By Marian Goldberg -
Arts & Culture Contributor
The NoMo SoHo Hotel, located at the intersection of art, music, fashion and culture in New York City’s SoHo district, just debuted “handy,” revolutionary smartphone that will make cultural tourism and traveling like a local easy and fun. The device is tailored for hospitality and designed as a complimentary amenity for hotel guests. NoMo SoHo (www.facebook.com/thenomosoho/) is the first hotel in North America to embrace this technology, with unparalleled mobile connectivity and curated travel guides!
Handy provides guests with complimentary local and international calls to selected locations. Other functions include free Wi-Fi on-the-go, access to everyday apps, in-destination city guides and speed dial to Guest Services and other innovative services, including In-Room Dining. Hotel guests are now provided with the essential travel information they need with the ability to stay connected to business associates, family, friends and the hotel at all times.
Through handy, NoMo SoHo also offers a real-time connection to the hotel’s Concierge Desk, providing tailored shopping and cultural activity recommendations, informing guests of relevant promotions at the hotel’s bars and restaurant, as well as fostering the relationship between the hotel and the guest.
Created by Tink Labs Limited, a Hong Kong-based travel and tourism startup, handy is currently available in 82 countries and 1,000 cities such as London, Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore. At present, handy is partnering with 3,000 premier hotel groups and covers approximately 650,000 hotel rooms, enabling millions of global travelers to stay connected annually.
“We are excited to be the first hotel in North America to offer handy,” says Anthony Guinehut, General Manager, NoMo SoHo Hotel. “We’re always trying to improve our guest experience through unique amenities. handy provides our guests with seamless connectivity, both to their home countries and to our hotel. We see handy as an opportunity to enhance our relationships with guests, building loyalty and helping their stays be even more memorable and enjoyable.”
“We are delighted that NoMo SoHo, a boutique hotel that exemplifies style, service and sophistication, is handy’s launch partner and flagship property in North America,” says Terence Kwok, Founder and CEO, Tink Labs. “After handy’s proven success in international markets from Hong Kong to London, we see a tremendous opportunity in bringing it to travelers in the United States. Our priority has always been to build a comprehensive travel platform and create a seamless travel ecosystem of hospitality solutions designed to enhance the end-to-end journey of the world’s travelers and I have no doubt that handy will change the way NoMo SoHo’s guests experience New York City—uncovering greater finds in this fantastic metropolis.”
Key features of handy at NoMo SoHo Hotel:
handy, the flagship product from Tink Labs Limited, is a revolutionary hospitality IoT solution designed to uplift ancillary revenue, guest satisfaction and drive better cost efficiencies for hoteliers. For travelers, handy is the world’s first amenity combining an in-room guest services platform with hotels to enable hassle-free travel experiences. Tink Labs is committed to building the world’s largest travel ecosystem, covering the entire travel journey: pre-, during, and post-trip. handy is already available in 82 countries around the world, covering approximately 650,000 hotelrooms, and helping millions of global travelers to stay connected.