Sleeping on hard floors and chairs at railway stations and airports in between destinations is now a thing of the past. Architects Mikhail Krymov and Alexey Goryianov of Moscow-based Arch Group have come up with an innovative concept called Sleepbox Hotel Tverskaya which comprises of 10 single-unit pods made of aluminum and plastic and 46 double-unit wooden pods.
On top of being compact and practical, the rooms come with noise insulation and ventilation. They have all the facilities of a conventional room (tables, cupboards, windows, blinds, clothes hooks), but in small-scale format. Single sleepboxes even have a LED TV. Each floor has a toilet and showers. Hair dryers, washing machines and irons are available, and the lobby offers snack machines and lockers for bulky items like winter coats. In warm weather, you can even rent a bicycle.
Sleepbox has a 2.5 x 1.6 metre base and is between 2.5 and 3 metres high. The pods have ventilation, and sockets for laptop and mobile phone chargers. The luggage compartment is under the bed with each bed having a nightstand. Apart from conventional lighting, Sleepbox also has LED reading lamps. The pod’s windows have electric blinds for privacy. On top of being money-saver (staying in the Sleepbox Hotel is three times cheaper than in nearby hotels), pods come with available options – TV, Wi-Fi router, intercom, safe deposit box etc. The four-storey Sleepbox Hotel is located at 1, Trevskaya Yamskaya Street and it is only 3 minutes away from Belorusskiy Railway Station, where Aeroexpress trains arrive from Sheremetyevo International Airport. watch video below
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