Published on : Thursday, December 7, 2017
This is as different from a traditional hotel as a new smartphone is from the mobile phones of the 90s. Centara re-thought what a hotel should be for the new generation of connected, freedom loving, pricey-frill-hating travellers.
The result is an innovative and affordable lifestyle hub set in the middle of the shopping, eating, social and entertainment scene on Chaweng Beach. If it feels a little more like staying at the stylish home of a friend, that’s the whole idea.
Harry Thaliwal, Centara’s General Manager and Corporate Director of Operations for COSI said that COSI represents a lot of new thinking about what a modern hotel can be, based on what’s important and what’s not so relevant for today’s, youthful-minded and smart travellers.
For starters, there’s no lobby counter or check-in queues. One can check in and out at the digital self-service stations.
COSI is designed to play well with the smartphones in the pockets of today’s travellers. One can book with your smartphone, check in with your smartphone, and play videos or catch-up with the latest box set on the room’s 43-inch SmartTV screen, which can mirror the phone screen. The fast and free Wi-Fi is everywhere.