A hotel with robot staff and face recognition instead of room keys will
open this summer at Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Nagasaki Prefecture,
Robots will provide a wide range of services at the hotel,
including room cleaning, front desk and porter services, meaning you
could be checked in by robots and have robots carry your bags your room!
hotel’s first building complex is scheduled to open on 17 July 2015
with 72 rooms, followed by another 72-room building in 2016. A single
room will be priced at around £40 (¥7,000) per night and a twin room
will cost around £50 (¥9,000).
Initially the hotel will
have 10 robot members of staff, but Huis Ten Bosch company President
Hideo Sawada told a news conference. “In the future, we’d like to have
more than 90 percent of hotel services operated by robots.”
hotel's name, Henn-na Hotel, reflects how the hotel will “change with cutting-edge technology,”
a company official said. This is a play on words: “Henn” is also part
of the Japanese word for change.
Huis Ten Bosch is a theme
park in Nagasaki, Japan, which recreates a Dutch town, complete with
actual-sized copies of old Dutch buildings to bring the experience of
The Netherlands to Japan.
Keep an eye on our website and Twitter page for an announcement when the hotel’s website launches for bookings.