For some, the most important thing about a hotel is that the bed is warm and comfy and there’s no noisy neighbours to keep you awake all night. A decent breakfast helps too. But with so many affordable hotels around the world, and sites such as Trip Advisor delving into every nook and cranny, hotels are increasingly going the extra mile to make sure that we enjoy our stay. This often involves cutting edge technology.
The Weinmeister, Berlin
If you stay here you must make sure that you take a visit to the rooftop spa that offers relaxing treatments for you to enjoy while overlooking the city. This hotel receives its tech credentials by equipping each room with an iMac and giving guests the option of hiring an iPad for the duration of their stay.
Blow Up Hall 5050, Poland
Located in the city of Poznan, recently famous for hosting a number of Euro 2012 football matches, the Blow Up Hall 5050 is at the very edge of technological hotels with iPhones that work as room keys, iPod docking stations in each room and an interactive iPhone feature that helps you find your room.
Mama Shelter, Paris
Another hotel with rooms stuffed with technology, the Mama Shelter also gives their guests complimentary iMacs in the bedroom that lets them watch TV, listen to music, surf the web or choose from a selection of free movies on demand. The rooms even have microwave ovens. Outside of your room, there is a large events room with pool tables, flat screen TVs and a Bose sound system.
This hotel really caters for the gamer inside all of us with a guest-only media lounge where you can rock out to Guitar Hero or take part in a Wii competition. As you would expect, the rooms come lavishly equipped with high-end TVs similar to the Philips Hotel TV.
Eccleston Square Hotel, London
With the Olympics over, it’s now safe to visit London once again and you could do much, much worse than stay at this super hi-tech hotel. Each room has an iPad 2 for guests to play with and book spa treatments, the bedrooms have 3D TVs and fingertip controls for everything from the curtains to an electronic wake up. With a TV in the bathroom mirror and interactive walls, you’ll feel as though you are in a technological dream.
About The Author: This post was written by Tushar Thakur.