In some hotels guests can check in with their phone, open the door with a smartwatch, and be streaming internet radio around the room in seconds. It’s even possible to turn down the air conditioning using an app on the in-room iPad before browsing the travel guides sent to your phone by the hotel’s concierge. Among hoteliers who are adapting to the latest generation of in-room technology is Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, which own the Peninsula hotels in 10 cities including Hong Kong, Beijing and Paris. “There is a huge competitive advantage to spending money on technology,” says Ingvar Herland, its group general manager for research and technology, who heads up a group of 20 engineers that work on bringing the latest gadgets and in-room technology to its hotels. Get the full story at the South China Morning Post