In March, Vancouver's Opus became the first hotel in Canada to offer an iPad 2 in every room.
Now, the upscale Yaletown hotel has replaced the arguaby obsolete in-suite hotel phone with a trendy Apple iPhone.
According to HotelChatter, these iPhones are truly mobile, and guests can take the smartphones with them as they explore the city. Local calls, incoming and outgoing, are complimentary and the devices are wiped clean (both physically and data-wise) after each stay. And if guests check in via the hotel's website, they get free data.
Let’s say you’re walking down Granville Street in downtown Vancouver and you pass a great-looking restaurant you wouldn’t mind trying. You whip out that complimentary iPhone and make a quick call to the hotel’s concierge, who books you in for later that night after you’re all shopped and art galleried out. Or you realize that you've forgotten to ask housekeeping to leave you a pair of logoed slippers. Again, get out that iPhone.