Aug
20
2013

Twitter Hotel Redefines the Social Media Vacation

For vacationers looking for a dream island vacay where they can relax, soak up the sun and ditch the smartphone for a few days then visiting Sol Wave House on the Spanish island of Majorca is not for you. Sol Wave House harnesses the power of social media as a way to enhance its overall hotel experience. Opening just a year ago, the hotel features Twitter-themed rooms, drinks and a virtual community called #SocialWave that guests can use to interact and flirt with one another.

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Holidaymakers obsessed with social media are invited to check into the Sol Wave House Hotel and use hashtags to contact staff and interact with other guests.

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As a guest you’ll log into a virtual Twitter community via the hotel’s WiFi and use your own Twitter account and hashtag #hashSocialWave to connect, interact, share photos and even flirt with other guests.

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The @SolWaveHouse Twitter page also lets visitors keep an eye on who has checked in. But rather than being an online experience, the hotel encourages you to interact in real-life and try cool pool sports too.

Sol Wave House Hotel boasts 184 modern suites, a 2,500 square-metre sea-facing VIP terrace, swimming pools, pools with artificial waves to practice flowboarding (a hybrid sport of surfing and snowboarding), Californian-style restaurants, lounges and concert areas for live music.

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The first Twitter concierge at Sol Wave House told Rex Features: “Our main clients are young and social people, who are always looking for new experiences to share with a growing virtual community. With #hashSocialWave we wanted to meet this aspiration.”

Will you be booking a room at the Twitter-themed hotel or do you prefer a digital detox when you go on holiday? Leave a comment and let us know below.

Source: Mashable
Images: Sol Wave House

About the Author: Japie Swanepoel