A futuristic Japanese hotel is filled with smiling robots greetings guests at the reception.
These friendly synthetic receptionists work in close liaison with humans at the technologically-savvy ‘Henn-na’ that translates to weird, Hotel Ginza located in Tokyo. The humanoid staff members are also capable of bridging the language barrier and are eager to converse with guests in Japanese, Chinese Korean and English.
Some stunning images show the robot effortlessly dealing with customers and waiting patiently for more guests to arrive.
Room rates at the ten floor hotel that has 98 rooms start from £46 per night.
Every high-tech room is equipped with a smartphone to manage utilities including television, air conditioner and lights, via an app.
The traditional Japanese inn, referred to as ryokan fuses conventional hospitality with up-to-the-minute technology. Utilizing automotive systems, slippers at the ProPILOT Park Ryokan ‘park’ themselves at the entrance of the inn with the push of a button.
The rooms would also come with floor cushions and self-parking tables.
Slippers have been placed lined up neatly at the foyer where guests remove their shoes.
The technology was first introduced in the brand new Nissan LEAF in Japan in October 2017. ProPILOT detects surrounding objects and enables drivers automatically park the vehicle in a selected parking space by pressing a button.
By Latifa Zenaina