100Mbps to the bedstand in San Jose


ABC News reports that the Hotel Valencia in San Jose, California, has just finished a significant information systems deployment that has resulted in one of the most technologically advanced hotels in the nation.

Among its interesting technologies are:

  • A card-reader-armed doorman who can confirm your reservation, check you in, and create your room key - all from your credit card.
  • 100Mbps access in your room
  • WiFi access in all public areas of the hotel
  • VoIP-based telephones Unfortunately, it is adjacent to the Winchester Mystery House, which is far away from where I normally end up in San Jose, so it is probably out for me. However, if you're going out to Apple, it's only 5 miles away.