The Check Out Suite at Hotel Bellora Challenges Guests to Stay Offline

 - Jan 29, 2019
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The Check Out Suite at Hotel Bellora in Gothenburg, Sweden sets itself apart with a unique premise: the room rate is determined by the time that guests spend on social media.

While there are now smartphone apps and built-in features for mobile phones to help people manage their screen time, the hotel suite relies on The Skärmfri (Screen-free) smart lamp for calculating how long one spends on social media. The smart lamp is able to do this when a device connects to the room's WiFi and monitors time spend on Snapchat, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and other social sites. Initially, like most lamps, the smart lighting system emits a white glow, which turns red after the recommended 30-minute period for recreational phone use has finished.

With this system, Hotel Bellora notes that it is "converting screen time into a currency that rewards a healthy digital life."