We have already mentioned the creation of the first and only capsule hotel in China. Its owner has been inspired by similar capsule hotels in Japan and has made a decision to open a hotel in Shanghai following the same concept. However, that is not going to happen because the authorities of Shanghai have refused to approve such property. In the statement of the local officers is notified the reason for refusal – the materials used for building of the first capsule hotel in Shanghai do not meet safety standards.
According to the report of the Associated Press, the materials that are used for this ultra-budget hotel are not fireproof. The capsules are made of fiber-reinforced plastics and this material is highly flammable.
The hotel debuted in January 2011. The accommodation consists of 68 capsules that are 1.1 meter wide, 1.1 meter high and 2.2 meter long. In each capsule there are a TV set, a wireless Internet, several electrical outlets, a clock and lights. The hotel’s lobby has a public smoking room, a lavatory and a shower. Of course, the rates in this hotel are also cheap – a basic rate in the capsule hotel estimates 28 yuan (or USD 4.22). An all-day stay (24 hours) cost 88 yuan.