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High-tech hotels: Five hotels from across the world that lure you with fancy amenities

High-tech hotels: Five hotels from across the world that lure you with fancy amenities

By 18 hours ago

Technology lovers in dire need of a holiday are in luck when it comes to hotel choices. Thanks to the increasing demand of gadgets and all-things electronic in today's age, even the places you book for an overnight stay can come chock-full of fancy amenities.... >>

Hub by Premier Inn offers app control for your hotel room, opening 2014

Hub by Premier Inn offers app control for your hotel room, opening 2014

By 2 July 2013

Whitbread has launched a new concept in hotel rooms, known as Hub by Premier Inn. Although it's being termed a concept, Whitbread has committed to opening its first Hub by Premier Inn in London in summer 2014. The idea is to offer a compact hotel room... >>

LG bringing Smart TVs to UK hotels

LG bringing Smart TVs to UK hotels

By 15 October 2012

Hotel rooms throughout the world could soon be fitted with LG’s Pro:Centric Smart Hotel TVs, providing guests with access to apps, a customisable user interface and the ability to stream content from compatible devices.  The LG LT760H series, and later... >>

Samsung Galaxy S III Holiday Inn app offers remote hotel Olympic experience

Samsung Galaxy S III Holiday Inn app offers remote hotel Olympic experience

By 25 July 2012

Forty rooms at the Holiday Inn in Stratford, next to the London 2012 Olympic arena, have been made compatible with a new app available exclusively to Samsung Galaxy S III users. Once downloaded, the app will enable guests to control their room’s TV,... >>

Blink Booking mobile app delivers best possible deals on last-minute hotel bookings

Blink Booking mobile app delivers best possible deals on last-minute hotel bookings

By 18 July 2012

Need a room for the night but nothing booked? You want to download Blink Booking, an app that offers same-day hotel bookings from your mobile. The app can be downloaded to any iOS device or Android smartphone (an optimised Android tablet version is coming)... >>

Hotels.com App now available on Windows Phone 7

Hotels.com App now available on Windows Phone 7

By 4 April 2012

Attention all jetsetters, business people, philanderers and any other hotel frequenters. Hotels.com mobile app is now available on Windows Phone 7 devices. The app - which will you give you one night's free stay for every 10 nights you book through it... >>

APP OF THE DAY: Hotels.com HD review (iPad)

APP OF THE DAY: Hotels.com HD review (iPad)

By 24 February 2012

It's Friday. Wo-hoo! Maybe you've got a mental weekend lined-up with your buddies where you plan to intoxicate your body with a plethora of mind-bending chemicals (we mean more than two shandy halfs, of course). Or perhaps you're planning a quiet one,... >>

Waldorf Astoria, Shanghai: the ultimate gadget hotel

Waldorf Astoria, Shanghai: the ultimate gadget hotel

By 17 October 2011

It's not every day that you open the door to your toilet to watch it automatically opening its door for you, but then it's not every day you find yourself staying at the Waldorf Astoria in Shanghai. Being a journalist can be a pretty good gig from time... >>

Hotels to turn smartphones into room keys

Hotels to turn smartphones into room keys

By 26 May 2010

Global hotelier InterContinental is planning to trial a scheme at two of its Holiday Inn hotels, where guests can use a mobile phone app to unlock their rooms rather than using a key card. There will be a dedicated website where you'll have to register... >>

Sonic the Hedgehog rollercoaster to open at Alton Towers

Sonic the Hedgehog rollercoaster to open at Alton Towers

By 25 January 2010

Sonic the Hedgehog fans have a new destination to head to in the UK as Alton Towers has revealed it is to open a Sonic-themed rollercoaster and hotel room. A new 3-year partnership deal kicks off the first time a video game character has had a "Ride and... >>