Tink Labs partners with Marlin Apartments for guest smartphone service

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UK: London serviced apartment provider Marlin Apartments has partnered with Tink Labs to introduce complimentary UK and international calls and internet access for guests.

Tink Labs is described as a Hong Kong-based technology incubator. Its Handy flagship smartphone will be available across Marlin's portfolio of more than 650 London apartments from September 2016 onwards.

All Marlin guests will receive a virtual mobile number through the devices from which they can make not only free local calls but also international calls to 10 countries including the US, Germany, India and China. Unlimited internet access will also be available on the devices.

Applications such as Google Maps, Facebook and Twitter will be pre-loaded on the smartphones coupled with a regularly updated London travel guide, enabling business travellers to remain connected around the clock and well-informed on the road. All personal data and browsing history will be automatically cleared from the devices after check-out.

Susan Cully, managing director of Marlin Apartments, said: "The idea of combining the functionality of a personal smartphone and concierge service into one integrated device is industry-forward. We are delighted to have joined forces with Tink Labs to empower our guests to personalise their stay at Marlin regardless of their geographic locations. Whilst we make a range of ancillary services even more accessible, we trust that business travellers staying at Marlin will be benefited from a further enhanced home-away-from-home experience," she comments.

Terence Kwok, founder and CEO of Tink Labs, said: "Handy's partnership with Marlin Apartments marks a tremendous leap forward in establishing our global presence and is testament to the importance of complete mobile connectivity in today's tourism. Our services will be an extremely valuable asset for expanding the hospitality footprint of Marlin."



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