Just Landed: Washington's Dulles Airport is getting a micro-hotel for layovers

Layovers are about to get more comfortable for travellers passing through Washington's Dulles Airport.

If you’ve ever been faced with that tough choice between shelling out money for a hotel on a short layover or curling up on an airport bench, you’ll appreciate the newest addition to Washington DC’s Dulles International Airport. Sleepbox, a micro-hotel due to open at the end of the month, features 16 secure, sound-proofed rooms where weary travellers can nap and relax while waiting for their flight.

Clocking in at 30 square feet for a compact size and 45 square feet for a standard size, the rooms feature memory foam beds, along with Wi-Fi and power outlets. Travellers will need to download the Sleepbox app to reserve a space, as well as to control in-room temperature and lighting. Located in Terminal A, the rooms can be rented on an hourly basis up to a full overnight, with rates starting at $25 per hour.