core consultancy team
    Management of professional team to yield maximal result


    Construction Support

    Selection of construction method – modular/traditional

    Modular manufacturer selection

    Procurement support and tender analyses


    To Brands & Operators

    Technical Services
    Modular product development

    Creation of technical services documentation

    Management of all design and engineering services during development


    Brand standards
    Ensuring designs are brand complaint and ready for operation



    Maintenance structure and CapEx plans

    To Modular Manufacturers

    Product Development
    Leading new product development programs

    Innovation programs

    Value engineering programs

    Best practices and procedures


    Project Management
    Client relations

    Project set-up

    Team management

    Budget control



    Business development

  • Clients

  • Project portfolio

    Carel van Houte

    Modular manufacturing and construction

    Europe and USA

    Design, development and procurement of a variety of different building systems. Production management at five different manufacturing facilities in the Netherlands, UK and Poland. Construction sites in the Netherlands, United Kingdom and USA.


    citizenM New York


    High rise modular built hotel with 300 guestrooms on the Lower East Side. Situated on the Bowery with a public plaza in front and a massive rooftop bar and terrace on top with unspoiled views on the city. The highest modular hotel in the world.

    Design development, permitting, technical services.

    Completion: 2018

    citizenM Taipei

    North Gate

    Conventional built hotel with 267 guestrooms at the busy Zhongzheng District in Taipei, Taiwan. The first opening in Asia with the Artyzen Hospitality Group.

    Concept design, technical services support.

    Completion: 2017

    citizenM Paris

    La Defense

    Conventional built hotel with 175 guestrooms, meeting facilities and a fantastic terrace at Paris La Defense business district.

    Design development, technical services.

    Completion: 2017

    citizenM London

    Tower of London

    Modular built hotels with 370 guestrooms, extensive meeting facilities and a rooftop bar. Located on an Unesco World Heritage Site, right opposite Tower Castle and on top of Tower Hill Metro Station.

    Design development, construction documentation, permitting, tender.

    Completion: 2016

    citizenM London


    Modular built hotels with 216 guestrooms in London’s buzzing and creative neighborhood Shoreditch.

    Design development, construction documentation, technical services.

    Completion: 2016

    citizenM New York

    Times Square

    Conventional built hotel. 22 floors and 230 guestrooms right in the heart of Manhattan's theater district with a fantastic rooftop bar, yoga terrace and unique tranquil backyard.

    Design development, construction documentation, permitting, tender, construction, opening.

    Completion: 2014

    citizenM Paris

    Charles de Gaulle Airport

    Conventional built hotel with 230 rooms at Charles de Gaulle airport. The entire front façade is cladded with a 5 story high artwork of Julian Opie.

    Design development, construction documentation, permitting, tender, construction, opening.

    Completion: 2014


    citizenM Rotterdam


    Conventional built hotel with 151 guestrooms at Rotterdam’s lively historic Blaakhaven harbor.

    Design development, technical services.

    Completion: 2013

    citizenM London


    Modular built hotel situated on the South Bank, just minutes from The Tate Modern en Bourough market. 192 guestrooms, a lively bar and meeting facilities.

    Design development, construction documentation, permitting, tender, construction, opening.

    Completion: 2012

    citizenM Glasgow

    Modular built hotel with 198 guestrooms and meeting facilities situated at the heart of Glasgow’s shopping and theater district.

    Design development, construction documentation, permitting, tender, construction, opening. Completion: 2011

    citizenM Amsterdam


    Modular built hotel of 215 guestrooms in Amsterdam situated near the South-axis business district. 215 guestrooms. Design development, construction documentation, permitting, tender, construction, opening.

    Completion: 2009

    citizenM Amsterdam


    The first modular built 4**** hotel in the world and also the very first citizenM. 355 bedrooms and additional meeting facilities directly next to terminal 3.

    Design development, construction documentation, permitting, tender, construction, opening.

    Completion: 2008 and extension in 2015

    citizenM guestrooms

    Development and technical realization of four generations of the iconic 14 m2 guestroom that changed the hotel industry. Including tablet room controls, self check-in and rfid entrance systems, full 24V led lighting, mood lighting, glass shower pods and patented bed making mechanism.

    Product development, permitting, procurement, manufacturing

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