The Manual published an article titled ‘On the bleeding edge: The 4 most high-tech hotels in Asia’ written by Mike Richard that we thought would be good to share with you.
In today’s world, hotel guests demand a lot more high-tech facilities and features than about 20 years ago. The Manual features four of their favourite high-tech savvy hotels in Asia that meet the demand.
The Peninsula Tokyo - (Tokyo, Japan)
Among Tokyo’s flagship hotels is The Peninsula Tokyo - an ultra-luxurious property minutes away from Tsukiji fish market located in the high-end Marunouchi business district. The hotel boasts 314 guest rooms that ‘are outfitted with more than 3,000 Internet radio stations, large flat-screen TVs, customizable mood lighting, and Skype-capable wireless phones,’ writes Richard. To top it, guests also have exclusive access to a range of luxury cars that include BMW 750s, a Tesla Model S, and two Rolls-Royce Phantoms.
W Singapore at Sentosa Cove (Sentosa Island, Singapore)
W Singapore at Sentosa Cove is one of the most modern hotels in the world, offering ultra-high tech luxury facilities. Beautified with sleek LED lighting that pulses throughout the hotel, it features underwater speakers playing electronic music, and iPad availability at the poolside cabanas. This hotel offers its guests with an awesome experience. Rooms also feature 40-inch flat-screen TVs, Bose speakers and iPod docks, while the Extreme WOW Suite offers a private DJ booth and is available for $9,000-per-night.
Pengheng Space Capsules Hotel (Shenzhen, China)
One of the most high-tech hotels in Shenzhen is the Pengheng Space Capsules Hotel. ‘The staff consists entirely of robots, from the reception desk to the waitstaff to the doorman,’ writes Richard. Lit liberally with neon lighting, possessing multiple computer banks, and offering 17 capsule beds (not full rooms), all of this resemble hyperbaric sleep chambers a la Alien. The outcome is a ‘distinct, futuristic, spaceship-inspired look and feel.’ Amenities are on the lower side, but this translates to more of an affordable pricing in a city that can be expensive for travellers.
The Henn na (Sasebo, Japan)
Hen na or “Weird Hotel” in Japan relies on robotics for efficiency, but blends in the use of ‘human workers to optimise the visitor experience. The reception is capable of checking guests in for the night and engaging in basic conversation in English or Japanese,’ writes Richard. The guest rooms are designed with Japanese-inspired aesthetics and provides tech amenities like free Wi-FI and touchscreen HVAC control panels. However, all rooms feature a doll-sized robotic personal assistant that can recommend guests about local dining and entertainment.
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