Industry Update
External Article15 August 2014

Meet the Company Designing Robot Bellhops for Hotels

share this article
1 min
wired.com

Imagine you’re a guest at a hotel. You realize you forgot to pack a toothbrush, so you call the front desk to have a fresh one sent up. A few minutes later, the room’s phone rings, and a voice alerts you to the arrival of a bellhop. Open the door, and there’s your new toothbrush. But instead of a human bellhop handing it over, there’s a three-foot-tall robot in your doorway.

Read the full article at wired.com

Related News

Study: America’s youth are super excited about robots working in hotels | washingtonpost.com

29 October 2014 — The robots may be coming for their jobs, but that isn’t stopping millennials from being excited about staying in hotels staff by robots. Research conducted by Software Advice delivered predictable findings — young people excited to try a new technology, and older people with little interest.
Read more

Aloft's Botlr explained in techcrunch.com Interview

25 August 2014 — techcrunch.com interviews Savioke's CEO Steve Cousins and Starwood's Global Brand Leader Brian McGuinness. The merry TechCrunch band took a trip to Cupertino last week to kick it with a small robot called Botlr made by robotics startup Savioke. The little android, outfitted with a fancy collar and racing stripes, brings small items from the front desk of the Aloft hotel, to the rooms of customers.
Read more

Video: Are Robots like Aloft's A.L.O. Killing Customer Service's Human Touch?

22 August 2014 — Savioke CEO Steve Cousins discusses how robotic labor is checking into hotels. He speaks on Bloomberg's  "Taking Stock." Last week, Starwood announced the hotel Industry's First Robotic Butler Reports for Duty at Aloft Cupertino in Silicon Valley. In this role, A.
Read more

#MeetBotlr: Aloft Hotels Recruits Robot to Join Team in Cupertino

13 August 2014 — Aloft Hotels, the tech-forward, innovation hub for millennial-minded travelers, is thrilled to announce the appointment of A.L.O. as the hotel brand's first Botlr (robotic butler). This charismatic cyber associate makes his debut at Aloft Cupertino today, making Aloft the first major hotel brand to hire a robot for both front and back of house duties.
Read more
    Advertisements