With an investment of five million pesos, a group of eight Mexican entrepreneurs inaugurated the first hotel in Mexico where visitors sleep in a smart capsule.
In an area of 165 square meters, the Conceptos Express business group adapted the original concept of Japan in Terminal 1 of the International Airport of Mexico City (AICM, for its acronym in Spanish).
The businessmen announced that they plan to invest at least 25 million pesos more to build these hotels called “Izzzleep, Hospedaje Inteligente” in Terminal 2 of the AICM and in the airports of Guadalajara, Monterrey, Tijuana and Cancún.
The director of the business group, José Martín Alonso, said during the opening ceremony that after achieving this unique concept in the world, outside Japan, the challenge now is to replicate it in other terminals and ports.
After a period of two years of research and development, investors adopted the concept of hotel capsule where users spend short periods of time, from one hour at a cost of 140 pesos, with locker for luggage and watering service, until a full night for 605 pesos plus taxes.
The concept is adapted in Mexico to provide rest and grooming services to users and travelers that are in transit and overlays at the airport.
The technology of sleeping capsules is imported from Japan and they are for individual use, have HDTV, outlets, USB ports for recharging electronic devices, lighting and ventilation controls and safe.
In the hotel that was inaugurated, they have 40 capsules, a separate area of lockers and showers with private dressing.