Huis Ten Bosch

Japanese themepark Huis Ten Bosch has announced the opening of a new hotel in Nagasaki Prefecture to be manned mainly by robots, and will feature face recognition instead of room keys.

Scheduled to open on 17 July, the two-storey Henn na Hotel will be promoted with the slogan ‘A Commitment for Evolution’, The Japan Times reported.

At the new hotel, porter service, room cleaning, front desk, as well as other services will be provided by robots in a bid to cut costs, while ensuring comfort.

The Henn na Hotel hotel will also offer face recognition technology, which enables guests to enter their rooms without a key.

"In the future, we’d like to have more than 90% of hotel services operated by robots."

According to the company, the first building in the complex will launch in July with 72 rooms, while another 72-room building would open in 2016.

President Hideo Sawada told a news conference: "We will make the most efficient hotel in the world.

"In the future, we’d like to have more than 90% of hotel services operated by robots."

Huis Ten Bosch park features many Dutch-style buildings such as hotels, villas, theatres, museums, shops and restaurants, along with canals, windmills, amusement rides, and a park planted in seasonal flowers.

Opened on 25 March 1992, the park Huis Ten Bosch is located on Hario Island in the southern part of Sasebo, facing Omura Bay.


Image: Huis Ten Bosch in Japan. Photo: courtesy of JKT-c.