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.
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.
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.
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.
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!