Compact Hotel Opens at Haneda Airport: Overnight JPY 4,900+, Short Stay Rates Too

Compact Hotel Opens at Haneda Airport: Overnight JPY 4,900+, Short Stay Rates Too

The opening ceremony of the First Cabin Haneda Terminal 1 compact hotel.

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On April 23, the First Cabin Haneda Terminal 1 compact hotel (Ohta Ward, Tokyo, Tel. 03-5757-8755) opened in Haneda Airport's Terminal 1.

Jointly managed by Japan Airport Terminal Co., Ltd. (also headquartered in Ohta Ward) and Chiyoda Ward-based First Cabin Inc., the accommodations are a cross between a business hotel and capsule hotel located in a central part of Terminal 1 that used to be airline office space. The wide, spacious front entrance, front desk and lounge have a soothing woodgrain interior, beyond which are 130 separate guestrooms called "cabins."

The First Class Cabin luxury guestroom is designed like the first class section of an airliner with a height, width and depth of 2.1 meters, a 32-inch LCD TV, a large bed 120 cm wide, a bedside table, internet connectivity and more. The regular guestroom, called a Business Class Cabin, has dimensions of 1.2 x 2.1 x 2.1 meters. Common facilities include a large communal bath, shower booths and a lounge. Under the Hotel Business Law, the entrance to the part of a "budget hotel" containing guestrooms cannot be locked, but First Cabin Haneda Terminal 1 maintains security with separate areas for men's and women's rooms, card keys to enter facilities and storage with locks and keys.

At the opening ceremony, First Cabin Representative Director displayed his enthusiasm for the business. "Customers want comfort at low cost, so we created a first-of-its-kind hotel with a new concept. We'll offer top quality service at Haneda Airport." Rooms can be rented overnight or, if desired, for daytime use only. The regular rate for an overnight stay is JPY 5,900 for the First Class Cabin and JPY 4,900 for the Business Class Cabin, but only JPY 2,000 and 1,600, respectively, for a two-hour stay. Rooms can be booked through the hotel's website or on the phone.