Insane Esports and Gaming Hotel Opens in Taiwan
The ihotel is an all new, gaming centric hotel in Taiwan and the Linus Tech Tips YouTube channel took a full tour.
The ihotel quickly establishes its gaming roots, with an RGB soaked check in area and a lobby that features a 12 person LAN station.
The LAN machines are top of the line, with GTX 1080 TI graphics cards, i7 processors and 165hz G-sync monitors, and were designed for esports teams to hold practice, 24 hours a day.
Anyone staying in the hotel can use the lobby, but the actual guest rooms have quite the setup as well.
The rooms have two GTX 1060, i5 gaming rigs with 32” monitors, DX Racer chairs, dedicated WiFi and 10TBs of storage that wipes itself after checkout to protect your Steam info.
A 55” 4k TV hangs in every room and you can connect it to the gaming PCs, or use the HDMI port on your bed. Sound proof walls keep your callouts, or anything else, from disturbing the neighbors.
A number of outlets, free cables, a fridge, memory foam mattresses, RGB sinks and heated toilet seats round out the hotel experience.
In addition to the standard rooms, two kinds of themed rooms are available to book as well. One is designed to replicate a college dorm room, complete with bunk beds and PCs that are certainly nicer than the ones we had in college.
The other themed room is call the Capsule Room and it is designed to look like a space ship. There are 6 PCs and individual sleeping pods. The pods look like something out of Halo and feature sound and light isolation, as well as TVs, mirrors and power outlets.
Linus Tech Tips had some concerns about the hotel finding enough customers, after all there are only so many traveling esports teams, but ihotel gets customers from all walks of life.
In addition to gamers who want to upgrade their rig for a weekend, the ihotel draws in business groups, families treating their kids, as well people who need faster internet speeds.
All the non-gaming amenities are enough for the Linus team to want to stay there on their next trip, check out the video below to see if you are in as well.