Intercontinental Shenzhen in partnership with Shenzhen Telecom and Huawei is set to open the world’s first 5G smart hotel. This project aims to highlight the digital transformation of the hotel industry in addition to offering an innovative luxury experience.

Shenzhen Telecom is deploying Huawei’s 5G network equipment in the InterContinental Shenzhen, allowing to experience 5G hotel applications through 5G smartphones and customer-premises equipment (CPE) terminals, including 5G welcome robots, 5G cloud computing terminals, 5G cloud games and 5G cloud virtual reality (VR) rowing machines, thereby catering to the needs of business and leisure travellers.

Guests in the Presidential suite can enjoy cloud VR rowing machines, cloud games and 4K movies through the 5G service.

Peter Zhou, Chief Marketing Officer of Huawei Wireless Solution, said, “5G is here – from the 4K ultra high-definition live broadcast of CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala early this year to today’s 5G entertainment and business transformation of the InterContinental Shenzhen’s presidential suites, 5G technology has penetrated into different industries. In this cooperation, together with Shenzhen Telecom, we provided a 5G Digital Indoor System and a 5G Cloud X application that adapts to the hotel scenario.

“It is a demonstration of both parties’ leadership in the end-to-end commercial application of 5G equipment. Huawei will continue to invest in 5G technology, be transparent and open, and create a trusted 5G ICT infrastructure to build 5G smart hotels with Shenzhen Telecom and InterContinental Shenzhen. We sincerely invite industry partners to join the 5G production circle and develop a prosperous 5G ecosystem together.”

Aneri Shroff