9 h is a new take on capsule hotels, offering ‘luxury’ accommodation in a minimum living space. The name originates from the concept that guests should spend 1 hour showering, 7 sleeping and 1 resting. The hotel thus takes a different approach towards capsule hotels which are traditionally grimy, and primarily intended as expedient sleeping solutions for drunk salarymen who have missed the last train home.
The capsule hotel and all the amenities were designed by Fumie Shibata of Design Studio S, with the first hotel located in Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto. The hotel specializes in the necessities and wraps its entire brand around the concept. The building itself will be 9 stories tall, with 125 capsules, locker rooms, showers, and a lounge for its patrons.