Of course it’s Japan. The Henn na Hotel (or ‘strange hotel’) will open on July 17 at the Huis Ten Bosch theme park. And, boy does it live up to its ‘strange’ moniker. The Henn na Hotel will not have one single living staffer. They are all robots.
So, what can these robots do? Everything. From fetching your bags to cleaning your rooms and operating the front desk.
How much does a room cost? A single room runs 7,000 yen a night (about $60). A twin room costs 9,000 yen ($76).
“We will make the most efficient hotel in the world,” said company President Hideo Sawada at a news conference. “In the future, we’d like to have more than 90% of hotel services operated by robots.”
The first 72 rooms will open in July. Another 72 rooms are expected to open sometime next year.
The Huis Ten Bosch Theme Park
A hotel run by robots is interesting enough, but you might also be wondering what the Huis Ten Bosch theme park is. The park is located in Sasebo, a city located in the Nagasaki prefecture in Japan. It takes its name after one of three official residences of the Dutch Royal Family located in The Hague in the Netherlands.
That’s right, Huis Ten Bosch has real-size copies of old Dutch buildings. Hotels, villas, theaters and restaurants all have the Dutch aesthetic. Hell, they even have canals running through it.
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