Microsoft and Novotel create a hotel room of the future

Microsoft is giving people who travel to Paris a very different kind of hotel room to stay in for a limited time. Microsoft has teamed up with Novotel Hotels to present what they are calling "Room 3120" at the Novotel Vaugirard Montparnasse in Paris. People can actually stay in that room while in Paris for 199 euros a night from now until February 14, 2012.

Inside Room 3120, visitors will find a number of Microsoft products and services. The Australian Business Traveller web site reports that people in the room can play console games on Xbox 360 machines and there is also a 30 inch "multimedia table" that's runs Microsoft Surface. Users can access the table for a number of features including web browsing, interactive city guides and more.

A mirror in the room uses Microsoft's Kinect motion gesture technology to become fully interactive. The mirror can be accessed by hand gestures to turn into a video screen displaying news, weather and other information.

All in all, this concept idea for a technology-themed hotel room sounds like something you might see in sci-fi movies like Minority Report, except that you can actually pay to stay in this room. It sounds like it would be an interesting change of pace compared to the regular hotel room with cable TV and, if you are lucky, free WiFi.

Ironically, this is being called a hotel room of the future even though its available now. 

Image via Microsoft/Novotel

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