Vancouver hotel replacing guest phones with iPhones
Hotels offer a wide range of amenities for guests on-the-go. This includes on-site pools, Wi-Fi, bars, and workout rooms. But for one Canadian hotel, this also includes complimentary iPhones.
The Opus hotel in Vancouver has started replacing the landline telephones in each of its rooms, with iPhones. Even better, guests can carry the handsets throughout their entire stay.
“The Opus hotel in Vancouver’s trendy Yaletown neighborhood is in the process of making the switch to iPhones, figuring that guests — especially those from the USA — will know how to use them and appreciate having a Canadian phone to eliminate international roaming fees on their personal phones.”
It’s common for U.S. wireless customers to have to change their plans completely when visiting Canada to accommodate international voice and data. Sometimes they even have to buy new handsets. So this aspect is definitely appealing for such travelers.
These iPhones do more than just make phone calls. Each device comes preloaded with the hotel’s contact numbers, and a virtual concierge to help locate nearby restaurants and activities. And of course, every handset is wiped clean after each guest checks out.
It’ll be interesting to see if other hotels follow through with this as it actually seems like a pretty smart idea.
Would you enjoy to stay at a hotel and knowing you can use an iPhone that is covered by the hotel? Pretty cool, eh? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!