Butler service isn't new in the world of luxury travel. However, boutique hotel The Siam is taking the concept one step further by introducing a digital butler of sorts by way of mobile phones fitted with Portier technology. The luxury retreat in Bangkok's royal Dusit district will provide guests checking into each of their 39 rooms with a touchscreen smartphone that enables them to personalise their own travel itinerary, contact their Siam butler, and receive updates on cultural activities happening in the city.
Doubling up as a digital concierge, the mobile phone packs in a city guide loaded with insider tips on where to eat and play, perfect for independent travellers who enjoy exploring the city at their own pace. The best part? The phone comes with 4G data connectivity, unlimited data roaming, and complimentary local call minutes — saving you the hassle of messy paperwork at the local telco store.