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Five Smart Hotels that Take Tech to the Next Level

Some major hoteliers are harnessing technology to cater to their guests without having to hire extra staff, and along the way, they can save room, time, and energy. If you’re used to doing everything with your phone, you’ll want to visit these someday.

Developed by Caesars Entertainment, the LINQ offers hotel rooms control entirely by the WeChat app. This includes adjusting the lighting, opening and closing the curtains and changing the temperature on the thermostat without getting up from the bed. These smart hotel rooms are catering to the overseas Chinese guests. When you first arrive in the hotel room, you simply scan a QR code to instantly download the app which operates under a WeChat official account.

This collaboration between Caesars and WeChat is one of many in operation that is being used to study foreign markets for additional opportunities. Caesars is planning to construct and ecosystem that leverages WeChat in future hotel rooms to provide the ultimate hotel experience.

These hotels are obviously not for everyone. I find the idea of a hotel chain knowing that much about me to be a bit creepy. Besides, I don’t have a smartphone. There is a hotel on the list that provides iPads in each room for those who don’t have a smartphone. Still, that doesn’t make anything easier for older people who are not quite computer literate. But for globetrotting technophiles, these inns are the wave of the future. See all five hotels at Money Inc.

I've heard a few stories of security issues some of the hotels using smartphones or tablets to control everything. Either through cost savings or ignorance, the hotel network can allow anyone in one room to control or monitor any network controlled devices in other rooms.
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