The hotels offered advanced technology including tablet-controlled atmospheres, iMac access and state-of-the-art audiovisual systems. The survey, issued by laterooms.com, also showed that an ‘ample supply of sockets’ and free wi-fi was taken as a given.
The hotels listed were:
M by Montcalm Tech City, London
The M by Montcalm Tech City also offers tablet technology in its rooms, from which guests can create a bespoke environment by dimming lights, ordering room service and closing the curtains. Lighting and heating can also be controlled by touch screen.
Eccleston Square Hotel, London
Each bedroom in the Eccleston Square Hotel has a ‘smart glass' wall, which turns opaque at the touch of a button. It also features electronically controlled beds, iPads on request and hidden TVs in the bathroom mirrors.
Hotel La Tour, Birmingham
The Hotel La Tour has a media hub that connects to any device, meaning guests can recharge while remaining connected. It also offers check-in and check-out booths.
Citizen M, Glasgow
The Citizen M has MoodPads in the rooms, which allows guests to control elements in the room such as TV channels and coloured lighting. It also offers unlimited iMac access and a self check-in service on touchscreen terminals to avoid waiting at reception.
Blow Up Hall, Poznan
The Blow Up Hall gives guests iPhones as room keys and features a large digital art installation, which captures guests entering the hotel and projects the images around the lobby.
This DoubleTree by Hilton hotel has a multimedia theatre and its rooms offer iPod docking stations and 42" entertainment centres.
La Maison Champs Elysees, Paris
La Maison Champs Elysees hotel has an Apple MAC Mini and iPod station in every room, as well as free wi-fi.
The Mira, Hong Kong
Each of the 492 rooms in The Mira has it’s own PC, LCD and Bose sound system.
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