Newer, practical technologies shaping future hotel rooms
If E.T. wants to phone home in the future, he'd best not check into a hotel. According to technology futurists, in-room land lines in hotels will soon be obsolete thanks to the ubiquity of mobile technology. Not only will guests rely on their personal cellphones to call out, they'll use them as electronic "keys" that offer a contactless way in. A simple intercom system will allow guests to contact the front desk.