The first official guests started checking in to what’s billed as the world’s first robot hotel.
The five-star Japanese Henn-na Hotel opened its doors this week to bemused visitors to Huis Ten Bosch, a theme park. The name Henn-na Hotel translates to Strange Hotel.
Humanoid robots greet Japanese-speaking guests at reception, while English-speaking guests are met by a robotic dinosaur. The robots are said to be able to engage in intelligent conversations.
More functional droids are on hand to cart luggage to the hotel’s 72 rooms, staff luggage lockers and clean. Tipping, thankfully, does not compute.
The hotel is currently in its first phase. A second stage is due to be completed in 2016 adding an additional 72 rooms.