Introducing 'La Chambre 3120' : The Room of the Future by Microsoft and Novotel

Microsoft and Novotel has recently launched, "Chambre 3120 (Room 3120 in French)," a concept for a futuristic hotel room you could book for your 2012 Paris holiday.The hotel chain Novotel and software giant say they're "reinventing room design" with the Room 3120 concept at the Novotel Vaugirard Montparnasse in Paris, which they're targetting at both […]

Microsoft and Novotel has recently launched, "Chambre 3120 (Room 3120 in French)," a concept for a futuristic hotel room you could book for your 2012 Paris holiday.

The hotel chain Novotel and software giant say they're "reinventing room design" with the Room 3120 concept at the Novotel Vaugirard Montparnasse in Paris, which they're targetting at both business travellers and families.

According to Australian Business Traveller, "for the price of 200 Euros a night, this is not your typical hotel room at the Novotel Vaugirard Montparnasse. To sleep a family of two adults and two children, the two contemporary-styled room are equipped with technology with both current and experimental technology."

"Besides the expected bundle of Xbox, Kinect, tablet PCs and Windows Phones to deliver an array of entertainment to guests, there's also a 1st-gen Surface table embedded into a Japanese-style tatami for the 'play room'."

"Linking the two rooms is an interactive mirror by Sensorit, powered by Kinect. As one of the first third-party Kinect SDK applications, it allows users to interact with real-time news feeds, weather and music using hand gestures on a mirror-like display."

In the photo you can see how one side of the room sports a large flatscreen TV, an Xbox 360 gaming console and -- in case you'd forgotten this room is 'technologically advanced' -- cushions that look like the Shift and Escape keys on a keyboard.

On the far side of the room is another even larger flatscreen video panel plus a bright green 'gaming nook' with another Xbox 360 and a third screen.

The desk is actually a 30 inch 'multimedia table'.

"Another piece of showcase or perhaps show-off tech is the Sensorit interactive mirror. Like the Surface table, this incorporates gesture recognition technology from Xbox Kinect and with the wave of a hand morphs from being a mirror to a high-def video screen capable of showing the latest news, weather or multimedia content," revealed Australian Business Traveller.

Here are some pictures from the 3120:

Chambre 3120 (Room 3120) by Microsoft and Novotel
Room 3120

Here is the video of the project:

Explore Room 3120.