"Sleeping cabins", which offer beds, showers and rest opportunities to those traveling via Sabiha Gökçen Airport, were chosen as the European regional winner in the "Best Hospitality Initiative" category at the FAB Awards Airport Food & Beverage-Accommodation Conference and Awards 2023 held in Bangkok. CEO Ömer Alaettinoğlu said, “We want to show Turkish hospitality to the whole world at our airports.”
The "sleeping cabins" service implemented at the Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen (İSG) Airport international terminal received one of the most important awards in the aviation industry. The new concept, which offers passengers the opportunity to sleep, rest and work before traveling without leaving the terminal and being disturbed, was awarded the "Best Hospitality Initiative" at the FAB Awards Airport Food & Beverage + Accommodation Conference and Awards 13 event, which took place in Bangkok on September 2023 this year. It was chosen as the European regional winner in its category.
It turns travel fatigue into an enjoyable break
Serving passengers in the mezzanine area after the passport control point of Sabiha Gökçen Airport, Kepler Sleeping Cabins turn travel fatigue into an enjoyable break.
Sleeping cabins offer facilities such as sleeping units where passengers can rest comfortably, showers, smart toilets, lockers where they can safely store their luggage, and a terrace area. Each sleeping unit includes a TV screen that allows you to watch various digital platforms and cable television channels, ergonomic beds, a desk, charging units compatible with socket types around the world, a speaker that emits sea wave sound and adjustable volume for your relaxation, and a tablet computer.
CEO Alattinoğlu: We will open up to the world
Evaluating the first place in Bangkok, Kepler Club Founder and CEO Ömer Alaettinoğlu stated that they are working to be the first brand that comes to mind when it comes to short-term accommodation at airports and said, "As a Turkish company, we have introduced a different and innovative concept that combines technology and accommodation experience for the first time in our country." We implemented it and brought one of the most prestigious awards of civil aviation to Turkey and Sabiha Gökçen Airport by being selected as the 1st in Europe. We want to open up to the world in the coming years and introduce Turkish hospitality to the whole world at airports that are strategic points for each country. "In this regard, we are happy that the efforts of the entire Kepler team have been recognized with this award and appreciated abroad," he said.
Explaining why they named their initiative "Kepler", CEO Alaettinoğlu said, "We named our company Kepler to honor its curious and scientific approach to understanding the universe."
Regarding future plans, Alaettinoğlu announced that "by the end of this year, a total of four overseas locations will be operational, two in Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia and two in Riga International Airport in Latvia."