frequently asked questions

Where did the name Amberlair come from?

The name for this project was crowdsourced through submission on, and we chose it because it’s the perfect embodiment of our project.

Amber is a translucent fossilized resin, and each piece of amber is entirely unique. Like amber, no two boutique hotels are the same. Each has its own identity, its own personality that makes it beautiful and truly unique.

A lair is a secret retreat that has a cozy and relaxing atmosphere, and that’s exactly what we’re looking to create with our boutique hotel brand.

What is crowdsourcing?

Crowdsourcing is a collaborative effort that taps into a large online group for various services and talents to see a project through. Rather than rely on a team of traditional employees and vendors, Amberlair relies on this dynamic global community from which the contributions can be endless.

What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is the act of funding a project by raising small amounts of money a bit at a time from a large online group, rewards-based or equity based.

How can I join the Amberlair project?

Anyone who feels engaged with our project is welcome to join! Shoot us an email and tell us who you are and how you would like to support the project.

Send us info about you, how you would like to contribute, your experiences, and feel free to include photos or anything else you want us to know about you!

Will there be more contests in the future?

Yes! We will be running a series of contests throughout the project – from start to finish – and would love your input. Join our email list to receive updates on future contests.

When will the first Amberlair hotel be open?

We don’t have any estimates at this time for the opening date of the world’s first crowdsourced boutique hotel, however the first Amberlair boutique hotel will open its doors supported by the global travel community.

How can I help fund the project?

You can back our project on our future crowdfunding campaign. We will let you know about the launch, just sign-up for our email list and you will be informed firsthand.

Why should I support the Amberlair project?

Amberlair is a revolutionary approach to create, design and built a boutique hotel together with the crowd from scratch. That’s you. You can participate, interact, influence, support, back, fund or simply lay back and watch it happen from the very beginning.

Our story is already unique and you can also have fun with us to search for a location and win the contest, vote for your favorite and finally stay in the first Amberlair Boutique Hotel.