Vancouver Hotel Goes High-Tech with iPhones in Every Room


We’ve all heard the idea of iPhones or iDevices eventually replacing the hotel key – and one hotel in Vancouver is way ahead of the curve. The Opus hotel is equipping all rooms with iPhones, replacing traditional phones. The hotel allows guests to not only make and receive local phone calls for free, but also allows them to experience the city with preloaded tourist-oriented apps and instant access to hotel resources. In addition to just iPhones, guests also have access to the iPad 2, being utilized as a Virtual Concierge. “Technology is a way of life today, not just a perk, and that holds true even while traveling,” Opus hotel General Manager Nicholas Gandossi said. Though the iPhone won’t open any “literal” doors at the Opus, it seem that many virtual doors will be more accessible thanks to the iDevice adoption.