What types of in-room technology are there at The Peninsula Hong Kong?

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Larry Olmsted

Newly renovated with up-to-the-minute in-room technology, The Peninsula Hong Kong is a clear benefactor of the hotel group’s technology research and development lab, which builds its own phones, remotes and wall switches. In fact, the lab is located in Hong Kong, where this hotel serves as the flagship for the latest and greatest. The touch-screen tablets control climate, window treatments, lighting and much more. The international device chargers make adaptors obsolete, the international VoIP calls are free and the 3D home theater has surround sound. But there are many more subtle attributes of the in-room technology at this Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel, too. To wit, every room has individual fiber optic cable running to its router for complimentary, ultra high-speed wireless suitable for video downloads. Each device has been customized for guest convenience. For instance, the remote control for the Samsung TVs are designed to automatically mute sound when the phone rings. A combination fax machine/copier/printer/scanner connects via USB, memory card or wireless, and there is an input panel for turning the TV into a slideshow, photo viewer or presentation monitor. All the room controls and extensive in-room tourist information displayed on the tablets can be switched to one of five languages.

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