While some people like the experience of staying at a hotel, others do it simply out of necessity -- that is exactly the type of customers this sleep-only hotel targets. Appropriately named Ninehours, it lets people pay just for the time they will be sleeping at the hotel. This allows the design of the sleep-only hotel be more abstract and creative.
Made up of tiny pods, the sleep-only hotel foregoes the need for individual washrooms and other features of more traditional rooms. Of course, the pods still boast a small television for those who like to fall asleep to some mindless entertainment. They also include alarm clocks, lighting and air conditioning for optimal comfort and convenience. Although the capsule hotel started with business people in mind, it has evolved to target a wider range of individuals.
Ninehours in Japan Lets People Pay Just for the Time They Need to Rest
1. Sleep-only Hotels - Opportunity for disruptive innovation in the hospitality industry by offering affordable and customizable sleeping accommodations.
2. Pay-per-use Accommodations - Opportunity to disrupt the traditional hotel industry by offering customers the flexibility to pay only for the time they need.
3. Pod Hotel Concept - Opportunity to create unique and efficient accommodations by utilizing pod-style rooms for sleeping.
1. Hospitality - Sleep-only hotels can disrupt the traditional hotel industry by targeting customers who only need accommodations for sleeping.
2. Travel - Pay-per-use accommodations can disrupt the travel industry by providing flexible options for travelers who only require short-term stays.
3. Design and Architecture - The pod hotel concept presents an opportunity for architects and designers to create innovative and space-efficient sleeping accommodations.