iPhones, tablets and laptops are top of the checklist when it comes to Britons’ packing essentials. In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised if the nation opted to recycle underwear to make space for all important gadgets.
These days, tech savvy guests expect more than just an ample supply of sockets in their hotel room, and free Wi-Fi is taken as a given.
For those in dire need of staying connected with the virtual world, check out these hotels, guaranteed to make your digi-dreams a reality. Oh, and don’t forget to ‘gram your room to show your appreciation – think of the filter potential!
Citizen M, Glasgow
The award winning Citizen M hotel, set in the middle of Glasgow, boasts incredible art deco design and luxury tech facilities including the innovative MoodPad which allows you to control the entire room – from TV channels to coloured lighting. With free movies and unlimited iMac access, Citizen M is every techie’s dream. It even offers a nifty self check-in service on touch screen terminals so no matter what time of the day (or night!) you arrive, you’ll have no frustrating issues at reception.
As the name suggests, M by Moncalm Tech City is as digital as it gets. This hotel spoils you with digital detail. Think mood-matched lighting, underfloor heating that you can control by touch screen, as well as a tablet in every room to allow you to create your own bespoke environment – from dimming the lights to ordering room service, closing the curtains and selecting from a choice of exotic room scents – with just the touch of a button.
Blow Up Hall, Poznan
You know you’re on to a winner when you are given an iPhone as a room key, and this is just thetip of a technological iceberg at this Polish hotel.
The rooms at Blow Up Hall in Poznan are all individually designed and kitted out with state of the art tech. What’s more, a massive digital art installation captures guests entering the hotel and projects the images around the lobby – surveillance
This DoubleTree by Hilton hotel is a destination in and of itself. When you’re not gazing out on the incredible Chicago skyline, you can pay a visit to the multimedia theatre or make the most of the iPod docking station and 42” entertainment centre.
Best of all, you can schedule wake-up calls from famous Chicagoans like Al Capone and Barack Obama. Let’s face it, who doesn’t want to be woken up by the @POTUS’ dulcet tones?
Eccleston Square Hotel, London
If you’re looking for a lavish London break full of luxury and first class quirks then this beautiful hotel tucked away in South West London is the perfect choice. As well as the adults only guest policy, this hotel boasts technology that definitely isn’t child’s play. Not for the bashful, each room boasts a mind blowing ‘smart glass’ wall which turns opaque at the touch of a button. From the electronically controlled beds to iPads on request, the massage showers and the hidden TV in the bathroom mirror, this hotel is a playground for grown up techies.
Hotel La Tour, Birmingham
For those that cannot bear to part with their beloved gadgets, you’re in safe hands with Hotel La Tour. The impressive media hub connects to any device from laptops to iPods meaning you can keep connected and recharge after a battery draining day of sightseeing and socialising in the city. If you prefer robots to personal service then you can opt to use the check in and out booths, meaning no human contact is necessary during your stay.
La Maison Champs Elysees, Paris
Across the seas, technology is streaming into first class hotels. This Parisian delight is just a few steps from the Champs Elysées and is the epitome of French chic design. But it’s not just the interior and location that’s first class, La Maison Champ Elysees has an Apple MAC Mini and iPod station in every room as well as that much sought after free WiFi so you can catch up on your social channels while chilling out in the hotel cigar bar.
The Mira, Hong Kong
Located in Hong Kong’s shopping and leisure district, Tsimshatsui, The Mira is host to a wealth of cutting-edge tech.
Each of the 492 rooms has it’s own PC, LCD and Bose sound system, and if you’re a fitness fanatic, the 24/7 gym will keep you more than occupied.