External Article29 October 2014
Study: America’s youth are super excited about robots working in hotels
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.
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26 September 2014 — The latest hospitality trend these days is taking extreme, and often unnecessary, measures to impress hotel guests. We’re not talking basic room upgrades and an artisanal chocolate on your pillow. We’re talking teleportation chambers and robot butlers.
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.
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.
15 August 2014 — 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.
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.