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This Is What The Hotel Of The Future Looks Like

HOW TECHNOLOGY IS UPGRADING YOUR HOTEL STAY Within the next 10 years, travel is only going to get more personalized - and more plugged in. We've partnered with Marriott Hotels to highlight the best in innovative hotel technology. HERE'S TO THE FUTURE! A traveler's idea, generated through Marriott's co-creation program ARRIVING KEYLESS ENTRY ELEVATOR STAYING CONNECTED High-tech elevators are getting Skip check-in and enter with your mobile phone (NFC Chip), even fingerprint or eye scan A startup called UBeam can charge your phone using ultrasound waves, so you'll never be stuck looking for an outlet. even flashier: an elevator in Berlin travels through a cylindrical 238,000-gallon aquarium. It houses 1,500 fish from 50 different species. entry. in MEETING AND GREETING Common spaces that give "social" a whole new meaning With the MIT Experience lab, Marriott is testing a mobile app called Six Degrees that uses Linkedin to connect you with other guests with your interests or background. Guests and hotel staff alike can organize events A communal table communicates with your mobile device and lights up when you have a potential "match" sitting across from you. MOBILE GUEST SERVICES A concierge desk/ app where everybody knows your name (and your hobbies and preferences). based on the interests of the crowd in a given week. YOUR ROOM BEDROOM HIGH-TECH, CUSTOMIZABLE EVERYTHING Customizable bed, lighting, and temperature within reach (from your mobile device, entertainment system, or built-in iPad). INTERACTIVE TV/MIRROR FUTURISTIC CLOSET Virtual dressing rooms that allow you to mix and match potential outfits with the touch of a button. LARGE DIGITAL PANELS Large digital panels will display guest-submitted travel tips, photos, and drawings, creating a real-time guide for guests. Submitted by Katherine R. United Kingdom BATHROOM INNOVATIVE, SINK ECO-FRIENDLY Touchless faucets with TOILETS intuitive controls. • Bidet • Remote control • Heated seat • Night light • Dual-flush - eco-friendly HIGH-TECH SHOWERS • Eco-friendly, "closed-loop" shower that purifies and recycles water. FULL-BODY DRIERS Eco-friendly - saves on towel laundering. • Personalized shower experiences. HEATED FLOOR HIGH-TECH SERVICES FOOD INTUITIVE ROOM MOBILE GUEST Vending machines with healthy food, from humanely raised lemon-pepper chicken to a 'detox salad' with organic kale and quinoa. SERVICE SERVICES • Electronic service buttons. • Microchips that alert housekeeping to take your room-service cart if you've left it outside your door. • On-demand services via iPad. An app that's your personal concierge. Chat to request wake-up calls, amenities, housekeeping, and more. Forgot your phone charger? Text the front desk and problem solved. Submitted by Anjana K. 17 PERSONAL REWARDS LEAVING Mobile check-out Get personalized rewards depending on: Submitted by David A., South Gate, California • How many times you've stayed • Whether you're celebrating a special event • Whether you're staying as a business or leisure traveler • Whether you're staying solo, coupled, or with a family • Social media shares • Friendliness to staff THE SOURCES: www.techradaccom fus/news/workd-of-tech/managenent/check-in-by phone-skip-the-quesue-and-the-room-key-1251144 iner ship www.wiredcom/2014/o8/mitand marriott-are-testingamatchmaking-table-fed-by-linkecdin-cata/?mbid-social twitter mobile. design/hvgicc? site www.kastcoexistcom/so22 325/the-showerof-the-future-cutswater-waste-to-almost-nothing www.successfulmeetingscom/Strategy/Technology-Solutions/ The-Hotelof-the-Future/ vices blog.oystercom/ho tels-of-the-future-a-dozen-high-tech-offerings-we-heart-3z68/ travel-brilliantlymarr site HUFFINGTON POST

This Is What The Hotel Of The Future Looks Like

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We've partnered with Marriott Hotels to highlight the best in futuristic hotel technology, from the concierge desk to your bedroom to check-out.


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