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LeDomaine: Europe's First Google Glass-Equipped Hotel

Old World charm meets wearable tech at this stunning 900-year-old former monastery

by Hans Aschim in Travel on 07 August 2014

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Situated among rolling hills of vineyards and the sprawling Douro River in Spain, the Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine luxury hotel is a portrait Old World charm. Once a monastery, the sprawling estate is located two hours north of Madrid and has seen its share of history over its 900-year lifespan. After finishing up a complete restoration in 2012, LeDomaine is now taking a confident step toward the future by being the first hotel in Europe to offer guests Google Glass during their stay.

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In addition to all of the native features offered by Glass, guests are treated to a specially developed art tour of the Romanesque-Baroque grounds, which wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Hedge Museum, which showcases sculptures of contemporary artist Ulrich Rückriem. An additional pre-added app for space enthusiasts reveals a map of the stars, a fascinating (and romantic) activity after a few glasses of wine and a Spanish sunset. Guests are treated to a memory stick of the photos they've taken with Glass upon checkout—so there will be no shortage of memories. And with 1,230 acres of farmland with 500 acres of vineyards, there's plenty of exploring and photo-taking to be done.

Visit LeDomaine for closer look and booking information.

Images courtesy of LeDomaine

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