Hotel in Japan to be Staffed Entirely by Robots
The futuristic robot-run hotel will open in Japan on July 17
Domo arigato for the room service, Mr. Roboto.
A new hotel opening this summer in Japan’s Huis Ten Bosch theme park will be entirely staffed by robots.
The futuristic hotel is named Henn-na, or “strange hotel” in Japanese, and will be automatically opening its doors on July 17.
The hotel’s robot staff will clean rooms, manage the front desk, and even provide porter service – all free of tips.
Guests will also gain access to their rooms through facial recognition, in lieu of old fashioned key cards.
“We will make the most efficient hotel in the world,” the company’s president, Hideo Sawada, said during a press conference. “In the future, we’d like to have more than 90 percent of hotel services operated by robots.”
A single room is set to run around $1,120 a night, while a double will cost or $1,440 a night, according to the Japan Times.