Perfect Hotel For Techies: Here Are 5 Of The Most High-Tech Hotels Around The World
Each a piece of tech heaven.
These high-tech hotels blur the lines between reality and sci-fi with cutting-edge technologies that will blow your mind. Check out our top five.
Found at the heart of Cupertino, California and nestled in the midst of the headquarters of major tech companies such as Apple Inc., Aloft is an absolute treat for tech junkies. Aside from a sleek Apple TV inside every guest room, this high-tech hotel also boasts Botlr, Aloft's 24-hour service robotic butler that you can call in from your smartphone.
Embodying the sci-fi fantasy, CityHub gives the hostel concept a futuristic makeover. It has 50 pods that all come with reliable Wi-Fi connection and an audio streaming system. Through its own mobile app, CityHub connects guests with CityHosts (local tour guides), and even cooler, allows them to change the pod's mood lighting.
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The Henn na, Japan
Equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, Henn na Hotel is the world's first hotel staffed by robots. The exciting space-age experience starts as soon as a guest checks in as he or she will be greeted by one of the hotel's multilingual robots. Its cloakroom features a robotic arm that will tow luggage for storage and porter robots to take them to guests' rooms.
What's even more impressive is that guests no longer need to worry about losing their key cards. Instead, they just have to register in the hotel's own facial recognition system.
Located inside the Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Sasebo, Nagasaki, the robot-run hotel first opened its doors in 2015. In an article by the Guardian, owner Hideo Sawada said that he wants to make Henn na Hotel "the most efficient hotel in the world" by reducing manpower and having 90 percent of staff be robotic.
Yotel, New York
Located a couple of blocks from the iconic Times Square in New York, Yotel is cut above the rest of the swanky hotels in the Big Apple. A haven for the certified jet-setter, Yotel hotel rooms and cabins are inspired by luxury aircraft design, which features motorized beds that can be folded to instantly provide more floor space. Yotel also has its own hotelier robot dubbed YOBOT, which takes care of storing guests' luggage.
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W Hotel Singapore, Singapore
Located in Sentosa Island, this luxury resort takes the typical hotel pool experience to a whole new level. Having the largest resort outdoor pool area in all of the Lion City, W Hotel Singapore wows with its underwater speaker sytem that "emanates a surreal series of sonic waves" as you take a plunge.
Other advanced features include hassle-free app SPG keyless, LED HDTVs, and a Bose Surround Sound System with iPod docking station.