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Pocket Protectors in Paris: Novotel and Microsoft Team Up for a Techie-Tastic Room

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  Site Where: 257 rue de Vaugirard, Paris, France, 75015
November 16, 2011 at 1:56 PM | by | ()

If you're into World of Warcraft and LAN parties, make note of what may be the world's most techie-tastic hotel room. Located miles away from the Valley (that's Silicon, not mall world), Paris' Novotel Vaugirard-Montparnasse has teamed with Microsoft to unveil a room kitted out with electronic perks such as a SENSORIT digital mirror, a multitasking piece of decor that allows guests to primp as they simultaneously check news.

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The Catalonia Hotel in Barcelona Was One Giant Windows Mobile 7 Ad

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  Site Where: Plaza Espana 6-8, 08014, Barcelona, Spain
February 22, 2010 at 2:29 PM | by | ()

In case you didn't know, the Mobile World Congress 2010 happened last week in Barcelona and thousands of mobile networkers convened to well...network with one another. And it looks like Microsoft went out of its way to promote the new Windows Mobile 7 platform while staying at the Catalonia Plaza Hotel. (Side note: the hotel has free WiFi!)

Blogger Tam Hanna reports that during the day, the hotel's clock on the exterior was also set to seven. And at night, the hotel brightly lit up a square in the center of the building as well as several windows to create the number 7 which glowed from the hotel's exterior. Hmm...we wonder if the hotel can now say, "I'm a PC and Windows 7 Mobile was my idea."

[Photo: Tam Hanna]

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Sheraton Guests Will Get To Play with Windows 7 Before the Rest of Us

October 14, 2009 at 12:55 PM | by | ()

We've told you all about Sheraton Hotels Link@Sheraton offerings in their hotel lobbies, where guests can surf the web, check their email, engage in webchats and Facebook/Twitter their latest inane thoughts, all for free. These things don't sound super innovative, especially since so many of us can do that from our iPhones, Blackberries and Sidekicks but there is a special perk coming soon for Sheraton guests at Link@Sheraton.

It was announced today that Windows 7, Microsoft's new operating system, will be showcased on HP's next-generation, touch-enabled PCs at select Sheraton properties before Windows 7's official launch.

Sheraton has deployed Windows 7 in its “Link@SheratonSM experienced with Microsoft®,” a unique lobby lounge that enables guests to stay connected using Windows-based computers that feature Microsoft Office, Bing, Microsoft’s new decision engine, Bing Maps, Internet access and Microsoft LifeCam webcams for emailing video postcards. Windows 7 will be available at more than 50 hotels in North America before its official public launch, including Sheraton New York, Sheraton Seattle, Sheraton Boston, Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Sheraton Toronto, Sheraton Vancouver and the Sheraton Phoenix.

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