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.
About the author: Marc Aflalo
After more than a decade of working with such media giants as CHUM Limited, Standard Broadcasting and Corus Entertainment, Marc Aflalo decided to combine his diverse expertise and form his own, now highly regarded corporation, Aflalo Communications Inc. His intersecting skill-sets in broadcast engineering, radio programming, audio/video production, streaming and internet marketing have resulted in an elite client base that includes such multi-million-dollar companies as Pivotal Payments, GotVMail Communications, Credico Marketing, XM Satellite Radio, Media-Alive, the IndyCar Series, and other businesses developing operational strategies to both grow and form a stable infrastructure. Aflalo was part of the pioneering team who launched XM Satellite Radio Canada in 2005, and oversaw the development and creation of infrastructure and programming. Day to day he manages French operations, Condition of License, Production as well as some of the internal web properties for XM. He oversaw the creation of state-of-the-art broadcast facilities in Montreal (Qc), Quebec (Qc) and Newmarket Ontario for the launch of ATN Asian Radio on XM.
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