Tag Archives: Hotel

Second Robot-Staffed Hotel Opens In Tokyo Bay, Dinos Come Standard

In another example of jobs threatened by technological advancement… a hotel in Tokyo, Japan, called Henn-na Hotel, has employed more robots than actual humans to run the entire operation. But instead of brooding over this grim prospect, we are rather intrigued by Henn-na Hotel because, the robot stationed at the front desk is not just any ‘bot, it is a robotic dinosaur. Yep. You heard that right, a freaking dino. Why? Ermmm, because it can? I don’t know, really. Or maybe because Henn-na means to “to change” which represents the hotel’s commitment “for evolution in striving for the extraordinary sensation and comfort that lies beyond the ordinary. Continue reading Second Robot-Staffed Hotel Opens In Tokyo Bay, Dinos Come Standard

Believe It Or Not, This Double Bed On The Mountain Is A Hotel Room

When we talk about minimalistic hotel, you can’t get any more minimal than Null Stern Hotel, which literally translates to zero star hotel. And when we say ‘you can’t get any more minimal’, we do mean you can’t, well, not unless you can beat a room that has no walls and only has a double bed with side tables. There’s no wardrobe in sight, neither is a bathroom, and it is right smack on the mountains of Graubünden, Switzerland, up on a slightly air-deprived altitude of 6,463 feet. In other words, if you are looking for a hotel room with unobstructed, panoramic view, this is it. Continue reading Believe It Or Not, This Double Bed On The Mountain Is A Hotel Room

pentahotels Introduces Gamer Hotel Rooms With Playstation 4 Console

It looks like gaming is a phenomena that no businesses can ignore, even for those seemingly unrelated businesses. How else do you explain why there are hotels that are ‘gamer-centric’. Earlier this year, we wrote about the world’s first gamer-centric hotel, The Arcade Hotel in Amsterdam and now, as it appears, another hotel, or rather a hotel chain, is hopping onto the bandwagon to please traveling gamers. Are there really so many folks who travel to somewhere else to play games in their hotel rooms? Anywho, the hotel chain in question is pentahotels, who have already differentiate itself as hotels with a stylish and comfortable setting – starting with room keys collection at the designer bar, where guests can also choose to pick up a drink, if desired. Continue reading pentahotels Introduces Gamer Hotel Rooms With Playstation 4 Console

Airbnb Shark Aquarium Stay Literally Lets You Sleep With The Fishes

When Airbnb started, it was an opportunity for cheap accommodation and staying experience typical hotels can’t offer. Since travelers are staying in real people’s homes, they can assimilate into the community where the homes are located. At least, that was the theory. Actual experience may varies. Anyways, that was then. Things have took quite a turn since. Now, Airbnb is more ‘interesting’ with people offering living experience in city igloo, Netflix-themed apartment, ‘Batcave’, and now, the opportunity to spend the nights with sharks. Yup. Sharks. Real sharks. Continue reading Airbnb Shark Aquarium Stay Literally Lets You Sleep With The Fishes

Airbnb Pulls Brooklyn Dude’s $200 A Night ‘Boutique Igloo’ Listing

Talked about making the best out of bad situations. One New Yorker by the name of Patrick Horton did just that when Winter Storm Jonas swept through New York City. Instead clearing the unusual amount of snow, he and his friends got to work and made an igloo out of it. Calling it a Boutique Winter Igloo for 2, he listed in on Airbnb for rent at a cool $200 a night. Not only does this guy has the enterprising spirit, but he turns out to be quite a marketer too, describing his handiwork as “dripping with ingenuity and alt-lifestyle aura lays the Snopocalypse of 2016’s most desirable getaway. Hand-crafted, and built using only natural elements – we’re offering the experience of a lifetime in this chic dome-style bungalow for you and bae.” It sure sounds pretty enticing to us. Continue reading Airbnb Pulls Brooklyn Dude’s $200 A Night ‘Boutique Igloo’ Listing

Amsterdam Is Where You Can Find The World’s First Gamer-centric Hotel

When we travel, we travel. Meaning, we don’t coop ourselves up in the hotel room. We explore the city where we are at. There’s no reason for anyone to lock themselves in a room, really. However, if you are a die-hard gamer looking to get out of your parent’s basement and game on in a vastly different environment (definitely, not below-the-ground), then you might want to consider hitting up Amsterdam’s The Arcade Hotel, located just opposite of the Saphartipark. Formerly, Aalborg Hotel, the 36-room hotel was taken over by one Daniel Salmanovich and given a new lease of life with the aim to please gaming travelers by mixing cosiness and gaming. Continue reading Amsterdam Is Where You Can Find The World’s First Gamer-centric Hotel

This Alien Object-Like Floating Hotel Wants To Sail The World, Slowly

The concept of floating hotel is not entirely new, but this one coming from engineer/architect Gianluca Santosuosso called MORPHotel is radically different – both in the use and aesthetic. Not only it is self-sustaining, harvesting energy from the waves and the sun to fuel the power required onboard, its alien-ish form can actually morph with the movement of the waves. Its half-mile long spine curves with the water currents and by curling the ‘arms’, it could morph itself into a floating dock in the middle of the open water. Continue reading This Alien Object-Like Floating Hotel Wants To Sail The World, Slowly

Travel: Keio Plaza Hotel in Japan Collaborates with Sanrio to Offer Hello Kitty-themed Guest Rooms

what are the odds that readers of this blog are frequent visitors to Japan and loves Hello Kitty? we really don’t know. however, in case you are, then you might be thrilled that starting November 1st, 2014 Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo and Keio Plaza Hotel Tama will be offering Hello Kitty-themed guest rooms to keep your inner child happy. dubbed Hello Kitty Rooms, Keio Plaza Hotel collaborates with Sanrio Company to introduce two types of Hello Kitty Rooms: “Kitty Town” and “Princess Kitty”. November 1st marks the 40th year since the birth of the mouthless cartoon character and there is no better way then to pay homage to this kitty-that-is-not-actually-a-kitty-but-still-sort-of-a-kitty character with rooms decorated after it. yes. we call it ‘it’. Continue reading Travel: Keio Plaza Hotel in Japan Collaborates with Sanrio to Offer Hello Kitty-themed Guest Rooms

concept ‘Botel’ has rooms that you can set sail with

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(credit: Ivan Filipovic)

what do you get when you mash up a boat and a hotel? if you ask Serbian architect Ivan Filipovic, he will tell you ‘Botel’. that’s right, ‘Botel’ is Filipovic’s concept floating hotel that features rooms (or cabins, if you like) that can be undocked and sail away to explore the bay’s vicinity. the ‘Botel’ has a central mobile base with 22 rooms, where the base can be anchored in any calm bay after which individual rooms can set sail to explore the bay open water area at their own pace. Continue reading concept ‘Botel’ has rooms that you can set sail with