Cancun, Q.R. — A modern hotel capsule concept has been inaugurated at the Cancun International Airport by officials who say the hotel, which consists of 50 capsules, is open to passengers in transit.
Governor Carlos Joaquin was among those on hand for the opening of the airport’s new capsule hotel saying “this project is the reflection of how the private initiative continues to support the sustained growth of Quintana Roo, demonstrating its ability to increase competitiveness, creating employment opportunities and fueling the sense of pride of our own communities.”
The Yellow Capsule Hotel in Cancun is a new concept, being only the second in the country. The hotel offers a total of 50 capsules or rooms, 16 of which are double and 34 of which are single. The capsule hotel was created with passing-through travelers in mind, offering guests free coffee and several common areas such as a rest area, terrace and work area.
Víctor Hugo Valenzuela Yan, partner of the hotel explained that the concept of capsule rooms came from Japan with the purpose of ensuring travelers can enjoy a rest area with technological services, which are a new concept in hospitality.
Carlos Joaquín explained that of the more than 23 million visitors Quintana Roo received last year, 2.5 million were millennial tourists who visited Cancun and Riviera Maya. During that period, more than 107,000 hotel rooms were added, exceeding growth by 4 percent over the previous year, with the state meeting the needs of new markets.