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Japanese hotel opens a room with flight simulator for aviation geeks | The independent

A hotel in Japan opens a room with a flight simulator to appeal to aviation enthusiasts.

The Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu, inspired by its location near Tokyo Haneda Airport Terminal 2, is launching the Superior Cockpit Room from July 18.

However, #avgeeks must book the experience separately as it is not included in the room rate.

The simulator experience, which must be completed with an instructor, lasts 90 minutes and costs 30,000 yen (£ 221).

Meanwhile, if guests book the Superior Cockpit Room – 25,300 (£ 186) per night for the twin room – they are not allowed to “sit in the pilot’s seat in the simulator or touch the instruments “, according to the hotel’s website.

The experience must be done with an instructor

(Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyo)

Those who book a flight will be able to simulate the experience of maneuvering a Boeing 737-800 and “flying” from Haneda to Itami Airport in Osaka.

The refurbishment of the room cost around 10 million yen (£ 75,000), a spokesperson for the hotel told CNN.

This is not the first time that brands have used flight simulation as a USP.

The First Airlines restaurant opened in Tokyo last year, offering customers a unique virtual reality (VR) dining experience, with virtual tours of cities like Hawaii, Rome, Paris and New York.

Diners “check in” on the flight, sit in a comfortable, first-class seat and witness a realistic pre-flight safety demonstration, before enjoying a range of dishes similar to those served on flights.

After ‘take off’, guests are treated to a four-course cooking-themed meal at their RV destination. The New York experience, for example, includes a chopped salad, Manhattan clam chowder, Angus beef steak with bacon and truffle balsamic sauce and cheesecake, while those who “travel” in. Italy can taste dishes such as salmon carpaccio and tiramisu.

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