World’s first robot hotel resort offers floating space-age pods

Huis Ten Bosch in Japan's city of Sasebo is already famous for having several strange offerings. Firstly, it is a holiday park destination consisting of several Dutch-themed buildings and secondly it is home to the “world’s first robot hotel”.

Now the innovative resort is going to be adding a new offer, namely space-age floating pods which will allow visitors to drift off and go to sleep while out at sea.

Two-storey capsule

The new pods will be a capsule that is two floors high and will mean that guests can have spectacular panoramic views from a bedroom covered by a convex glass roof. The pods will float towards the park’s sprawling island venue where several adventure-type attractions will be located.

Earlier plans reveal that a second level will be set in the middle section of the pod, which is spherical, and this will contain a lounge area which will be surrounded by several windows overlooking the sea giving visitors a spectacular view.

Precise details about how the floating pod hotels will move across the water is yet to be unveiled, but prices for a stay in each capsule, which are designed to house four people and are expected to be available by the end of the year, are going to cost between £215 and £287 per night according to the Japan Times.

Hario Island

The Huis Ten Bosch Park opened in 1992 and is named after the famous royal residence at The Hague in the Netherlands. It is set on Hario Island in the Nagasaki Prefecture of southern Japan and contains hotels, villas, theatres and exhibition venues designed in a Dutch style. There are also canals and amusement park rides.

The Henna-na Hotel, the world’s first robot hotel, opened in the park in 2015 and features “eerily lifelike” humanoid robots in many staffing roles.

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Date Created: 13 March 2017

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