A hotel is offering discounts for anyone who is willing to stay off their phones.
Technology use while on vacation affect more than just the nature of the business travelers do. According to Wyndham hotels, 54 percent of children think their parents are checking their phones “often” and 32 percent said that they feel “unimportant” when their parents are distracted by the screens.
Later this month, the hotel will launch a program that will give traveling families a discount in exchange for locking their phones.
“We saw the parents hopping on a quick conference call in the lobby, and some hotels have had to add an extra sunbeds at the pool because swimming is less and sweep more, to avoid swimming in the pool for the iPad time on the sun loungers by the pool,” Noelle Nicolai, the Wyndham initiative, told Travel + Leisure.
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In response, the hotel offers a five percent discount for guests who choose in the “Connected” program at select Wyndham Grand hotel (Clearwater Beach, Orlando Bonnet Creek, Chicago Riverfront Hotel Galvez, and The Mills House). The offer is available from February. 23 to Sept. 3, on the basis of availability.
You will receive a lock for their smartphones. The box has a timer and will not open until the time has expired.
The new project focuses on the “for the fun of an analog youth,” Nicolai said. You will also find a blanket fort for children and a Instax camera in their “Connected” packages. There is also a late-night “go-to-Bed Brigade,” room service menu, families can share with each other, the hotel, the hope, reading stories in the fort