You could say it's the inevitable evolution of Airbnb - a concierge-less, staff-less hotel. Book a room, arrive, and ... you're on your own. Armed with a guidebook curated for you by an "invisible" hotel staff, you experience and explore a city without ever needing to have a conversation with anyone.
Lokal Hotel in Philadelphia is turning this concept into a reality. Still in development, the hotel will have rooms designed to feel like loft-style apartments, with kitchens and washer-dryers. As someone who prefers to stay in vacation rentals to hotels (though I do love a good hotel), I'm looking forward to the completion of Lokal so we can check it out. I have a lot of questions.