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Sleepbox capsule hotel will be opened in Moscow

Sleepbox capsule hotel will be opened in Moscow
Sleepbox capsule hotel will be opened in Moscow

Designed for short staying Sleepbox capsule hotel created by the Russian architectural firm Arch Group based on the original Japanese developments of the 70s will soon conquer Moscow.

Capsule hotels in a form of small sleeping cells with a minimal set of features can hardly be called a brilliant innovation. For the first time capsule hotel was designed in crowded Japan by the world-renowned architect Kisho Kurokawa and opened in 1979 in Osaka.
Capsule hotels are extremely popular in Japan and are located in the tourist-active areas of the city, such as train stations and airports for tired travelers and businessmen, as well as in places of concentration of entertainment facilities for the tired and drunk citizens, who did not want or fear to go home.

However, in recent years due to the bustling pace of life and limited time and space the popularity of capsule hotels is growing rapidly. In 2007 Yotel capsule hotels were opened in the British capital London (Heathrow Airport, Terminal 4 and Gatwick Airport, South Terminal). Was also opened a number of capsule hotels in Amsterdam (Netherlands), Warsaw (Poland), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Basel and Zurich (Switzerland), Munich and Berlin (Germany), Budapest (Hungary), Dubai (UAE) and New York (USA).

At Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow was also opened "Air Express" capsule hotel. However, the rooms of the capital's hotel are created in the European style and are more like a budget hotel rather than the invention of the Japanese genius.

The design of the new Sleepbox Russian capsule hotel combines a laconic Japanese minimalism and high European standards in condition of high Russian requirements. The invention of the Moscow architecture bureau and Arch Group apart from sleeping and luggage areas is equipped with ventilation system, audible and visual alarm, refrigerator, built-in TV, outlets for charging mobile devices, as well as wireless internet access (Wi-Fi).

According to the developers the new Sleepbox capsule hotels will located not only at railway stations and airports in Moscow, but also in close proximity to the exhibition and hotel facilities, public and commercial centers.

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Alesia Belaya

Date: 19/03/2011

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