A new survey by hotel solutions provider HRS suggests that 42 per cent of UK hotel guests would rather operate their hotel room’s lighting, air conditioning and television via a mobile device instead of using a separate remote control or switch.
HRS cites the example of one London boutique hotel where guests receive a personal iPad as a “digital concierge” and can navigate almost everything in their room via a touchpad. Amongst other innovations, the see-through bathroom wall can be turned into frosted glass.
At Simon Scarborough Associates, we’re somewhat bemused. Why build bathrooms with see-through walls in the first place? And what kind of guest would rather use an iPad than a light-switch?