Designed for people who love to read, Book and Bed features sleeping pods hidden inside its shelves. Locations in Tokyo and Kyoto invite visitors to let themselves go to that special moment of dozing off while enjoying a good book. While their reading material (available in both English and Japanese) isn’t on sale, it is carefully selected by Shibuya Publishing Booksellers, who operates the hotel. Book and Bed also offers daytime services for curious book enthusiasts.
Container Hotel Group specializes in sustainable accommodations for travellers by fashioning accommodations from shipping containers. The Capsule hotel at KLIA2 (Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2) embodies their values while providing a comfortable and beautiful resting space for busy globetrotters. To promote creativity and inspire frequent flyers, local artists are invited to display their work in the corridors of the hotel.
Amsterdam’s CityHub is designed specifically for a generation of connected and curious travellers. These futuristic capsules come with the CityHub app and a personal wristband, which acts as a key and activates beer dispensers. The app provides a travel guide, but also allows guests to control the lighting, the alarm clock and the music stream in their hub. It also puts guests in touch with each other and with city locals. In addition to all of this, the hotel partnered with a network provider to offer a MiFi Hotspot (mobile router), so visitors can always stay connected.
When first stepping into The Jane Hotel in New York City’s West Village, visitors can instantly imagine themselves in a Wes Anderson film. Built in 1908 as a hotel for sailors, it was restored in 2008 and now offers three types of rooms: Captain’s, Standard and Bunk Bed cabins. The hotel has a storied history; in 1912, it housed the survivors of the Titanic while the American Inquiry into the ship’s sinking took place, and was the site of a memorial service held by the surviving crew four days after the ship sank. Today, the interior design feels like the sets of The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Life Aquatic collided.
If you’re looking for practical and innovative accommodations—regardless of size — look no further. These capsule hotels combine the very best of their surroundings with an array of clever amenities, making them so much more than just a place to sleep.