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Starwood says hello to world's first voice-activated hotel room


Starwood says hello to world's first voice-activated hotel room

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has unveiled the results of its “Project: Jetson” experiment, with the debut of the world’s first-ever voice activated hotel room at Aloft Santa Clara.

When guests arrive, they will launch a custom Aloft app on their in-room iPad to control various aspects of their voice-activated room, including temperature, lighting, music and more. A personalized welcome screen will advise guests on how to set up their room and use their own voice with “Hey Siri.” Each iPad also offers a simple tutorial to guide guests through the setup process and answer any questions they may have.

The new Aloft Voice-Activated Hotel Rooms also allow guests to browse the internet, check the weather and more. At the end of each stay, all iPads are reset and all personal preferences are removed from the device.

The results of “Project: Jetson” are the latest innovation from the team at Aloft Hotels and were brought to life in collaboration with DigiValet, the iPad-based guest room solution for luxury hotels. Other tech-forward offerings from Aloft have included: Botlr, the world’s first robotic butler, currently employed at Aloft Cupertino and Aloft Silicon Valley; TiGi (“text it, get it”) the world’s first Emoji-only room service menu; and SPG Keyless, which allows guests to utilize their smartphones as room keys.

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