Arguably one of the fastest growing trends in the hotel industry to date, smart technology is slowly working it’s way into all of our travel experiences, with more and more hotels desperate to ‘keep up with the times’ and embracing it in their architecture and overall experience. Now, when we say smart tech, we’re not just talking fast and unlimited Wi-Fi, oh no no, we’re talking iPad concierges and smart bedrooms. So if you’re looking for a unique travel experience that you don’t have to travel to NASA for, booking yourself in a high-tech hotel is a pretty solid way to get one.
So, to help you plan your next trip, here are our top 5 high-tech hotels in London.
Eccleston Square Hotel
37 Eccleston Square, Pimlico, London, SW1V 1PB
This 5 star boutique hotel offers beautiful interior design and state-of-the-art facilities and is ideally located in central London, bordering Belgravia and Victoria. Almost everything is controlled by some sort of gadget or gizmo, from sensitive keypads controlling the music and lighting, to shower walls with an instant frosting option, cinema-sized TV screens and high-tech Hästens beds.
Of course, not forgetting the in room iPad that provides your concierge services and the free ‘handy’ Smartphone to use during your stay, offering free local and international calls, as well as unlimited data to allow you to roam around London. I think it’s safe to say that this hotel might be one of the most technologically advanced in the world.
Hub by Premier Inn Covent Garden
110 St Martin’s Ln, London WC2N 4BA
This flagship ‘Hub by Premier Inn’ leaves nothing to be undesired, this hotel is full to the brim with tech! Everything from changing the TV channel to adjusting the room temperature can be done through their app (it also gives guests a handy guide to the local area). You don’t even need to leave your bed to set the ‘do not disturb’ function and wake up alarm. Plus, why would you want to leave your bed, with access to movies, games, catch up TV and internet. Not forgetting the superfast Wi-Fi and more power points than you can shake a lightning cable at!
Citizen M London Bankside
20 Lavington St, London SE1 0NZ
If you’re a traveller who likes value-for-money hotels with a zestful design and sociable staff, you’ll love CitizenM London Bankside. The rooms are compact, but made for you in mind and have huge king-sized beds, in front of a floor-to-ceiling window. Your tablet ‘mood pad’ will control everything in your room; access social media to post that picture perfect window view with their superfast wifi, or control everything from the ambient lighting and temperature to the blinds and wake up alarms. Don’t forget to take advantage of the movies you can stream to your TV!
The Montcalm London Marble Arch
31 Great Cumberland Pl, Marylebone, London, W1H 7TA
This 5-star hotel has always been at the cutting edge of technology, especially when it helps staff engage better with its guests. This hotel is full of hotel-tech from superfast Wi-Fi, state-of-the-art docking stations, electronic ‘do not disturb’ functions to complimentary iPads and ‘handy’ Smartphone’s (free with local, international calls and unlimited data). Not forgetting the in-room aroma machines, making your room smell like lavender, fresh grass, the seaside or a romantic combination of rose and sandalwood.
South Place Hotel
3 South Pl, London, EC2M 2AF
This hotel puts you right in the heart of the city, just a minute from Liverpool Street station. Their rooms are decked out with the latest tech – from sophisticated lighting systems and electric blackout blinds to a Bang & Olufsen media centre (complete with a library full of free films on demand). What’s more is their ultra-modern bathrooms come complete with a TV and a speaker, perfect for those who like to sing in the shower, or need too cram in some much needed binge-watching! This beautiful hotel also offers a games room and rooftop restaurant – there’s nothing particularly high-tech about the latter, but it does boast a Michelin star.
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