Sofitel is claiming that its new Bangkok property, which is scheduled to open in early 2012, will be Asia’s first hotel to offer a fully connected lifestyle.
In collaboration with software solutions provider DirectStreams, Sofitel So Bangkok has stated it aims to provide a completely integrated connectivity that is custom-designed for a hotel environment to meet guests’ lifestyle expectations in the digital age.
All of the hotel’s 238 rooms will be technologically equipped with an Apple Mac mini computer, together with high-definition 40” LCD TV, wireless keyboard, trackpad, free high-speed Internet access, and a full range of Office software. In addition, guests staying in the hotel’s suites will also have the complimentary use of an Apple iPad.
Each Mac mini will function as a multimedia centre, giving guests access to digital TV and radio channels, movies and music library, DVD and CD player, as well as the ability to play each personal iPod, iPhone, and iPad.
Outside of the guest room, management said the property will offer a range of multimedia applications in public areas, business centre, meeting rooms, and ballroom via 11 LCD digital signage.
“Today, the personal computer is integral to an evolving lifestyle, the digital lifestyle, and people are coming to expect that what is central to their lives at home and in the office should also be available when they travel. This is what we are providing, meeting needs in a way that guests are now coming to expect,” said Sofitel So Bangkok general manager Gilles Cretallaz.