China Gets Space-Themed, Robot-Staffed Hotel

PHOTO: A space-themed hotel in Shenzhen, China is almost entirely run by robots.

If you love space and the idea of a futuristic travel experience, but the cost of a Virgin Galactic flight falls outside of your budget, consider a trip to China instead.

The Pengheng Space Capsules Hotel in Shenzhen, China, is a space-themed hotel almost entirely staffed by robots, with blue-lit sleeping pods instead of rooms. But despite such slick accommodations, the rates are exceedingly affordable at just 70 yuan ($11) per person per night.

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Opened three months ago in the Bao'an District, the quirky theme hotel even offers unique digitally-focused amenities, such as a lounge area with tablets for ordering food and banks of PCs for gaming or grazing the Internet.

A locker is provided to each guest for belongings and a there is a laundry room available to guests for washing clothes.

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From the doorman to the front desk, reception at the Pengheng Space Capsules Hotel is manned by robots, who you will also find serving drinks and snacks. But a skeleton staff of humans is maintained to oversee operations, according to Nanfang Insider.

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