The staff in the hotel’s club Wyld wear uniforms that pulse in time to the music
Gadget addicts rejoice! We’ve found the perfect places to recharge your devices…
The One With Motion Sensors
The Upper House, Hong Kong
No surprise that the sleek Upper House should be a fan of technology. Within your streamlined suite you will find a host of gadgets such as the iPod touch that acts as your hotel directory, a TV concealed behind a mirror, and a motion sensor in your room that helps save electricity and the planet, and makes sure that housekeeping don’t interrupt you during Game of Thrones.
The One With The DJ Booth
W Hotel, London
Now with a room called the Extreme Wow Suite you know that you’re going to be impressed. This homage to fashion, art and music features a revolving Chesterfield sofa, a flat screen TV (natch) and a DJ station. The staff in the hotel’s chic club Wyld wear uniforms that pulse in time to the music and if you don’t have a party outfit, you can scroll through an iPad and pick a designer number from the W Insider’s curated wardrobe.
The One With The Tech Department
Peninsula Hotel Shanghai
The Peninsula Hotel group has launched its own tech department to create the world’s most customised rooms. And guests of the Peninsula Shanghai are one of the first to reap the benefits. Not only do they receive a complimentary VOIP phone to use in the BMW airport transfer, but on arrival at the hotel they are given another tablet that acts as a multilingual butler for their stay. A sleek wall panel also helps you control everything from your nail dryer to your espresso machine. Even the crew of the Starship Enterprise would be impressed.
The One With The Innovation Hub
Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, Virginia
Tech geeks should book into the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. Guests at this hotel will have the chance to trial its latest concepts in the meeting and guestrooms and they’ll also get to meet Connie – the robot concierge named after the hotel’s founder Conrad Hilton. They launched Connie with the help of IBM, but they are working with 30 other tech partners to create the world’s most futuristic hotel. The tech is constantly changing, but expect to be chauffeured in an electric car, skip the lines and check-in with a digital key on your phone, and be wowed by the digital art in your room and lobby. And if you want a digital detox they’ve thought of that too – you can use the noise cancellation system that covers your whole room.