NH Hotel Group has unveiled what it says is its “room of the future”, allowing guests to customise lighting, music, curtains and temperature.
The Mood Room was first trialled at the NH Collection Madrid Eurobuilding, and has now been installed in four rooms at the NH Collection Berlin Mitte.
Guests can use a tablet to choose from six preset modes and a total of 19 “moods”, which the group says will “help them sleep, work and relax better, and enjoy a unique technological experience”.
The moods offer different lighting, music, curtain and temperature settings depending on the guest’s needs, and includes a sport and exercise option, with a choice of four accompanying fitness videos – Yoga Power, Six Pack Attack, Quick Fit or Just Relax.
Commenting on the news Maarten Markus, Managing Director Northern Europe NH Hotel Group, said:
“Digitalisation is already an intrinsic part of everyday life in many areas. Hotels must not be left behind; we need to be even more determined to open the way to change, testing out new services and solutions and offering them to our customers.
“With the introduction of Mood Room in our offering, our Northern Europe business unit now has a magnificent new easy-to-operate product, making a hotel stay an even more pleasant experience.”
Hotels are increasingly embracing technology to allow guests to customize their rooms.
Hilton is gradually rolling out its Connected Room technology across the US, enabling guests to control in-room services via the Hilton Honors app on their mobile devices, while Marriott is also developing smart rooms and even a shower door which allows guests to record thoughts and ideas while taking a shower.
Accor is also experimenting with its #360ROOM initiative which allows guests to “…choose the arrangement of the walls, move the bed to face the window or away from the sun, and even have your own clean, dry and pressed clothes in the wardrobe”.