Hong Kong Hotel Goes All IP And Wireless

Here at the Communicasia show, we’ve learned of The Langham Place Hotel in Hong Kong’s $US4.4M all-IP system upgrade which lets guests and staff access all voice and data services throughout the hotel using IP-based equipment. Guests rooms are equipped with a mobile IP phone which provides voice, but also data services, news, weather, hotel services, and even Internet radio. Thanks to the hotel’s ubiquitous premise WiFi network, the phone can be used equally well in the Gym, lobby, or restaurant, or even poolside. Of course, the WiFi network can also be used by guests that bring their own WiFi equipment, and by hotel staff to manage operations. The hotel management says they are trying to offer guests “a higher degree of convenience and speed” than they have in their own offices. Techdirt is in love: If San Francisco ever legalizes marriages between weblogs and hotels, we would propose a union with this hotel.

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