The world's first capsule hotel was built in Osaka, Japan in 1979 and fitted with Kotobuki's ultra-modern sleep capsules. Since then, the appeal of a convenient and cost-effective sleep solution has soared in Japan and in an increasing number of other countries.
Technologically-forward Japanese design has developed cocoons to deliver the level of comfort you'd expect from a hotel and function for a wide range of businesses and customers, while maximising space efficiency, and low-cost cleaning and maintenance for the operator.
Sleep capsules are precision engineered for sound and thermal insulating properties. As with the full range of Kotobuki products, the capsules offer high durability, reassuring customers of a safe, secure sleep environment.
Sleep capsules are now being used not just as flexible hotel solutions, but also across a wide range of industries. Pioneered for business overnighters, a range of businesses and institutions recognise the benefits of restful sleep opportunities for shift workers, hospital and care staff, emergency services staff, the aviation industry and many more. From a single capsule bed in a care home, to safe, secure banks of beds in hostels, we offer a flexible, scalable solution.
Critical staff often work long shifts and difficult hours. Sleep Capsules provide a quiet, isolated environment to maximise the value of down-time. The Sleep Capsule is increasingly being installed in hospitals, airports, police stations and any organisations in use 24 hours.
Multiple layout options offer a solution specifically tailored to individual needs. Space-efficient modules can maximise customer numbers, while larger, more spacious units offer a more luxurious experience in an efficient space.
Sleep capsules are designed and orientated for optimal privacy. Soundproofing and ventilation have been developed in partnership to ensure that each capsule is comfortable and airy while not compromising their discrete nature.
Cleaning and maintenance of the capsules is vastly easier and cheaper than with a standard hotel room. Walls are smooth and scratch-resistant, free from any protrusions such as nails or screws. Fireproof aluminium panels are used for wall and ceiling materials inside the unit, providing a high level of fire-safety.
We have been leading the market in sleep capsule design and installation since 1979 and are pleased to be able to share this experience and expertise to ensure the best possible result for your project. Whether we are refurbishing a whole hotel or installing a few capsules in a hotel or organisation, we provide support from the planning stage, including layout proposals through customising products to suit a client's specific needs through to revenue estimates and opening completed facilities.
|Capsule hotels||240 properties||43,000 beds|
|Industry||Number of locations||Number of delivered||Industry||Number of locations||Number of delivered|
|1||Medical and welfare|
(police stations, fire stations, Japan Coast Guard, the Minister of Defense, and others)
|75||1,787||9||Finance / insurance||13||144|
(hotel employees, etc.)
|5||Electricity, gas, heat supply, water utility||60||2,041||11||General companies / others||203||1,685|
As of April 2014
We will introduce you some of the projects of the capsule bed "sleep capsule".
SPACE D series -- Valuable dream space, crafted with meticulous attention to colour and material finish. A stylish and modern exterior, while providing a sleep sanctuary in a busy world.
Strong, steel core is encased in a decorative frame with integrated stairs and handrails in contemporary, durable aluminium. The exterior panel is available in white or black and there are three-colour way options for the beams and pillars as described from Type A to Type C.
The SPACE D's aluminium panels, wall and ceiling are fireproof and the roller blind has flameproof properties. The sophisticated inside finish is achieved with either a brown wood grain or black wood grain for the headboard which can complement or contrast with either wood grain or stucco white walls.
Energy-efficient white LED lights can be operated individually, as can the intensity and angle of the reading light. Ventilation ensures optimal comfort and operates silently ensuring sleep is undisturbed. Backup power sources ensure that even in the event of a blackout, you are safe and that your alarm will wake you at your designated time. An accessory pocket with a power outlet ensures your essential items are immediately to hand.
A durable solution offering comfort, high levels of thermal and sound insulation and superb value for money.
Units can be arranged vertically or horizontally make the most efficient use of space according to the room dimensions and to allow for easy access to the beds. Design teams plan and arrange B-CUBE to provide a sense of privacy and comfort to beget deep and restful sleep.
The main body of B-CUBE is steel fabricated, supporting a decorative frame with integrated handrails. Inside the unit, simple, sleek lines make best use of space and ease of cleaning and maintenance. Fireproof aluminium panels are used for the walls and ceiling and the curtain is flame and lightproof. Noise reduction has been designed into every aspect of the bed allowing a comfortable and peaceful night's sleep.
B-CUBE features an intensity-adjustable LED lamp as well as a digital clock with convenient built-in alarm. The light is operable from inside and outside the room for your convenience and, when the button is lit up, it indicates that you are in the room. Flexible, convenient sleep solutions from B-CUBE.