18:07 12 December 2017
Marriott International has recently collaborated with Samsung and Legrand to launch the global hospitality industry’s first Internet of Things (IoT) hotel room.
The IoT Guestroom Lab is powered by Marriott’s own innovation lab and can be found in Maryland, where the company’s corporate headquarter is located. The new concept is expected to explore the potentials for significantly elevating the guest experience by creating more efficient hotel room designs and construction models.
Stephanie Linnartz, Global Chief Commercial Officer, Marriott International said in a statement: "We know that our guests expect to personalize almost everything in their lives, and their hotel experience should be no different. By teaming with best-in-class partners, we are leveraging mobile and voice-enabled technology to give our guests the ability to set up the room to best meets their needs – whether that is creating the ultimate relaxation environment or one that enables productivity for business travelers."
The capabilities of the technology involved can change the entire landscape of the hospitality industry. It can be the key to improving global guest experience as it can help hotels keep up with the changing needs of their customers.
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