In Hong Kong, SLEEEP, an innovative, acclaimed capsule hotel founded by two local social entrepreneurs, is opening up to the business-to-business ‘recharge’ market with its futuristic and sustainably-designed sleeping capsule known as SLPer®, and promoting the universal practice of recharge through quality sleeping as needed by everyone, everyday and everywhere.
In celebration of SLPer®’s winning the prestigious Red Dot 2018 Product Design Award, SLEEEP offers 20% discount off all bookings during the promotion period of 23 July to 8 September, 2018. Users can enjoy the discount by simply inserting ‘RedDot2018’ as a coupon code when making online reservations.
Space is Ltd., the spatial product developer that created SLPer® and SLEEEP, is one of the few Hong Kong companies among 1,684 awardees out of more than 6,300 entries recognized for product design excellence at this year’s Red Dot Gala.
Open Day – Try and Test SLPer® Experience
SLEEEP will also host an Open Day on 24 August for those who are interested to experience the quality sleeping environment of SLEEEP and who would particularly like to introduce the intelligent sleeping capsule to their premises/amenities. A key focus of the Open Day will be to showcase how advanced SLPer® and also SLEEEP technology is for an enhanced and seamless guest experience. Invitations are open to those from hotels, offices, tech-oriented workplaces, co-working spaces, institutions, airports and transit terminals. Property management practitioners and interior designers will also find interest in SLPer®.
The event also offers an opportunity to meet face-to-face with the SLEEEP team to discuss possible collaboration. Interested parties can contact: [email protected] to request for a scheduled appointment.
Moving into the B2B Market Building “Recharge” Stations
“We are proud to be recognized with this distinguished prize for SLPer®’s outstanding design, “said Alex Kot, CEO of SLEEEP. “We truly believe that high quality, sufficient and efficient sleep can take us further in both professional and personal lives by revitalizing our bodies, sharpening our minds, enhancing our creativity and strengthening our resilience. In fast-paced, information-overloaded cities, people are more concerned with recharge of their smartphones than recharge of themselves – refreshing body and mind. We, at SLEEEP, aim at building “recharge stations” with SLPer® in different parts of the world so as to enable people who need a recharge to take a good nap or sleep without having to be home or hotel room. ”
Apart from the pilot eight-SLPer® location on Queen’s Road, Sheung Wan, in the pipeline is a Home Base with larger capacity which is scheduled for launch in 2019 in the neighbourhood, which will blend in the concept of co-living. The founders also look to expand globally, and are in talks with several local and overseas institutions on the possibility of installing SLPer® at non-hotel premises.
Jun Rivers, co-founder of SLEEEP and lead product designer of SLPer® remarked, “SLPer has been patented in Hong Kong and its modular design allows for easy transportation, installation and maintenance. We designed SLPer® with as much empathy to our users as to our operators. After all, a good product should delight everyone who comes into contact with it.”
A report found that the capsule hotel market was valued at $159 million in 2016 and is forecast to reach $226 million in 2022.
SLEEEP has signed a MOU with Hong Kong University’s Psychology Department (Sleep Lab) to collaborate on a research project focusing on the psychological effects on napping, of which the results are highly anticipated. SLEEEP is also in discussion with a number of industry leading technology companies to further enhance sleep quality.