Japanese Theme Park to Offer Floating Hotel Rooms That Drift to An Island
Posted on 03/07/2017
There's something equally exciting and terrifying about a floating hotel that travels while you sleep.
In an effort to draw more tourists from around the globe, a theme park in Japan is planning to launch just that, a unique hotel experience in which guests drift to an island while relaxing inside of a floating spherical capsule.
The Japan Times reports Dutch-themed park Huis Ten Bosch plans to offer the experience by the end of 2017.
The capsule will feature a bedroom on the top half and will have enough room for up to four guests. According to the Times, a one-night stay will cost between $260 and $350.
During their stay, though, guests will be transported to an island located nearly four miles from the park in Sasebo. Huis Ten Bosch owns a 39,000-square-meter uninhabited island that it will outfit with adventure-type attractions.
It's unclear how the park will ensure that the capsules reach their destination and don't float out into the ocean. But we can only hope that GPS will be involved somehow.
Surprisingly, this isn't the first time Huis Ten Bosch has attempted to pioneer a mind-blowing concept. In 2015, it launched the Henn-na Hotel, a hotel staffed almost entirely by robots, including some dinosaurs.
According to Mashable, the hotel was recognized by the Guinness World Records as the world's first robot-staffed hotel.