Born in a Hotel. Barcelona is his hometown. Fourth generation of Hotel Family business. More than 15 years of professional experience in the travel and Hotel industry. Specialized in business development and strategy in luxury and business Hotels. With a strong sense of humour and […]
A travel day is thought to be fun, exciting, a ´treat yo-self´time. There is something about being in an airport or a train station which makes you want to spend money, shopping, eating,.. But, with deadlines narrowing in, work accomulating, and emails to be checked […]
There are cocoon like capsules being spotted in airports around the world, but what are these Black Mirror looking pods? Known as sleeping pods, they are miniaturized pay-as-you-go sleeping spaces. Of course, sleeping in public could seem bizarre, but as our lives get busier and busier, and the more we travel, the solution to our sleepy layover dilemmas could possibly be found in sleeping pods.
The origin comes from Japan, in 1979 when Japanese “starchitect” Kisho Kurokawa designed the Capsule Inn Osaka, and it’s a concept that’s evolving and propagating across the globe’s busiest airports.Testimonies show people are loving their practicality: “We have found the pods to be very useful in that they give us a sanctuary for a bit of peace and quiet.”
Here we give you a few of our favourite cozy airport cocoons:
This is the Igloo Pod at Sleep´N Fly Sleep Lounge at Dubai International Airport. Super-stylish in design, extremely comfortable en par with an airline first class flat-bed seat, and highly functional in terms of features. Charge you phone, work or simply take a nap, the shutters provide privacy.
No, this isn’t a scene from a sci fi film, this is a pod at Mexico City´s International Airport , called Hotel Izzzleep. Strange? Scary? Or incredibly practical? The service also includes a high resolution TV, USB, light and ventilation control, a separate area with lockers, showers and changing rooms.
The prices do vary per airport but an average of 20 to 40 euros for 3 hours, it seems pretty reasonable!
Now that you know what these futuristic looking cocoons are, would you try one the next time you have a long layover?
BYHOURS teamed up with best friends and globetrotters Maru and Delfina, also known under the Instagram name @Mequieroira (meaning ´I want to go to¨) to organize a BYHOURS microstay for them. Both are originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina but together have travelled the world while documenting […]
Do you want to live Istanbul like a local? There are hidden places just in the center of Istanbul where you can spend some of the most amazing hours when travelling to Istanbul. Here are a few places recommended by a local, take your time, […]
Today we are celebrating World Rock Day! What better way to reflect on Rock history than with the English rock icons: The Beatles. They were one of the most successful bands of the 20th century. They have contributed tremendously to music, film, literature, art, and […]
I recently had a very nice family vacation with my three children, my 14-year-old daughter, which is relatively mature for her age and a 6 and an 8-year-old, which have a lot of energy, and my husband. My husband and I spontaneously decided to go […]
What a time to be alive! Summer is here and that means festival season is upon us. All over Europe there is a constant buzz of who´s going to what festvial to see who. It´s all about good music, good times, good memories.
Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Germany, Sweden and across the United States and now back ro Paris for the second time. On Saturday July 21st and Sunday July 22nd 2018, the notorious American festival is returning to shake up Paris again. The lineup is absoultley epic this year, including headlines such as Depeche Mode, Gorillaz, The Killers, Diplo, Noel Gallagher, Kasabian, and Bastille.
Attending Lollapooloza or any festival can be one of the most memorable moments of your life, going with friends or making new ones, seeing your all-time favourite band, getting that great new Instagram pic, wearing crazy fun festival outfits. But where to stay? All you need and want is to rest comfortbaly, take a shower, and a place to get ready for the next party or festival day.
BYHOURS offers over 140 hotels in Paris, where festival goers can book a micro-stay for 3, 6 or 12 hours, with options ranging from hotels close to main transport centres to hotels in the city centre. Push the limits of what you want and enjoy great hotels for fair prices, treat yourself to deals that include access to the spa and swimming pools too.
MIcrostays & Festivals
Microstays might be the new solution to modern travel, from business trips to festival weekends. Giving people, whichever their travel reasons are, flexibility and freedom.
BYHOURS believes time is crucial and flexibility is freedom, with the app you can choose your check in and check out times. Long gone are the days now of the cleaner banging on the door for you to check out at 10 am. Waking up confused, tired, lost, dreading to get up and having to check out with nowhere to go.Neither do you have to pay a whole hotel day´s fare when only being there for a few hours.
BYHOURS has thousands of hotels all over Europe.
¨In an International operating company, as a marketing manager, I am forced to hold meetings and presentations outside of Germany. It is my dream to travel and convince people about our business concept. My name is Max and I am a highly motivated person who […]