Capsule hotels are widely accepted due to their cheap overnight accommodation. They offer a cost-effective accommodation to large number of in a limited space. Today’s capsule hotels are evolved from old Japanese pod bedrooms and gained popularity all around the world. The prime reason for these hotel’s world-wide acceptance is that they are equipped with basic amenities. Technology has made its way in the market of pod hotels, making them more attractive and economical than others. Capsule hotels are more popular among younger generation. Youngsters need constant access to internet and social media; as a result, pod hotels provide bedside plugs to charge electronic gadgets and offer free Wi-Fi facility.
Advancements in technology has made capsule hotels more environmentally friendly and more space- and cost-efficient than traditional pod hotels. In an extensive analysis of the growth of the capsule hotels market, Research Beam offers insights on the changing dynamics, advancements, trends, key segments, and major market players.
Upgrades in Infrastructure and Facilities
The demand for capsule hotels and preferences of today’s generation is rapidly increasing a new era of contemporary pod hotels has emerged. A retro capsule hotel was unveiled in Tokyo after going through some major renovations and redesigns. The capsule hotel is more appealing, and equipped with a small personal television, a phone, plugs for charging gadgets, and free access of Wi-Fi. To add a touch of luxury, these capsules are complemented with sauna and cold baths. In addition, the baths are incorporated with a clear fiber-reinforced plastic, from floor to ceiling, to make them waterproof. From the lobby to pod beds, the entire hotel has a unique concrete flooring and wooden walls, which create an illusion of another universe.
Other than Japan, London also unveiled its first-ever capsule hotel. The hotel has a total of 26 small pod bedrooms. Each pod has a complete mood lighting controlled by LED touchscreen, a separate ventilation system, plug sockets, and free Wi-Fi.
Variation of Capsule Hotels
To attract more guests at their hotels, owners have opted for variations in their designs. In the Sacred Valley of the Incas, travelers can experience an overnight stay in a capsule bedroom at Skylodge Adventure Suits. The lodge is inspired from the concept of pod bedrooms and portaledge. The pod hotel is accessible only after climbing 400 meters of rock face. This hanging pod hotel is developed by a climber and mountaineer, Ario Ferri, who wanted to give an adventurous experience to every traveler. Skylodge suits are fully transparent. Therefore, people can admire the beautiful view of valley and starry sky.
As the most popular clientele comprise youngsters, spacecraft-like capsules are gaining popularity in the market. Furthermore, the incorporation of science-fiction-inspired ideas and advancements in technology aid the growth of the capsule hotel market. The capsules are “smart pods” and aim for comfort and convenience, providing basic amenities as well as auto-regulating temperature controllers. Even though the primary purpose of capsule hotels was to save money on accommodation, now people visit them for fun, and to have a unique experience.
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