Thursday, July 3, 2008

Paperless Hotel

Given that I work in the technology field I thought this article from a recent travle mole newsletter was very interesting...

Fontainebleau announces first (almost) paperless hotel

When it opens this fall, the famous Fontainebleau Resort’s $1 billion makeover will include what it is calling the first paperless hotel room -- with one exception.
With an Apple iFB system, guests at the famed Miami hotel that has deteriorated in recent years are given a personalized introduction screen with their names and the weather and other information. From there, they can access local information, dining and entertainment options, recreation and relaxation suggestions and, of course, the Internet.
This new in-room computer system allows for Fontainebleau to cut back on half a million newspapers every year, according to the company.
One paper product remains, however. That is what you usually find in the bathrooms.
The new technology will debut later this year at the grand re-opening of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach and in the forthcoming Fontainebleau Las Vegas, a $2.9 billion, 63-story destination resort and entertainment complex set for opening in 2009. Report by David Wilkening

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