Professionals and visitors to Hong Kong finally have a way to escape the city's hustle and bustle into a tech-inspired haven of tranquility: SLEEEP® – the new capsule hotel concept by homegrown spatial product developer Space is Ltd., provides high quality, eco-friendly sleeping environments for clients on an hourly or nightly basis from their pilot location on 242 Queens Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, halfway along a staircase between Queen's Road Central and Gough Street.
"Sleep is an essential activity that is practiced by everyone, everyday, everywhere. Yet, in a stressful and overworked environment such as Hong Kong, that foundation is sacrificed in the name of improving living standards. We thought that contradictory and unsustainable." said Jun Rivers, one of the two founders of SLEEEP. "With our new hospitality concept we hope to offer a sanctuary for people to relax and recharge. It's a breathing space within a suffocating environment. We truly believe that high quality, sufficient sleep can take us further in both professional and personal lives by revitalizing our bodies, sharpening our minds, enhancing our creativity and strengthening our resilience."
The SLEEEP experience is centered on the patent-pending capsule – named SLPer®. Each SLPer provides an intimate space to deliver exceptional quality sleep. From the metal skin to the real wood lining inside; the rounded corners to the indirect lighting, every detail of the SLPer is designed for quality sleep. Once inside, a guest would be enclosed by an innovative magnetic curtain that is quiet to operate and effective for privacy. The circadian lighting, active air supply and climate control are utilized based on scientific findings to give its occupants the highest quality sleep possible. The thoughtful comforts, minimalist aesthetics and subtle yet meaningful use of technology come together to deliver an affecting, efficient recharge, whenever one needs it.
Guests at SLEEEP® also enjoy a seamless online-to-offline user experience through a bespoke digital service system unique to the brand. Upon booking on its website for either an hourly or overnight stay, a guest would be able to pick their preferred mattress firmness, pillow type and blanket thickness. One could also pre-upload an image of their I.D.s to speed up the arrival process. The check-in and out process is then but a simple, card-less interaction via a QR code sent to your mobile. Aside from the guests themselves, laptops and devices can also be recharged at convenient charging ports available throughout the space. SLEEEP X.O.s (Experience Officers) are always available physically or virtually to provide further assistance.
SLEEEP sees sustainability as part of its mission. Pending to be the first capsule hotel in the world to be LEED v4 certified (ID+C: Hospitality), SLEEEP's commitment to the environment is evident from the paperless operations, 100% LED lightings, the heat recovery system for the hot showers, the organic cotton towels and locally sourced amenity options. All that aside, the core service that SLEEEP provides is in itself an avocation for a more sustainable lifestyle on an individual level.
Limited time Pay-as-you-wish (PAYW)
During the launch period, SLEEEP® is offering its guests the opportunity to book without making a payment ahead of time, instead only to make a payment at the end of their SLEEEP experiences by paying what each guest deems it to be worth. By doing so SLEEEP aims to promote this new concept to a wider audience as well as letting more people rediscover the importance and true value of sleep in their personal and professional lives.
SLEEEP is available for hourly and overnight bookings. Hourly bookings are available daily from noon to midnight daily. Be the first to stay at SLEEEP. Sign up for trial now on http://sleeep.io
About Space is Ltd.
Founded by Alex Kot and Jun Rivers in Hong Kong in 2014, Space is Ltd. is an innovative, sustainable and responsible spatial product developer that applies design and technology to physical space, in response to perceived social needs and issues particularly in the urban context. Alex Kot is a MBA graduate from Tsinghua University who worked for the UN Peacekeeping force in Sudan. Jun Rivers received his Masters in Architecture from Harvard University, and has worked and lived in four different continents. The two of them - third generation family friends who have known each other since birth - embarked on this project first in response to Harvard"s Dean Challenge asking for design proposals to address population challenges in urban environments. Two years later, they realized that concept on their own in a small, humble space in Sheung-Wan. Alex and Jun complement each other with a focus on business/operations and design/
technology respectively. The pilot project of SLEEEP is made possible by a robust team of trusted builders, designers, programmers and advisors. Scaling up SLEEEP as well as developing new spatial products are in the roadmap of Space is Ltd.
For more information:www.sleeep.io