Novotel Partners Microsoft In a Room of The Future

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Novotel Partners Microsoft

22 November 2011, Paris – Novotel partners Microsoft to redefine the use of space and adding cutting edge technologies and amenities in line with its new strategic objective to become the global benchmark in hotels and revolutionize the customer experience. Introducing Room 3120, which is open to the public on November 14, 2011 at the Novotel Vaugirard Montparnasse. Reservations will be taken for a period of three months. It can accommodate up to four guests comprising two adults and two children under 16, the room will be offered at e199 a night from 14 November 2011 to 14 February 2012.

Revolutionary and Realistic

Guests can experience this in a pilot room for the next three months. The equipment and full functionality would be deployed throughout the Novotel network in the near future.  Room 3120’s unique ambiance and design serves as a decompression chamber between the outside world and a spacious sensorial environment filled with practical features and interactive technology that surrounds you without overwhelming you.  Intuitive and Ergonomic, these features are also designed for families, so they can play, surf or be entertained.   Look out for the Sensorit mirror, also based on Kinect technology, where information tags seem to appear by magic, or turn on the fitness interface.   The Surface multimedia table offers numerous possibilities for two more players.

A wide range of multimedia content, as well as music and news are available to guests. Radio station NOVA (Le Grand Mix) and BFM Business have chosen to partner the Room 3120 project, which makes a point of providing rapid access to world news.

Microsoft – Centre of the Room’s Design

Xbox 360 console and its revolutionary Kinect sensor are integrated in the room design where body gesture and voice recognition are used for game control and entertainment.  This partnership between Novotel and Microsoft began four years ago when Novotel started offering Xbox 360 consoles in the public areas of its hotels.

“In the era of technological convergence, Microsoft is as always front and center,” says Eric Boustouller, CEO of Microsoft France. “In our partnership with Novotel, we are taking this innovative room concept to a higher level with our best technologies.  This new-generation room is an invitation to discover the latest advances in consumer technologies in a creative universe with a unique design.”

 

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Grégoire Champetier Global Chief Marketing Officer explains ” We wanted to reinvent the hotel room experience by harmoniously melding design and new digital technologies.  It’s crucial to take out customers’ changing habits and expectations into account. In particular, this means re-thinking our rooms in digital terms.”

 

For reservations, visit novotel.com/room3120

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