Hotel calls time on keycards

23 Mar 2009 by Mark Caswell

Polish “electronic art hotel” Blow Up Hall opens this month, and offers guests a unique way of opening their room door – by iPhone.

The futuristic hotel in Poznan, Poland, has no numbers on its doors, so guests are given an iPhone to point down the hallway, with a small screen lighting up outside the correct bedroom door.

Other features of the 22-room hotel include an interactive display in the foyer that fragments surveillance camera footage into 2,400 images. Guests’ iPhones are also pre-loaded with details on the hotel’s facilities, and can be used to call staff from outside the hotel if assistance is needed in transfers, restaurant reservations, etc.

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Report by Mark Caswell

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