Polarity Technologies Ltd learned from Booking.com that 40% of global travellers worry about not being able to connect to Wi-Fi when travelling.
Below are 8 High-Tech hotels that cater to the contemporary Tech-Savvy traveller and offer so much more than just fast Wi-Fi.
Upon arrival, travellers are greeted by self-check-in computers and each room is equipped with MoonPad, a tablet that allows guests to control the blinds, adjust the climate control and the (coloured) lighting and set a mood-enhanced wake-up call.
With the Virgin Hotels mobile app named Lucy, you can ask for anything without having to talk to anyone. With the app you can check-in and out, customize your mini-bar, adjust the temperature of your room and eMeet and chat with other hotel guests.
Digital art installations monitor guests entering the hotel and projects the image back in a series of surveillance shots. Your room key is an iPhone 5 that will navigate you to the correct room by means of IT recognition technology and will also serve as a way to communicate with hotel staff during your stay.
The hotel offers high-tech amenities like underwater speakers in the pool and, in case you fancy a party, the WOW Suite comes with its own private DJ booth. You can unlock your room with your smartphone or Apple Watch and guests can enjoy the complimentary use of a smartphone with unlimited Wi-Fi and local calls.
In The Peninsula Hotel all guest rooms have unlimited internet radio with more than 3,000 stations, large flat-screen TVs, customizable mood lighting and a nail polish dryer
At Hotel 1000, guests won’t be disturbed by housekeeping as every room is equipped with heat-detecting sensors that alert staff if / when a room is occupied. Guests can also choose you’re their room temperature, artwork and music all using smart technology.
Almost everything in the rooms is controlled by sensitive keypads, from the music and lighting to the shower walls that turn from transparent to frosted with the touch of a button.
It offers ultramodern guest rooms with an iMac computer with an Airplay function, free movies on demand, a photo booth and of course, complementary Wi-Fi access.
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