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Five hotels in Hong Kong that offer smartphones

26 Nov 2014 by Clement Huang

HYATT REGENCY TSIM SHA TSUI

SERVICE AVAILABILE IN All 381 rooms

PHONE MODEL Alcatel Idol X

SERVICE BENEFITS Free local calls and international calls to the US, UK, Australia, Singapore and China. The phone will also provide unlimited 3G mobile internet access throughout the city without charge.

PENALTY FOR LOSS HK$2,000 (US$258)

THE ‘IT’ FACTOR The phone is equipped with a key that enables guests to erase all of the data they have downloaded to protect their privacy.

hongkong.tsimshatsui.hyatt.com

 

THE MIRA HONG KONG

SERVICE AVAILABILE IN All 492 rooms

PHONE MODEL Samsung Galaxy Note

SERVICE BENEFITS The free 3G data 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.

PENALTY FOR LOSS HK$4,000 (US$516)

THE ‘IT’ FACTOR The phone comes pre-installed with apps for news, a currency converter, MTR map and a city guide map ensuring that you’re up-to-date with the latest happenings and never lost.

themirahotel.com

 

HOTEL ICON

SERVICE AVAILABILE IN All 262 rooms

PHONE MODEL Alcatel Idol X

SERVICE BENEFITS Along with unlimited local and international phone calls to 25 countries, the phone also offers unlimited 3G Internet connectivity that can be used for wifi tethering to other mobile devices such as laptops and tablets.

PENALTY FOR LOSS HK$3,000 (US$386)

THE ‘IT’ FACTOR Given that some phone companies offer wifi tethering as a paid add-on service, the fact that users are able to share their connectivity with as many mobile devices as they like is very attractive.

hotel-icon.com

 

OVOLO SOUTHSIDE

SERVICE AVAILABILE IN All 162 rooms

PHONE MODEL User’s own mobile device

SERVICE BENEFITS While the hotel does not offer guests a smartphone, it does provide them with a citywide wifi hotspot service, with access to over 11,000 HKBN hotspots across Hong Kong. After checking in, guests will be provided with a code which can inputted into their smartphones to gain access to the service.

PENALTY FOR LOSS Not applicable

THE ‘IT’ FACTOR We love that the hotspot service extends to remote areas in Hong Kong such as Sai Kung, Tai Wo and Yuen Long.

ovolohotels.com

 

LANGHAM PLACE MONGKOK

SERVICE AVAILABILE IN 72 rooms

PHONE MODEL iPhone 4

SERVICE BENEFITS Guests staying at the Essential Place Plus room category (72 rooms located on floors 30 to 33) will have free use of the phone during their stay. The smartphone comes with a Hong Kong SIM card for free city-wide calling, as well as maps, a city guide, translator and 24-hour access to the hotel’s concierge team.

THE ‘IT’ FACTOR We all know what comes with an iPhone – access to 1.3 million apps on the app store, the largest offered by any mobile platform!

hongkong.langhamplacehotels.com

 

Clement Huang

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