Experience what it’s like to live in a smart home through and factory’s newest hotel “&AND HOSTEL NAMBA”. and factory is an innovative company that operates smart hotels throughout Japan. “&AND HOSTEL NAMBA” is their 13th project from their “&AND HOSTEL” series. “&AND HOSTEL” are smart hotels that utilize the IoT (internet of things) concept to provide their guests with a unique and futuristic experience. Through their app, your smartphone can be used as a key, light switch, and more.
By creating an open space for the Lounge, local and international guests can comfortably make new friends, chat, and share their travels with one another, creating new exchanges and encounters. Guests can also use the public spaces for working, reading, and relaxing.
Junichi Watanabe of the architectural firm Junichi Watanabe, was in charge of the design. “The building’s exterior was designed with a facade that changes its appearance and impression depending on the direction, season, time of day, etc., considering the traffic from various directions. As the shade changes, we greet customers with a different look every day. The interior space is a “hostel that shares places and experiences”, featuring rich common spaces and an IoT experience. The rooms are designed to meet diverse needs. From dormitories that can be used collectively, there are double rooms and twin rooms that provide private space, and premium rooms that are about twice as large as those. “
Guests can choose from the Premium Room, Double Room, Twin Room, and Dormitory. Guest who want the convenience of having their own private bathroom can stay in the Premium Room. It has a double bed and a private bathroom. There’s also a desk and chair for doing desk work. The Double Room has a double bed and sink, while the Twin Room has two single beds and a water basin. Guests who want to experience staying in a capsule hotel, can opt to stay in the mixed dormitory room. The rooms can accomodate up to 6 guests. Each capsule has a privacy curtain, safe box, power outlets, and reading lights.
The hostel offeres rental services for: nightwear, towels, earplugs, razors, baggage storage service, slippers, and toothbrush. The clothing iron and hair straightener can be rented free of charge.