A hotel unlike any other has opened in Moscow – the first Sleepbox hotel, by Russian studio Arch Group.
The four-storey hotel is filled with Arch Group’s iconic portable sleeping capsules, the Sleepbox, first developed as a solution for travellers in busy urban environments such as airports.
Monument first spoke to Arch Group about the Sleepbox last year, after the capsules were installed at the Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow. Bringing the units into an old building in downtown Moscow has now allowed Arch Group to transform an awkward building into a functioning, beautifully designed and futuristic-looking hotel, paving the way for a new kind of accommodation
The Sleepbox provides a minimalist, cosy space for visitors to relax – and one that is three times cheaper than most nearby hotels. Double and single capsules are available, with wooden units for up to two people on the first and second floors of the hotel, while the top floor is filled with black and white, single-person Sleepboxes. Each unit is equipped with a bed, LED reading lamps and sockets for charging laptops and mobile phones, and some have an inbuilt TV. Shower and toilet cabins are located on every floor, similarly designed to look like separated capsules fixed in a row, with illuminated LED joints between them.