japanese hotel serviced by robots aims to realize an entirely new low cost initiative
 
japanese hotel serviced by robots aims to realize an entirely new low cost initiative japanese hotel serviced by robots aims to realize an entirely new low cost initiative
aug 05, 2015

japanese hotel serviced by robots aims to realize an entirely new low cost initiative

japanese hotel serviced by robots aims to realize an entirely new low cost initiative 
all images courtesy of (c)huis ten bosch / j-16683

 

 

 

 

in the heart of nagasaki japan, the ‘henn na’ hotel – which translates to ‘strange hotel’, is pushing the envelop of hospitality with robots at the front desk, porter and locker services and information room. the smart hotel aims to realize an entirely new low cost intuitive that provides a comfortable stay and world class productivity. 72 rooms of the 144 total rooms, will be headed by the kawazoe lab at the university of tokyo to help with any design and technical problems that may occur. further financial support will be provided by the the kajima corporation to see the success implementation of the endeavor. the robot staff will correspond appropriately according to customer information, and will communicate with enjoyable warm conversations.

henn-na-hotel_designboom_001hotel rendering in nagasaki, japan

 

 

according to the hotel guest’s preferences, they will have the option to stay in rooms without having a key. this is possible with the latest face authentication system which will register the user through image recognition and let them into the room. this will liberate guests from the hassle of carrying keys and the anxiety of losing them. each room features the latest accommodations with modern design to provide a cool and stylish room that is essential for a comfortable stay. temperature, curtains and lights can all be controlled smart tablet located on the bed side table for easy access.

henn-na-hotel_designboom_002the hotel cafe corner

 

 

next generation air condition embraces radiation panels, rather than the conventional air ventilation system. these panels conduct hot and cold air in the form of direct electromagnetic waves which travel from one solid to another, without any interference. this provides coolness by depriving direct heat from the body when it is hot, as well as the opposite, relieving it when it is cold. the ‘henn na’ hotel opened in july 2015, and hopes to showcase advanced implementations towards saving energy and automation for efficient productivity.

henn-na-hotel_designboom_003detailed chairs and table at the cafe

henn-na-hotel_designboom_005the robot at the front desk

 

henn-na-hotel_designboom_006the guests being escorted by porter robot

henn-na-hotel_designboom_007hotel guests can use the robot arm corresponding to the locker

henn-na-hotel_designboom_008the outside appearance of the hotel

 

henn-na-hotel_designboom_009the face recognition system

 

henn-na-hotel_designboom_010the radiant panel inside each room

 

henn-na-hotel_designboom_011the condensation created by the panel

 

henn-na-hotel_designboom_012the concierge robot in each room

 

henn-na-hotel_designboom_013hotel uses a traditional room layout

henn-na-hotel_designboom_014the deluxe suite at the henn na hotel

henn-na-hotel_designboom_015the room tablet terminal that controls all the features

 

[smart hotel project overview]

hotel name: henn na hotel a commitment for evolution location: huis ten bosch-cho, sasebo-shi, nagasaki prefecture site area: 16,402.72 m²

total floor area: 5,530.87 m²

number of rooms: 144 rooms

(first period: july 17, 2015 open 72 rooms / second period: scheduled to open in 2016 72 rooms)

first period building overview

site area: 10,188.92 m²

total floor area: 3,541.16 m²

number of floors: 2 stories above ground number of rooms: 72 rooms

(standard type 21.32 m² / 20 rooms)

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