Mexico City, Mexico — The Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City has installed a 40-pod IZzzsleep Capsule system that offers travelers a place to sleep for a few hours or overnight.
It is the first in the country to install the IZzzsleep pod system, which has racked up a rating of 8.7 out of 10 by travelers. The pods, which can be rented hourly or for one night, is fitted with a bed, air and lighting controls, UBS ports for charging devices, WiFi and flat-screen TV. Rooms have access to a private bathroom equipped with a shower.
The hotel capsule system was installed into the Mexico City airport with an investment of 5 million peso by private businessmen and is similar to the original model in Japan. The cost to rent a capsule is 104 pesos per hour and 605 peso per night, plus VAT and a 3 percent tax per room. This cost includes the use of the bathroom, a locker and a shower with towels.
The sleep capsules have been installed in Terminal 1 of the Benito Juarez International Airport with plans to expand to 60 capsules to their Terminal 2. The businessmen who invested in the project also say they intend to expand the pod hotel into airports at Guadalajara, Monterrey, Tijuana and Cancun.