Sleepbox Lounge was created to help improve travel experiences for people with disabilities.
Sleepbox micro-hotel rooms and nap lounges in airports were created by Sleepbox Inc with the goal of reducing travelers' disappointment with flight postponements, delays and cancellation.
With regards to the accessible travel experience, "I believe that Sleepbox can change the manner in which we feel about traveling and diminish the fear of delay and the disappointment of long layovers. It is so much easier to go on a voyage across the world when you know you have access to comfort and privacy anytime you need it,” Mikhail Krymov, Sleepbox co-founder and CEO, said.
As of now, a Sleepbox Lounge comprising of 16 wheelchair-friendly private rooms is situated in Concourse of Washington Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. Each room is soundproof and has a twin size bed and different features like bluetooth speakers and plugs to recharge gadgets.
For the ADA room, Krymov added that the room includes a twin bed "...but there is considerably more space close to the bed for a wheelchair. There is likewise a ramp in light of the fact that the passageway isn't on a similar level as the floor."
Sleepbox has an application where clients can book spaces for $30 per hour. A room can be reserved for as meager as 15 minutes and up to 12 hours. There is a front desk area with staff for client support and maintenance of the Sleepbox.
While there is only one Sleepbox Lounge in the U.S., Sleepbox Inc is planning to expand its services to different airports later on. Next potential airport on the list? Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Krymov said that Sleepbox is currently in contact with the airport and is in the process of building a napping lounge in Phoenix, Arizona.
Krymov invites people with disabilities to make use of the Sleepbox.
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