BANGKOK – Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, is partnering with True5G to pilot the “Smart Tourist” integration of 5G solutions at Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket.
Starting from November 2021, the guest experience at the beachfront resort will be enhanced with advanced technology solutions including:
- Digital guest solution: Access to hotel services, including ordering room service, booking a spa appointment, and exploring concierge recommendations, without the need to download an app.
- TytoCare: 24-hour online doctor consultation using an innovative 5G-enabled medical exam device including otoscope, stethoscope, and tongue depressor.
- 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA): Access to 5G speed anywhere without a 5G mobile with a portable plug-and-play device.
- Ginger Lite: Contact-less service at Mare Italian Restaurant with an autonomised service robot equipped with touch screen and voice interaction.
“We are very excited to be partnering with True5G on the Smart Tourist project as we continue to innovate and look for ways to improve our guests’ experience. The Tourism Authority of Thailand and The Centre for Economic Situation Administration recently announced plans to promote Phuket as a world-class destination, and we believe Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket is the perfect place to showcase the island’s technological aspirations which will also boost the confidence of travellers visiting the island,” said Markland Blaiklock, Deputy of CEO of Centara Hotels & Resorts.
Piroon Paireepairit, Head of 5G Working Group, True Corporation Plc, said: “With the potential of True 5G genus network that covers nationwide along with digital technology readiness of True Group, we are strongly determined to support the government sector in opening the country and stand beside Thai tourism business industry. We are ready to bring 5G network and solution to drive tourism Smart Tourist Journey format, particularly in major destination like Phuket that is set to become a fully smart city. This time, we started pilot projects with Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket by bring True 5G solutions including 5G Robo-serve, True Digital Smart QR Code (DGS), True 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA)and True 5G x TytoCare. This collaboration is another power from private sector to be part of enhancing tourism industry to continuously and sustainably move forward together at last”