InterContinental Chicago’s Interactive Video Wall Makes Top Hotel Amenity List

Gone are the days of the typical hotel amenities: fully equipped gyms, free WiFi, coffee service and daily newspapers. These days, hotels are adding unique services to impress their savvy guests. Forbes Travel Guide put together a list of some of these latest extraordinary amenities, and we’re excited to see that the interactive video wall at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile has made the list!

This 20-foot wide and five-foot tall LED video wall broadcasts a live 24-hour stream of the action along one of the city’s most populated streets—Michigan Avenue. Positioned behind the front desk in the lobby, hotel visitors and guests are greeted with an up-close view of the hustle and bustle happening directly outside the InterContinental Chicago’s front doors.

The HD camera, mounted outside to the hotel’s exterior, transmits the live feed to the screen. With just a click of a remote control, the hotel frequently repositions the camera and catches different views of the iconic Chicago location.

Although the monitor is twice as bright as the average home theater display, the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile’s press release says that “it uses half the amount of power due to the use of energy-efficient LED bulbs, staying consistent with the property’s green initiatives.”

Talk about amenities with a “wow” factor!

Want to learn about other hot new hotel amenities? Check out Forbes Travel Guide today!

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