Just starting from yesterday a small number of Sheraton Hotels (in the US) were given the opportunity to have Microsoft’s latest invention, the Surface PC placed into their hotels. The Microsoft Surface tables will generally be available in lobbies for guests to use, play with and just generally check out. Too bad, at the moment this is limited to just the Sheraton Hotels of Boston, Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Seattle. But I suppose you don’t have to be a paid guest to hang around the machines in the hotel, if you live nearby, you could probably go check it out now as well.
The Surface will have some customized apps installed and will include:
- CityTips – At the guests’ fingertips are the Surface 360-degree satellite maps and tools to search for local restaurants and bars, entertainment, recreation, shopping, transportation and services, such as banks and pharmacies. Guests can discover all a city has to offer by simply moving their hands across Surface.
- Sounds of Sheraton – Microsoft Surface also serves as a lobby-based digital jukebox, enabling guests to create personal music playlists by choosing selections from Sheraton’s exclusive offering of Sony BMG artists, including John Legend, Kenny Chesney and Lauryn Hill.
- Sheraton Snapshots – Guests can explore Sheraton hotels and resorts throughout the world by simply browsing the Surface photo library of Sheraton resorts and hotel properties to help them plan for future business or leisure travel.
I really wonder how long it will be before the first Surface PC arrives the UK…