The Nap Lounge – the new lunchtime haven for hangover sufferers – is quite literally what the name implies: a place for socially acceptable, midday, short-duration sleeping.
Three lounges have just been launched in convenient locations near to Hong Kong’s corporate hotspots: Des Voeux Road in Central, Gloucester Road in Wan Chai, and Science Museum Road in Tsim Sha Tsui East.
The private rooms for rent are equipped with ergonomically designed recliners (i.e. comfy chairs), fresh sheets and blankets (thank god), and refreshments on-call. Charging facilities are also available, as achieving total relaxation is to know that your phone will see it through the day.
Although phones can be charged, a “noise-free, phone-free” rule is enforced in the cabins to ensure that a peaceful ambience is maintained throughout the lounge.
The no-noise order obviously rules out any hanky panky too (sorry, naughty Coconauts), as does the fact that the rooms are for single guests only. Short-stay hotels will have to suffice for horny hopefuls.
The booking process is simple: weary-eyed workers can reserve a cabin for either a rejuvenating but time-efficient 15-minute sesh (from HKD40 and up), or an hour-long recharge (from HKD98 and up) on the online booking platform.
Non-fussy nappers can opt for a Business Cabin, which comes with an ergonomic recliner, free Wi-Fi, newspapers and magazines, chargers, slipper and toothbrush sets, calm mood lighting, soothing scents and a selection of calming music.
Snobby snoozers can alternatively go for a First Class Cabin, which features an on-call refreshment service delivered straight to your door.
Complimentary coffee, tea, selected beverages and snacks are available for all awake at the communal refreshment stations.
If you need to cover your tracks by bringing back proof of “work”, Nap Lounge can also handle printing, faxing, copying and scanning jobs for you.
“You snooze, you lose,” no more.
Nappers can book a bed anytime 10am – 7pm. For all other hours please just stay in bed.
Nap Lounge (Central), Unit 1102, 11/F, Far East Consortium Building, 121 Des Voeux Road, Central (Google Maps). Tel: 3708 8626
Nap Lounge (Wan Chai), Unit D, 9/F, Neich Tower, 128 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai (Google Maps). Tel: 3708 8627
Nap Lounge (TST), Unit 815, 8/F, Tower A, New Mandarin Plaza, 14 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui (Google Maps). Tel: 3708 8625