A Robot-Run Hotel Opens in Japan

While other hotels boast about their abundant amenities, prime location and luxurious rooms, Japan’s Henn-na hotel stakes its claim as a leader in efficiency. The recently opened hotel in Huis Ten Bosch—a Dutch-inspired theme-park located in Nagasaki—aims to reduce electricity usage and waste through eight core design concepts. This includes motion-sensing lights, a cutting-edge “radiant panel” air conditioning system and a staff of friendly robots. Henn-na Hotel also excludes amenities like pajamas and bathrobes, so don’t forget to bring your own.