11 Ways Mobile Technology Could Change Hotel Experience


In such a short amount of time, mobile technology has changed the way that the world does just about everything. There’s no doubt about it; smart mobile devices are dictating how we live our lives.

With these mobile devices in our hands, and media and information up in The Cloud, there are limitless possibilities for access.

This is a game-changing development for the hospitality industry.

It is opening a variety of delivery mechanisms for personal guest services that are affordable, efficient and easy to use. Not only is it now easier to travel the world, it is also easier for hotels to operate and could change how guests interact with a hotel.

The futuristic hotel room’s take on mobile technology

As a service to our members and the industry, HFTP researches and educates about the future of guest room technology through GUESTROOM 20X. This futuristic guest room exhibit features the latest and near-future technologies for a modern hotel room. A new version of the hands-on exhibit is produced every other year, with the next one debuting at HITEC 2012 in Baltimore, Md. on June 26.

The most talked about items from the 2010 version have to do with mobile-friendly technologies. If this trend continues, how we think of hotels will soon vastly change.

11 ways a guest’s hotel experience could drastically change

Mobile technology has the potential to make many things in today’s hotel room drastically different, if not obsolete. In the near-future, you could be interacting with your hotel room in ways you haven’t even though about – all because of your mobile device. And since many of these technologies are already available to implement in your hotel, it’s only a matter of time. (Read More)

Published in: http://www.hospitalitynet.org  | By: Frank Wolfe

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About hospitalitytechnology

Technology is making greater and greater inroads into our lives. Right from when we wake up in the morning to when we head to sleep – we cannot imagine a life without the gadgets and gizmos that make life easy and interesting. When we travel and stay in hotels, our expectations are no different. We expect all the technological amenities we easily access at home if not more. The hospitality industry in increasingly accessing technology to wow guests, optimize their use of manpower, control hotel functions in an integrated manner and on the whole reduce costs while increasing efficiency. This blog is meant to track these technological changes happening in the hospitality sector. The growing move towards sophisticated hotel ERP, the growing use of cloud computing, the rapidly changing customer facing devices – smart phones and iPads, the increasing security concerns and more. Expect to find interesting articles, whitepapers, thoughts, and observations. Feel free to comment and even mail us content that you don’t mind posted here. Happy reading!
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