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BlacKnox

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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 :?:
 

Kiwi Flyer

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

BlacKnox

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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.
 

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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: .
 

BlacKnox

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serfty said:
NM said:
... I just have a problem with booking a hotel room by the hour :shock: .
Let alone 4...... :shock: :D :shock: :D
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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