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Novotel and Microsoft Partner to Deliver Futuristic Room

Novotel is offering a revolutionary room that makes a clean break with traditional hotel thinking by redefining the use of space and adding cutting-edge technologies and amenities. Known as the "3120" room, it first received guests in Vaugirard Montparnass, Paris on November 14.
Guests can try out this realistic experience in the pilot room for the next three months. All of the equipment is fully functional and could be deployed throughout the Novotel network in the near future.
Microsoft was at the center of the room’s design, notably with the integration of the Xbox 360 console and its  Kinect sensor, which uses body gesture and voice recognition to control games and entertainment. This partnership between Novotel and Microsoft is the logical next step in a relationship that began four years ago when Novotel started offering Xbox 360 consoles in the public areas of its hotels.

The unique ambiance of Room 3120 is apparent once guests enter the room.  It is designed to serve as a decompression chamber between the outside world and a spacious sensorial environment filled with ingenious practical features and interactive technology that surrounds guests without being overwhelming.
Although the innovative nature of the experiences available in Room 3120 may be surprising, they are extremely intuitive and ergonomic. The features are also designed for families, so they can play, surf or be entertained simply and easily.
Guests can also try out the brand new Sensorit mirror, also based on Kinect technology, where information tags seem to appear by magic, or turn on the fitness interface. And, for families, the Surface multimedia table offers numerous possibilities for two more players.
There’s plenty for the grown-ups too, with fingertip access to a wide range of multimedia content, as well as music and news. Radio station NOVA (Le Grand Mix) and BFM Business, France’s leading business and financial news media, have chosen to partner the Room 3120 project, which makes a point of providing rapid access to world news.
Room 3120 is now open to the public at the Novotel Vaugirard Montparnasse. Reservations will be taken for a period of three months. This hotel is designed to accommodate up to four guests, two adults and two children under age 16.
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