a room without a view
I thought it'd happen sooner or later. In the end, it happened somewhere in between. Kind of 'on time'.
Allow me to introduce one of Osaka's first windowless hotels.
Windowless offices hit the city skyline over two years ago in order to prevent workers being distracted while performing important duties such as shuffling papers and coughing lightly.
But now hotels are following suit. The move is in direct response to complaints from guests regarding the grim concrete-laden view from their windows.
Owner of Namba's Hook the Manx Hotel said: "Guests on their second visit to the city were asking for a room without a view. They said they would prefer a wall." A month later Hook the Manx Hotel had successfully eliminated all windows, pleasing guests from all over the world.
Since then, other hotels have gone the same way, including Umeda's Station Hotel....
However, it seems that some hotels have got slightly the wrong idea....
The proprietor of this hotel made the mistake of bricking up the door as well. This has resulted in a drastic reduction in the number of guests staying at the establishment. The proprietor is thought to still be inside.