Hangzhou Xiaoshan International has launched China’s first airport capsule hotel.
Called Take A Nap, the pod hotel aims to provide cheap, basic overnight accommodation for passengers in transit who do not require the services offered by conventional hotels.
The 309-square-meter hotel has 10 pods and 28 business class beds.
Take A Nap offers additional services, including a shower, Wi-Fi, a wake-up call and luggage storage.
In the first week since its opening the new pod hotel has attracted more than 200 customers.
For an overnight stay, the price is 120 yuan (USD 2.00) for 10 hours between 10 pm and 8 am. It charges 60 yuan for four hours in a pod and 10 yuan for each additional hour.
The pods are imported from Finish company GoSleep, who have installed their pods at Helsinki Airport. They cost about 40,000 yuan ($6,000) each.
Hangzhou Xiaoshan International (HGH)