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Acqualina Resort Ditches the Pamphlets in Favor of Bluetooth

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  Site Where: 17875 Collins Avenue [map], Sunny Isles Beach, fl, United States, 33160
April 21, 2009 at 12:30 PM | by | Comment (1)

The posh Acqualina Resort in Sunny Isles, FL is going green by, er, going blue. Instead of throwing a bunch of brochures and pamphlets into your guestroom every day, the resort has launched a Bluetooth messaging system that delivers daily hotel news and offerings straight to your mobile device. Yes, oh yes. Candidate for our next Geek Hotels list? We think so.

Whether in the lobby, lounging by the pool or relaxing at the beach, guests and residents can power on their Bluetooth device and automatically receive hotel entertainment news, events, or any other informational materials of interest.

The resort will only send AcquaBlue messages once a day and guests will not accrue any charges, airtime or additional fees. In addition, this service is only accessible while on the resort grounds and is independent of any wireless carrier.

Sweet, huh? The messages can be delivered to any Bluetooth-enabled device (cell phones, laptops, etc) — and they have even gotten this thing precise enough to launch location-specific messages; i.e., you'll hear about the drink specials if you're by the pool while guests in the lobby might receive announcements about different things.

Rates here ain't cheap — the cheapest room we found for a Sunday night in May was $575 — but this service is totally free, at least.

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Well bluetooth is the new pamphlet in hotels!

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