Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My Futuristic Hotel Room

I am staying at the Citizen M hotel in Amsterdam, while attending the ESEC/FSE conference (I am presenting a demo here tomorrow of our sensor network toolkit).

My hotel here has won many design awards, and a look at the room explains why. [Note that the rooms are manufactured off-site, and plugged in to the main building. They also have a Philips moodpad to control the lights/sounds/TV of the room.]

Here is a video I took yesterday, as I arrived.

[Official page on room info, including flash tour is here]

Pretty unusual and futuristic, isn't it? Half of us here from INRIA love the room, while the other half hate it.

So, what do you think?



  1. Anonymous7:11 PM

    I would say its a nice budget hotel.

    Functionally pretty good, but aesthetically it could do better...especially with the sea of white.

    Pretty good for the prof kinds though....not too much distraction.....

    Lost in :)


  2. cool! Look at you Mr. Snazzy traveling to all these shishi places in the world. ;) Hope you are well!

  3. Anonymous5:57 PM

    Nice. Minimalist, but the more you can do with less, so much the better. It's plenty for one person, even two. (Only issue is dirty white will show up instantly). Are the shower walls transparent (they look like they are) ? How long will you be at the conference ? Hope your talk goes well.