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Kid-Friendly Technology That Your Hotel Can’t Do Without

kid friendly tech

Today’s hotels are a lot different than they were just a couple of decades ago and technology has been involved with many of the biggest changes we’ve seen. What started as offerings of cable TV and wake-up calls has transitioned to high-tech devices that provide both convenience and entertainment.

Many hotels seem to forget that both adults and children alike appreciate access to technology that makes their stay more worthwhile. While there are several types of technological advances available that could benefit children at your hotel, we thought it’d be nice to share some of the features that will enhance their stay:

 

High-Speed Internet 

Although it’s true that adults are attracted to hotels with high-speed internet access, it’s the children that typically cannot do without this option. Children of all ages are now learning about the use of technology at a very young age, and that means they like to visit places where they can access games, talk to friends, and use other applications even when they’re away from home. If you don’t have high-speed internet access, you can be sure that they’ll tell their parents not to return to your hotel the next time they’re in the area.

 

In-Room Tablet

If a child staying at your hotel does not own a tablet, he or she will love the fact that you have one available in the room just waiting to be used. In-room tablets have already proven to be of great convenience when it comes to helping guests discover places to go in the area, order room service, and check out without visiting the front desk, and you can add accessing children’s games to that as well. You could even add on a program that gives them access to games for a certain period of time for a fee, along with certain games being free.

 

High-Definition Children’s Movies

A hotel simply isn’t a hotel these days without a high-definition television. But, in addition to that, you want to make sure that you’re providing entertainment for children to keep them occupied when they have downtime. This also provides a great way for families to hang out together and watch something that is family friendly that everyone can enjoy. There are numerous options available that will allow you to provide both new and old movies to your guests, so pick one that’s best for your hotel.

 

Video Game Consoles

While it’s nice to encourage children to read, enjoy the sights, and do other activities away from the television, the truth is that there are certain times when both adults and kids would love to just sit back and enjoy a relaxing video game while on vacation. This is a great way to keep their mind occupied while the adults are making plans for their trip and doing other things that the kids can’t really be involved with. It’s also a good idea to keep popular games on hand so they have a variety of games to choose from.

Keyless Entry

If you ask your child whether he or she would prefer a place with keyless entry, there’s a good chance that they simply won’t care. But, this comes down to both a convenience and security issue. Keyless entry will allow your kids to leave the hotel room from time to time and be able to get back in very easily. Of course, this is often for the older kids, but it can definitely make a difference in giving them a little bit of freedom. Plus, children do tend to lose things, and these keys are easy to replace, which means that you never have to worry about your child being locked out of your room. 

 

In addition to all the awesome technological advances listed above, the installation and management of a hotel VoIP phone system can revolutionize the way you communicate and do business. For more information, or to get started with the use of VoIP technology at your hotel, reach out to the experts at Phonesuite who can discuss your options and get you started right away.

 

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