CytexOne Installs One-of-a-kind Tech for Unique Travel Experiences
Tech-savvy travelers and trade shows like CES are transforming the hotel landscape, sometimes literally. Industry experts agree that hotels are one of the areas ripest for innovation due to the long life of their property assets. Trends like voice recognition and artificial intelligence are drastically improving the consumer experience. We’ve put together a down and dirty list of Las Vegas hotel technology must-haves that will keep your guests digitally satisfied in Sin City.
Cutting-edge In-room Technology
The remote control is not a new piece of hotel room technology, but the systems it can now automate are advanced and highly personalized. With the press of a single button on a remote or touchscreen, guests can dim the lights, adjust the thermostat, open the blinds and turn on the television. Visitors can also create ‘scenes’ which allow them to quickly recall a particular group of room settings, making the space customizable to their needs.
Just Say the Word — Voice Control
The Wynn in Las Vegas was one of the first hotels in the world to introduce Amazon’s Echo. This hands-free voice-controlled speaker will allow guests to control different hotel room features through a series of voice commands. Alexa, the brains behind Echo, provides guests with added convenience and the ability to adjust room lights, temperature, shades, and the television just by asking. Alexa can also answer questions, read the news, set timers, and check sports scores.
Soon to be gone are the days of waiting in line to receive your room key. In fact, the keys are nearly obsolete too. Digital hotel technology is revamping the check-in experience and streamlining front desk operations. Our smartphones already serve many functions including as a camera, computer, television and a phone of course. Adding mobile check-in to the list is natural. Using their smartphone, guests can check-in at a hotel from anywhere in the world. Additionally, that same phone can be employed as a virtual key, putting more control in the hands of your guests.
Wireless Internet Access
Yes, we agree wireless internet access sounds like a no brainer. Nearly every hotel now offers Wi-Fi. But with our increasing dependence on wireless devices, hotel guests must have confidence that they’ll be able to keep in touch and quickly engage with the digital world during their stay. Does your hotel offer reliable, speedy internet access? Discerning guests now expect to be able to access the World Wide Web in their room, at the bar, in the lobby and poolside.
Guests are already attached to their smart devices so why not put more control in the palm of their hands by providing free apps that allow them to easily access hotel services and amenities. Customized apps not only give guests more information about the hotel’s offerings but also enable them to do things like order room service, make a dinner reservation, book a spa appointment, or set a wake-up call.
While our list of exceptional hotel technology must-haves is concise, we did want to take the time to highlight a few additional technologies worth mentioning. Here’s our honorable mentions list.
- Underwater speakers for swimming pools
- Smart toilets with built-in electric seat heater
- 3-D image projection for conference rooms
- Virtual golf simulator
- Robotic butler that delivers towels poolside
- Shape shifting lobby installations
- Flash valet, send a text in advance, so the car is ready to go when you arrive
Want to learn more about how the right hotel technology can enhance the guest experience and improve operational efficiency? Contact us to start a conversation.