Emerging Trends in Luxury Hotel Technology

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Luxury hotels around the globe are always striving to keep up with the latest and greatest in trends and the most sought after amenities. Here are a handful of popular ideas we’re seeing hotels transform to fit the needs of their luxury guests:

Relax and Read: Fewer and fewer guests are hauling heavy books with them to their luxury destinations, and now many luxury hotels are providing guests with e-readers to make their guests more comfortable. After all, there’s nothing that says comfort like a good book!

High-Tech Communication: Sometimes hotel guests would prefer to connect through other technologies besides the standard hotel phone, and now that little dream is a reality. Many hotels now offer an opportunity to connect with hotel staff via iPad (guests can check in this way) and Gallery Host, a self-serve Kiosk that can be used to avoid lines at a traditional front desk.

Lobby to Tech Center: Hotels are now transforming the lobby into a center for technology instead of leaving the space for worn furniture and guests waiting for check-in. ‘GoBoards’ and information screens are now often used for providing guests with information like weather updates, great local restaurants and directions to landmarks.

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