I’ve been to my fair share of hotels, but they all lacked a certain something. Now, I know what that something was: High-performance gaming PCs!
Each room at the iHotel in Taoyuan, Taiwan has not one, but two high-performance gaming PCs — complete with glowing peripherals, large monitors, and expensive chairs designed around gaming.
Even the hotel’s lobby is packed with several gaming PCs, if you want to visit and play for a few hours.
Check out the iHotel, designed for the gamer in all of us:
As soon as you enter the iHotel in Taiwan, you'll find a veritable gaming parlor. It comes complete with several high-performance gaming PCs, accessories, and gaming-oriented chairs.
The chairs at each gaming station in the iHotel are from DXRacer, a company that makes high-end, expensive gaming chairs. These models take after the bucket-seat design you'd find in high-performance cars. The most most expensive model goes for $795!
Each gaming station is complete with glowing keyboards, glowing mice, and large 32-inch monitors from ASUS. All the computers pack one of the most powerful graphics cards you can buy for some serious graphics and smooth gameplay, the Nvidia GTX 1080ti. iHotel doesn't say how much each PC costs, but computers of this calibre often exceed $1,500. The Nvidia GTX 1080ti card alone costs about $940.
The duo of gaming PCs in each room have 32-inch monitors, too, which is a pretty large size for a monitor.
Booking.com says that guests 'consistently rate the (free) WiFi as excellent.' I'd hope so, considering how the hotel is geared towards gamers -- like myself -- who are notoriously fickle and demand only the best internet performance. Travel sites also say the iHotel is in high demand.
Would you go out and explore the city, or would you close the blinds and stay in to play games for hours on end?
Rooms go for about $US100 a night, which isn't a bad deal if you make good use of the (likely expensive) gaming PCs inside each room.
You don't have to stay at the hotel overnight to use the gaming PCs at the hotel, either. Mashable reported that you can stay and play games for $US12 per hour on weekends, or $US75 for 15 hours.