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Philips and citizenM build a modular high-tech hotel

Nilay Patel
October 23, 2007
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High-tech hotels are nothing new, but Philips' "One Star Is Born" hotel project is less about decadence than about making hotel management easier and cheaper. The system, which will first be implemented at the citizenM hotel near Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, consists of pre-fabricated rooms which can be instantly brought online by connecting just four cables, which enable an RFID keycard, flat-screen entertainment center, free wireless, and a "MoodPad" lighting controller which controls the lighting, shades and temperature to set the appropriate ambiance. Settings stored on the RFID card can be changed remotely, so guests can login and set their preferences before they arrive, and Philips says all this tech will help hotel owners cut costs by up to 50%, which sounds a little too good to be true. Still, as long as the wireless is free, we're not going complaining. Peep citizenM's silly video after the break.





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