“Digital Detox” is now offered by an increasing number of restaurants and hotels. In the Austrian federal state of Steiermark, for example, there are hotels that offer no WiFi and no mobile reception at all. What would it take for you to have a look at a concept like that?
As we are mainly focused on business travellers, this would not be a suitable concept for us. There will be WiFi and mobile reception in the guest rooms and the lobby, and we will continue to upgrade these facilities. But we still want to offer our business guests to take some “time off” and allow them to “slow down”, at least when they take their meals. Our motto is: Digital - yes, but sensibly, please!
Do you think “Digital Detox” is a concept that will prevail in the restaurant and catering industry?
It will in the right places, where it makes sense. A growing number of people just don’t want to be contactable around the clock anymore. I would of course be happy if it turns out that way.