Accor goes for Apple-based digital solution for guests

Sofitel So Bangkok will be Asia’s first hotel with such a “digital solution”

Sofitel So Bangkok, which is scheduled to open by early 2012, will be Asia’s first hotel to offer a complete Apple-based digital solution for guests, according to Accor. All of the hotel’s 238 rooms will contain an Apple Mac mini-computer with high-definition 40” LCD TV, wireless keyboard, trackpad and free high-speed Internet access. Guests staying in the suites will also have complimentary use of an Apple iPad.
Each Mac will function as a multimedia centre, giving guests access to digital TV and radio channels, movies and a music library, a DVD and CD player and the ability to play each personal iPod, iPhone and iPad. For work purposes, the computer enables guests to load files via USB port, work on them and save them to a memory-stick safe. Every time it’s shut down the software will clean away new information. A webcam screening of the Bangkok skyline will also be available – if it can’t all be seen from the rooms.
[photo courtesy Accor]

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