In our series of showcasing innovative Airport Hotel concepts, today LoyaltyLobby will introduce the SnoozeCube at Dubai International Airport Terminal 1 & 3.
In airports that are notorious for long layovers, or in case you encounter a missed connection, it helps to have an option to just rest for a few hours, especially if you don’t have lounge access. You can access the website for SnoozeCube Dubai here.
The website describes the product as follows:
Passengers facing flight delays, cancellations or long transits at Dubai International Airport (the 4th largest in the world) now have the option to rent out a micro-hotel room right inside the terminal.
Our SnoozeCubes provide the perfect space for passengers looking for extra privacy, a step up in comfort from terminal seating and somewhere to lay their head.
We currently have 10 sound-proofed units installed adjacent to C 22 at Dubai International’s Terminal 1 and they are already proving to be a major service provider.
We take a minimalist approach to design with an emphasis on function. There is enough room to for a bed, touchscreen TV offering music and movies and room to hang your coat and store your carry-on luggage.
The images in the gallery (see here) show the individual units that are designed in a very colorful way and appear larger due to the use of mirrors and nature/landscape images.
All Cubes are actually manufactured overseas and installed locally:
Built in Hamilton, the ‘Snooze Cube’ was invented 5 years ago by New Zealander, Larry Swann ,who is the director, working on the idea ever since.
Designed and built in New Zealand, the launch of the SnoozeCube is a further endorsement of the country’s reputation for creating high quality, innovative products, according to Dubai-based Steve Jones, New Zealand Trade Commissioner for Middle East, Africa and Pakistan.
The prices are pretty steep though, and I almost choked when I looked at the list.
I would need to be pretty exhausted or sick to pay that money for a brief stay in one of these cubes or any other airport hotel that has a comparable price to what we see here.
It’s a great concept though, and considering the small amount of space (10 units), I doubt they will have much difficulty selling out quickly on a daily basis at a huge airport like DXB.