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A new concept hotel with an authentic design and overnight stay is going to open in Uzbekistan’s airport
07 April 2023
A new concept hotel with an authentic design and overnight stay is going to open in Uzbekistan’s airport

Capsule hotels, which are becoming popular lately, have originally been invented in Japan back in 1979. Since then, the concept has further spread to various other territories, including Belgium, China, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Israel, Poland, and Canada.

Japan, which is known for its futuristic innovations, offers this kind of accommodation to its visitors, as well as citizens. Capsule hotels, also known as pod hotels in the West, could be a lifesaver for affordable overnight stays with a limited budget. The concept of the hotel is usually small bed-sized rooms known as capsules. Capsule hotels provide cheap, basic overnight accommodation for guests who do not require it or who cannot afford larger, more expensive rooms offered by more conventional hotels.

Today, Uzbekistan also decided to adapt the concept at Tashkent International Airport, creating more comfort for affordable overnight accommodation. However, the concept of the basic accommodation units at Tashkent International Airport will not be just capsules, but small cozy cabins with a complete single bed and a minimal set of accessories, such as a lamp, a clothes hanger, a shelf for hand luggage, a table.

The cabins provide passengers with a basic overnight stay in it for several hours during the transfer, without having to leave the airport and the transit zone of Tashkent International Airport. The hotel will have a 24-hrs reception available, each room will have an individual boarding invitation system to provide extra convenience for the transit passengers and guests. 

The hotel provides accommodation for 27 capsules on two floors. A reception desk, bathrooms and a shower room are available on the ground floor. The hotel will be designed in an oriental style, matching the newly opened Art Bazaar shopping pavilion. Bobur Ismailov, a famous artist in Uzbekistan, was involved in the work of the project.

According to the artists, the capsule hotel in Uzbekistan’s airport is designed in a completely different style compared to the hotels in many airports around the world of a similar concept. Oriental authenticity and luxury of the East, European minimalism and compactness are smartly combined in the design of the project. Since not all the transit passengers have an opportunity to stay in Uzbekistan and visit the historical and tourist sites of the country, visit the ancient cities of Uzbekistan and get in touch with Uzbek culture, the capsule hotels are a great chance to do so. The way the project is designed enables the transit passengers crossing the country to feel and observe the atmosphere and spirit of the ancient cities of Uzbekistan, without physically being able to visit them. 

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Did you know?

Uzbekistan is one of only two countries in the world to be ‘double landlocked’ (landlocked and totally surrounded by other landlocked countries). Liechtenstein is double landlocked by 2 countries whilst Uzbekistan is surrounded by 5!

Did you know that Uzbekistan lies in the very heart of Eurasia, the coordinates for Uzbekistan are 41.0000° N, 69.0000°

Uzbekistan is home to the Muruntan gold mine, one of the largest open pit gold mines in the world! The country has 4th largest reserves of gold in the world after South Africa, USA and Russia

Uzbekistan is the world capital of melons. They have in excess of 150 different varieties, which form a staple part of the local diet, served fresh in the summer and eaten dried through the winter.

It is Uzbek tradition that the most respected guest be seated farthest from the house’s entrance.

Tashkent’s metro features chandeliers, marble pillars and ceilings, granite, and engraved metal. It has been called one of the most beautiful train stations in the world.

The Uzbek master chef is able to cook in just one caldron enough plov to serve a thousand men.

When you are a host to someone, it is your duty to fill their cups with for the whole time they are with you.  What you must not do, however, is to fill their cup more than half-full.  If you do that as a mistake, say it is a mistake immediately.  Doing it means you want them to leave.  Wow!  Amazing, right?

To Uzbeks, respect means a whole lot.  For this reason they love it if, even as foreigners, you endeavour to add the respectful suffix opa after a woman's name; and aka after a man's.  Example: Linda-opa and David-aka.  You could also use hon and jon respectively.

Having been an historic crossroads for centuries as part of various ancient empires, Uzbekistan’s food is very eclectic. It has its roots in Iranian, Arab, Indian, Russian and Chinese cuisine.

Though identified with the Persia, the Zoroastrism probably originated in Bactria or Sogdiana. Many distinguished scholars share an opinion that Zoroastrianism had originated in the ancient Khorezm. Indeed, today in the world there were found 63 Zoroastrian monuments, including those in Iran, India, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Thirty-eight of them are in Uzbekistan, whereas 17 of these monuments are located in Khorezm.

One of Islam's most sacred relics - the world's oldest Koran that was compiled in Medina by Othman, the third caliph or Muslim leader, is kept in Tashkent. It was completed in the year 651, only 19 years after Muhammad's death. 

Tashkent is the only megapolis in the world where public transport is totally comprised of Mercedes buses. And due to low urban air polution it is one of the few cities where one can still see the stars in the sky.

You would be surprised to know that modern TV was born in Tashkent. No joke! The picture of moving objects was transmitted by radio first time in the world in Tashkent on 26 of July 1928 by inventors B.P. Grabovsky and I.F. Belansky.

Uzbekistan is the only country in the world all of whose neighbours have their names ending in STAN. This is also the only country in Central Asia that borders all of the countries of this region

Uzbeks are the third populous Turkik ethnicity in the world after Turks and Azeris (leaving both in Azerbaijan and Iran)

Did you know that there was silk money in Khiva? Super interesting right? Of course, but the best part of having silk money was that it could be sewn into your clothing.

Famous Islamic physician Ibn Sina (Avicenna in the Latin world) who was born near Bukhara was the one of the first people to advocate using women’s hair as suture material – about 1400 years ago.

Uzbekistan has a long and bloody history. The most notorious leader of Uzbekistan was Timur (or Tamerlane) who claimed descent from Genghis Khan. His military campaigns have been credited for wiping out some 5% of the world’s population at the time.

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Uzbekistan was once a rum producig country. There is still a real arboretum in Denau (city near Termez on the border with Afghanistan), grown from a selection station that studied the prospects of plant growing in the unusual for the Soviet Union subtropical climate of Surkhandarya region: only here in the whole of the USSR sugar cane was grown and even rum was produced!

Uzbekistan has been ranked one of the safest countries in the world, according to a new global poll. The annual Gallup Global Law and Order asked if people felt safe walking at night and whether they had been victims of crime. The survey placed Uzbekistan 5th out of 135 countries, while the UK was 21st and the US 35th. Top five safest countries:

  • Singapore
  • Norway
  • Iceland
  • Finland
  • Uzbekistan
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