Operator Premier Inn aims to open Scotland’s first ‘party and sleep’ pod hotel in Edinburgh within the next 12 months, according to an article in Edinburgh Evening News.
The compact rooms measuring 11.4 sq m will be similar in design to typical capsule hotels, a craze sweeping cities in the Far East, and will be targeted at guests forming part of hen and stag party groups.
Rooms will feature 40" televisions streaming user content, with mood lighting and integrated glass cube en suite bathrooms featuring a power shower.
A desk folds into a pocket-sprung bed, luggage can be stored under the bed and free in-room wi-fi will be available. Room temperature and light settings can be controlled via a mobile app.
Guests will be able to book and check-in online at rates around 30% cheaper than an average Premier Inn room which would generally be double the size.
Premier Inn has not disclosed the exact location of the multi-million pound project, but will soon open negotiations for a city centre development, according to the report.
The group hopes to open or sign at least 40 of its ‘Hub by Premier Inn’ hotels, comprising 6000 rooms, within the next five years.
The first 167-bed hub hotel will open in London’s St Martin’s Lane next summer, according to the Daily Mail, to be followed by four others including one with 408 rooms in Kings Cross over the next three years.