Capsule hotels 一also known as pod hotels一 may have had its first appearance in Japan, but today they have become a popular accommodation all around the world. They were initially designed as an affordable and comfortable alternative for travellers looking after their budget.
Although their purpose kind of remains the same, at least for most of them, now we can find some stylish capsule hotels that provide an enhanced and even luxurious experience.
First Cabin offers airplane-themed accommodations in Kyoto, Aichi, Osaka and Tokyo. In fact, one can choose between Premium Economy, Business Class and First Class rooms. Depending on the category, rooms include private bathrooms, LCD TVs, desks and duvets.
Just like if you were actually taking a flight, guests can enjoy movies and snacks inside the facilities.
On the other side of the world, we come across Yotel. It’s a tech-forward hotel, which combines SmartBeds and first-class airline cabins. Aside from New York, Yotelair can also be booked in Singapore, San Francisco and Boston.
Moreover, the accommodation has extended its facilities to airports too under the name YotelAIR. It has been located in Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris Charles de Gaulle, London Gatwick and London Heathrow airports. YotelAIR is the perfect accommodation for layovers and flight delays, as it provides comfortable bed, showering areas and hot beverages.
Pangea Pod Hotel
Situated in the ski center Whistler in British Columbia, Canada, the Pangea Pod is an award-winning boutique hotel that fuses comfort, great location and budget. The Pangea Pod Hotel offers sleeping cabins with basic amenities and total privacy, as well as public shared areas, such as the rooftop bar. It’s located only minutes away from the Whistler Blackcomb Gondolas village.
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