How many buttons does this push at once? Cubi is a hotel concept where 74 square foot prefab plug-in units are inserted into a long-empty office building in Amsterdam to create an instant hotel. Each unit has a Hästens hand-made bed, (we suspect not the $ 50,000 version), Philippe Starck bathroom, LCD TV and as a final touch, LED lighting that you can adjust the colour of to your taste. Quality stuff but in a very small space, so rates start at only €39.00 per night.
According to Business Week, another reason it is cheap is that it almost all automated:
Once at the hotel, guests receive an electronic card that's needed to check in and check out. Digital lobby kiosks offer information on local attractions and restaurants. The Grab-and-Go Corner provides food and drinks, toothbrushes, phone cards, shampoo, even condoms—all purchased through the guest's electronic card. Guests check out when they want by simply using the lobby kiosk. There is maid service on-site. During the Amsterdam location's first six months, a service manager will be available in case a problem arises that needs a human touch. ::Business Week via ::Prefabcosm