In Japan, it is always the future.
Technology is their forte. They seem to be doing everything before everyone.
Now, they are opening the world’s first hotel, ran predominantly by robots.
The Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Nagasaki is opening the Henn-Na Hotel, which translates somewhat perfectly to ‘Strange Hotel’.
When you check-in to the hotel you will be greeted by three ‘actroids’ on reception. There are service and porter robots that will see you to one of the 144 rooms too.
There is facial recognition technology used in the rooms, and the air conditioning is ditched for a radiation panel that detects body temperature and adjusts accordingly. I did not know that was a thing.
You don’t book a room either. You ‘bid’ for it. Bidding begins at £38.50 for a single room.
While the hotel cannot be COMPLETELY ran by robots, the aim is for it to be 90% machines. If it goes well, the hotels owners are hoping to open 1000 more worldwide.
Set to open in July, this Hotel Ran By Robots could be amazing. Providing there isn’t a power cut.
Photo courtesy: Huis Ten Bosch