First hotel with sleeping capsules opens in Ljubljana

Reuters | Apr 10, 2019, 03:38 PM IST

Tourists who visit Ljubljana can now stay in the Slovenian capital’s first sleeping capsules after the city’s Central Hotel put up 10 capsules in a former telephone switchboard room.


“This is a new story in Slovenia,” said Matej Rigelnik, chief executive officer of the hotel. Image source: Reuters



Slovenia, the native country of US First Lady Melania Trump, has seen a surge in tourism since it joined the European Union in 2004 and the eurozone in 2007. Image source: Reuters


The Alpine state’s capital has a picturesque medieval center that stretches along the Ljubljanica river and a castle on a hill above the center. Image source: Reuters


Last year the number overnight stays by foreign tourists in Slovenia jumped by 15.4 percent, with most of them coming from Germany, Italy, Austria, Netherlands and Croatia. Image source: Reuters