The Mira Hong Kong has announced that all its rooms will be equipped with a Samsung Galaxy Note starting August 1. Guests are able to use the smartphone services – which include unlimited international and local calls, 3G data and wifi – free of charge.
Without having to enter any codes, customers can access the free hotel wifi, and can connect the device with unlimited mobile gadgets including laptops and tablets. The free 3G data, meanwhile, allows customers to access the internet when outside the hotel. Users can also make unlimited complimentary long distance calls to 25 countries including the US, China, UK, Australia, Singapore and Japan.
The phone comes pre-installed with apps for news, a currency converter, MTR map and a city guide map. Users can also search and download apps freely from the Google Play store.
Upon checkout, all browsing history, personal information and any additional applications will be completely wiped from the device, which is then reset back to the original factory settings to safeguard guest privacy.
“We are excited to offer guests the freedom to stay connected at all times, anywhere in Hong Kong, with the latest technologies,” said Gerhard Aicher, general manager of the hotel. “We are confident that this service alone, coupled with our award-winning facilities, will reshape the accommodation choices of business travelers, large corporate accounts, and tech-savvy tourists visiting the city.”
In case of customer loss or damage to the phone, a maximum charge of HK$4,000 (US$516) will be applied by the provider, Tink Labs.
Sister property Mira Moon Hong Kong, meanwhile, is scheduled to open mid-September (see here).