4 APRIL 2016
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London’s Eccleston Square Hotel, which bills itself as ‘Europe’s most technologically advanced boutique property’, has introduced free smartphones for guests to use during their stays, and free international and national mobile calls as well.
The Coris Hotel, Hong Kong, has introduced a similar system and we will be reporting on it soon.
The initiative sees the Belgravia hotel, set in a row of converted 19th-century townhouses less than a mile from Buckingham Palace, presenting guests with phones and including free calls, including to the US and Europe.
Guests can navigate their way with free access to maps and browse as they wander, and call friends or business associates in the US, France, Italy, Spain, Germany and the UK without worrying about cost or availability of data.
Hotel owner Olivia Byrne said: “With unlimited local and international calls, unlimited mobile internet, indispensable city guides and exclusive discounts and offers, Eccleston Square Hotel is keeping guests connected inside and outside of the rooms, and anywhere in the city.”
Other high-tech facilities at the property, a member of the Design Hotels group, include 46in HD 3D TVs, touch-sensitive keypads to control in-room comforts from music to lighting and personal iPad 2 tablets.
There are also shower walls that turn from transparent to frosted and vice versa, and flat-screen TVs hidden in the bathroom mirrors. www.ecclestonsquarehotel.com
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