First ‘Twitter experience’ hotel opens in Mallorca
The Sol Wave House in Majorca has launched an experiment for their guests that tries to create a virtual community through Twitter.
The Sol Wave House in Majorca has launched an experiment for their guests — a demographic made up mostly of young party-seekers — that tries to create a virtual community through Twitter.
Using the hashtag #SocialWave which is available from the hotel’s wifi, guests enter a virtual chatroom where they can interact, chat, share photos and send their best pick-up lines in 140 characters or less.
Two Twitter “concierges” have also been hired to answer their guest requests via Twitter and generate conversation in the community.
Want to meet the guest with whom you’ve been exchanging those steamy one-liners? Arrange to meet at the #TwitterPoolParty held every Friday at the hotel.
But the concept of a Twitter hotel is getting mixed reviews, with some pointing out that the idea of being constantly attached to a smartphone defeats the purpose of a relaxing holiday and unplugging from the virtual world.