Yo! Give us a Room!

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  1. BlacKnox

    BlacKnox Active Member

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    Got this in my mail this morning:

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    This summer, the YO! group plans to launch a 40 room hotel at Heathrow and a 50 room hotel at Gatwick. A central London hotel will be launched in 2007 - followed by a number of international sites. To deliver "aspirational luxury at a low cost”, the rooms, called cabins, are only 10m2 - but in that space they feature rotating double beds, pull down desks, monsoon shower, flat screen TV and wi-fi access. Rooms will be artificially lit.

    The Cabins will be bookable in blocks of four hours to allow "delayed and transfer passengers to relax privately in a hotel environment." Each hotel room has windows that look out onto a 'street' like corridor.
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    Apparently the rooms were inspired by Japan's capsule hotels and the lay-out of first-class cabins on commercial planes. Once it's up and running, anyone care to try and give us a TR :?:
     
  2. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    Sounds similar to Easy Hotel (or whatever they're called), perhaps with more amenities.
     
  3. BlacKnox

    BlacKnox Active Member

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    Haven't heard of Easy hotel. But I've tried some of the Yo sushi restaurants in London and they're pretty good.
     
  4. serfty

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    More here: Goodbye mini bar, hello mini room: New airport hotels to offer a small-scale luxury.

    Planned at just under Oz$100 per night, might be worth investigating.
     
  5. BlacKnox

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  6. Kiwi Flyer

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    http://www.easyhotel.com/

    Cheap but tiny and pay extra for a window (and also extra for the remote to operate the tellie)
     
  7. NM

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    The mind boggles. What on earth is one supposed to do with a "rotatable double bed"?

    And its a good thing they have flat screen TV's. By this I assume they mean LCD or Plasma rather than a flat-screen CRT.

    I just have a problem with booking a hotel room by the hour :shock: .
     
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    Let alone 4...... :shock: :D :shock: :lol:
     
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    No comment :oops: :oops: :oops:
     
  10. BlacKnox

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    Have rented plenty of rooms by the hour in my pre-engagement days (including with WhytKnox 2B) :oops: . But I'm reminded reading this thread that I've never stayed at a capsule hotel in Nippon. I'll add this to my list of frivolous things to do before I leave :idea: .

    Anyone here stayed at an EasyHotel?
     
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