In-room iPads, digital check-ins and smart lighting are just some of the features in London’s most high-tech hotels.
Some cater to adults only, while others have carefully designed their rooms for ‘the business traveler’, offering laptop rentals and secretarial support on request.
While all these hotels are quite different on the inside, they all have one thing in common; their hi-tech facilities will excite even the biggest technology geeks!
Here, venue booking portal MeetingsBooker.com looks at 5 London hotels which go above and beyond to meet modern consumers’ technology needs.
These incredible hotels would be the perfect venues for hosting technology-related events or conferences, or the perfect base for tech-savvy travelers.
5. Eccleston Square Hotel
Penned as London’s most ‘high-tech’ hotel, this is also an adults-only establishment and thus does not accept guests under the age of 13.
Historical on the outside yet timeless on the inside, the Eccleston Square Hotel is an elegant fusion of old meets new.
Behind its doors lies an ultra-modern hideaway with cutting-edge technology in every room.
Some of the tech on offer includes easy-to-use touch sensitive keypads which control everything from the music to the lighting, personal in-room iPad which acts as a digital concierge, smart glass shower walls that turn from clear to frosted at the touch of a button, flat screen TVs concealed in the bathroom mirror and a smart phone docking station.
4. CitizenM Hotel, Bankside
Located in Tech City, originally dubbed Silicon Roundabout, in East London, this hotel is a tech lover’s dream.
The hotel has no concierge and few employees. Instead, guests can check themselves in and out on touch screens in the hotel lobby. In each room, a personalized Samsung Galaxy tablet greets guests and lets them control everything from the blinds to the lighting.
Internet access is free and there’s no password and Netflix movies can be watched from the in-room tablet for no extra charge.
3. ME London
The ME London hotel, is a 5 star hotel located in The Strand – the artistic and cultural heart of London city just a short distance from Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square. It’s the fifth hotel to be built by luxury Spanish hotel group Meliá.
All rooms provide integrated European and American adapters, an integrated digital media hub, answering machine via the TV, cordless telephone with hands-free function, and to control the lighting and temperature throughout the room, you can do it from the touch of a button on one of the electronic panels.
2. Marriott London Kensington
Over the last 2 years, Marriott hotels worldwide have become renowned for their forward thinking and high technology facilities. Their Mobile App was launched last year and allows for mobile check-in in 19 countries around the world.
The Marriott London Hotel in Kensington has just undergone a £1.3m renovation in order to install new, high-tech meetings and event spaces.
These new meeting spaces come with a stylish design, natural light, flexible seating and wireless or web enabled technology enable planners and attendees to focus on the meeting objectives.
Their Red Coat Direct app enables meeting organizers to adjust and edit their meeting requests and preferences with a touch of a button and without ever leaving the hotel meeting room.
1. The Milestone Hotel
The Milestone is a 5-star hotel located in London’s Kensington district. This luxurious boutique hotel, which comes with a 24-hour butler service, was voted the best hotel in London by TripAdvisor earlier this year.
The hotel provides business ready rooms that aim to make your working hours more productive.
These specially designed rooms have features that this hotel group deem vitally important for business travelers such as: additional desk lighting, fast internet access, laptop rentals, mobile phone hire and secretarial support on request.
This amazing hotel will even print you a business card with your name and the hotel’s address on, just in case you plan some important business meetings while in town.