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August 23, 2012updated Dec 20, 2023

Just for Kids: Waldorf Astoria Chicago Redefines Make-Believe with Interactive Wall Decals

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Chicago, Illinois – Reported by Erin Riley for Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

If walls could talk? How about if walls could bring your favorite Disney characters to life? With luxury destinations thinking out-of-the-box to cater to their youngest guests: mini robes, welcome treats and in-room Wii’s have become the standard, as hotels shift their focus to their pint-sized guests to ensure more pleasant family stays. Combine this with the fact that today’s children’s toys consist primarily of smart phone apps and handheld videogames, and you have Waldorf Astoria Chicago’s newest high-tech offering: augmented reality wall decals.

An innovative new take on augmented reality, these interactive wall decals by RoomMates will take make-believe to a whole new level by bringing to life some of our favorite imaginary friends. Upon check-in, kids will be able to choose from an exciting list of Disney favorites, like Cars 2, Phineas and Ferb, Agent P and Dr. Doofenshmirtz, The Muppets and Mickey Mouse, before making their way up to their luxurious Waldorf Astoria suite. Simply peel-and-stick the character decals onto the walls, download the BoostAR app from the iTunes store or Google Play, point a tablet or phone up to the decal and before you know it, the device will unlock and display an amazing array of interactive features, videos and games.

This special experience is complementary with every Waldorf Astoria stay and an ideal amenity for luxury-seeking families looking to enjoy a five-star urban retreat at one of Chicago’s most acclaimed properties.


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