Our hotel room at The Kyoto Grand Hotel was dim and peaceful. (I could have opened the windows if I wanted more light, but I liked the serene vibe.) I’ll let you take a glimpse for yourself. I just wish that you could feel the bed. If was one of – if not THE – most comfortable hotel beds that I have ever slept on.
On Saturday evening when we arrived, I met up with some of the other bloggers and vloggers at the Kyoto Grand Hotel’s Rendezvous Lounge. I really liked that Xbox was smart and brought a variety of different bloggers and vloggers to the launch of Project Natal/Kinect. It was a great mix of people. Heidi (Coast 2 Coast Mom) was the only other mom/blogger that I personally knew beforehand. For me, it was just interesting to see how Kinect will appeal to a variety of audiences in different ways. For instance, initially I didn’t understand why a beauty vlogger would be interested in covering this event until Melissa mentioned that she has two different video channels – one is focused on beauty and the other is more lifestyle focused. She would talk more about this on her lifestyle channel, because it is something that her (predominately) female viewers would be interested in learning about both for themselves and/or their significant others. That makes perfect sense. As a mom, my view is a little different from her take. (I shared my initial thoughts back in February on this post.) There were also some hardcore gamers there. Their audience has just been waiting for this new technology. There was something for all of us to report back to our core readers. Kinect really is an evolution in gaming. It’s new, unique and it looks like it will be a lot of fun. Who wouldn’t want to learn more about this?! In any event, you can see my photos of the room, my gift bag (I loved the Sprinkles cupcakes…yum!) and the lounge below:
Disclosure: Thanks to Xbox 360 for sponsoring my Los Angeles trip to the launch of Project Natal/Kinect.