There is a new breed of hotel emerging, and when it comes to dominating on social media, Sol Wave House is leaps and bounds ahead of the game.
Sol Wave House is elevating the party hostel idea to a whole new level by moving the festivities to a trendy beachfront setting. The resort is located on the island of Majorca, which already holds European party status along with its smaller Balearic counterparts – Ibiza and Menorca. And when it comes to guests, it targets social media savvy travellers between 18-30 years of age who are looking to meet new people and have a fun holiday in the sun.
In this hotel Twitter runs the game.
How it works
Twitter is what keeps people connected and this place running. While some people associate their holiday with disconnecting from the online world, this hotel embraces the idea of staying online as a way to meet new people and make the most of your stay. Once you check in to the Sol Wave House, it’s time to log in to your Twitter account and start following @SolWaveHouse and the relevant hashtags to meet the other guests.
Since social media plays such an important role in the way this hotel operates, you can bet there is free Wi-fi access for all, and a concierge on duty both on Twitter and in the social community.
Just send out a tweet
Once you are ready to start tweeting, you can use special hashtags to send your message out:
#MeetNewFriends – Want to meet the other guests staying at the hotel? Send out a tweet to see who wants to meet up.
#FillMyFridge – Running low on drinks and snacks? Someone at the front desk will get your tweet and they’ll come refill it right away.
#SocialWave – Hitting the wave pool for some surfing or bodyboarding and want to see if anyone would like to join you? There’s a hashtag for that.
#PartySuite – Staying at one of the exclusive suites and want to invite a few friends over? Again, you can send out a tweet and let them know where you are.
Would you stay here?
This place may sound like a dream to the young traveller looking for a fun holiday, but everything has its pros and cons.
On the one hand this social media savvy resort creates a fun environment where mere strangers can swap tweets and get to know each other a little better; this new way of holidaying enables conversations to take place that may not have otherwise happened. However, the oversharing can also have the potential to make some guests feel uncomfortable. Posting updates via Twitter may seem fun and innocent enough, but at the end of the day you don’t really know who is reading your tweets and possibly following your every move.
Playful? Innovative? Or just plain creepy?
What do you think about this new Twitter run hotel?