I reported last week that the Phoenix Suns and Samsung have found a use for over 100 Galaxy Tab 10.1’s in their organization. It seems that Samsung has been keeping busy trying to find new places to put their tablets to use. Atlantic Hotel Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida will be placing a Galaxy Tab 10.1 in more than 100 guest rooms.
The tablets will be used to handle a lot of guest services, from booking a spa appointment to ordering room service. They will be using a system called iGet that will run Runtriz Hotel Evolution Software. The tablets will be preloaded with apps and games that aim to deliver a great guest experience.
I see this as being a natural fit to be used in higher end hotels. The idea that a lot of hotels have with using a TV channel, or even a printed hotel guide just doesn’t cut it. I can see that this would automate a lot of systems within the hotel. Instead of having a guest have to call down to a desk to find what spa appointments are available, they could simply look at the tablet in their room and see what’s available, and then book their desired appointment with a few touches.
It also gives guests another form of entertainment in the room. In my experience with hotels (I’m not a huge traveler, but find myself in one a few times a year) whenever I am at a hotel there seems to be a lot more downtime than if I was at home. Having a tablet available would give guests something else to do in the hotel room. It would keep your kids occupied while you got ready for that wedding or conference. I’m wondering where the Tabs are going to pop up next.[TalkAndroid]