Capsule hotel opens in Sydney’s CBD

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Australia: Sydney’s first capsule hotel has opened above the Century Bar, on Sydney’s George Street.

The 70-bed Capsule Hotel has been designed by Chris Wilks and Ed Kenny from Sydney-Based GiantDesign. They chose an Art Deco style to suit the building's heritage status, inspired by Sydney venues such as QT Hotel.

The capsules' interiors, however, are seriousy futuristic. There are three types of capsule: a single bed with a front entrance, a single bed with a side entrance and the deluxe with a queen-size bed. Each capsule is fitted with a locker, an LCD TV and a control panel with a climate-control knob, USB port, headphone jack and a universal power point.

The bathrooms and kitchen are shared spaces, and there is a communal area. A capsule costs between AUS$50 and $70 per night.

Capsule hotels originated in japan but have been opening around the world. Owner of the Sydney property Walter Guo reports a positive reaction to the hotel. "Most people really like it," he said. "They think the concept should have come earlier."

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