Vancouver's Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel putting iPads in every room
Guests of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel will soon find a shiny tablet sitting in their rooms. Starting in mid July, the high-end hotel in Vancouver will have the iPad 2 in all of its 377 guestrooms and suites.
The Fairmont Pacific Rim says it's the first hotel in Canada to implement Intelity's ICE (Interactive Customer Experience) technology. This means guests will be able to use the iPad as a virtual concierge—for in-room dining orders, housekeeping requests, arranging airport transportation, looking up information on tourist attractions, and more.
The hotel will also launch a mobile app to allow guests to get started before they arrive. Apple released the iPad 2 in 2011, while the "new" third-generation iPad came out in March of this year.