As resorts try to provide visitors technological innovation they'll be able to both understand and use, one high-tech store resort in Calgary has come up with a novel strategy -- changing the probably outdated wifi resort mobile cellphone with an iPhone.
The Opus resort in Vancouver's stylish Yaletown community is in the process of switching to iPhones, determining that visitors -- especially those from the USA -- will know how to use them and appreciate having a Canada mobile cellphone to remove worldwide wandering charges on their personal mobile phones.
I've not observed of another resort taking the same strategy. And even though this is just one resort, I believe it gives us an fascinating upgrade to our Aug 2010 discussion on Hotel Check-In when we disputed the revealing question, "Is the hotel-room phone obsolete?" (That publish encouraged more than 70 audience comments!)
So, at the Opus Calgary, visitors have the independence to take their room's iPhone with them as they project into the town for events, evening meal, shopping or touring.
The mobile phones can help them keep in touch to the Internet and both make calling.
The mobile cellphone will also keep them linked with the place, since each iPhone is designed with one-touch connections for each of the resort's divisions, whether the assistant, house cleaning or area service. Local calling are free of charge.
Once a visitor assessments out, the iPhone's instantly cleaned by an program to make sure security and comfort.
"Technology is a way of life these days, not just a advantage, and that very well even while visiting," says Nicholas Gandossi, Opus Vancouver's gm.
In April, the place became the first resort in North america to provide an iPad 2 in every area. It comes outfitted with an iPad Exclusive Staff.
The resort is situated in Yaletown, Vancouver's transformed factory region that's home to elegant stores, dining places, art exhibits, schools and other social encounters. TripAdvisor associates have identified it as as the coolest resort in North america, and it's one of Condé Nast Travelerʼs Best Accommodations in the World and Best in Business Travel.