InterContinental Shenzhen, Shenzhen Telecom and Huawei signed a strategic cooperation agreement to create the world’s first 5G smart hotel.

By introducing the hotel industry’s first end-to-end 5G network with integrated terminals and cloud applications, the project will enable InterContinental Shenzhen to provide guests with an innovative luxury experience.

The question to ask is: will this 5G technology open the door for digital transformation of entire hotel industry?

The plan is to achieve continuous indoor and outdoor 5G coverage, which will serve as the platform for a new generation of hotel services via 5G hotel applications through 5G smartphones and customer-premises equipment (CPE) terminals, including 5G welcome robots, 5G cloud computing terminals, 5G cloud games and 5G cloud virtual reality (VR) rowing machines, providing business travellers with a convenient and efficient working environment, and leisure travellers with a high-end, immersive entertainment experience.