Tech-Inundated World has a High-Tech Hotel Too
The world has changed and so has the way of living. The means for communication, the methods for transportation, the styles for education – all have been revolutionized with the advent of computer and Internet.
I’m about to introduce you a high-tech hotel: The hotel, which serves you to sleep and lets you go in your business affairs deep, which provides you delicious food to eat and burp, and a work-space to do your work. The unique place, I’m writing about, is called The Llyod Hotel and Cultural Embassy, and is located in Amsterdam.
Digital publishing program, library containing monographs, art galleries, a salon for cultural events combine, make the place standout option for people.
The question that possibly hits your mind is the ‘price’ for living in such a wonderland. Wondered you will be again as it has many options for living costs; it has rooms classed as one to five stars. So no matter, you are a graduate student, or a recently employed worker in a multinational company, or a business man, Llyod can be a welcoming place for you.
However, as a logical mind can perceive, the difference is there in the facilities. For an instance, those living in one-star rooms will have to share bathrooms and stuff, while elite class opting for luxury may live in the eaves with super-furnished baths, pianos and hammocks.
The Llyod is not a newly-built restaurant though; in fact, it is not less than a historical reminiscence. Located in then Dockland area, it was constructed for emigrants to Dutch colonies. More significantly, it remained a prison during WWII. Similarly, it was a school and artists’ gathering place in 1980s. It became The Llyod after an investment was made from the city.
Owing to this long tale of history behind it, the hotel possesses a very diverse guestbook. “We believe in sharing cultural luggage,” says the hotel which has more than 50 designers and artists working together to manage it.
One of those fifty is Natalie Dixon, who is currently leading the hotel’s digital affairs.
“We got the practicalities out of the way first,” she recalled her first steps as Digital Publisher, “building a template-driven but good-looking website that’s easy to manage, creating a social strategy, sorting out the online booking system, making a mobile-friendly version, commissioning a full content offering, [and] taking online payments.”
I swear I will love to visit such a wonderful place. I just wait for fortune to reach Amsterdam, Netherlands. But if you are fortunate enough, do visit the place and share your experience with me. Around 45 Euros will be charged for one-star accommodation, but if your pocket is heavy enough with Euros, you may like to pay 185+ Euros for five-star lodging.
Abubaker Zahoor writes on diverse topics with special interest in innovations, tech-ethics, and inter-and intra- organizational business relationships.