The Aloft Hotels brand has just unveiled its “Project: Jetson” experiment at two properties—Aloft Boston Seaport and Aloft Santa Clara. Guests at these hotels can control their room temperature, lighting, and more by telling the room what they want.
OK, they’re actually telling a Siri-equipped iPad (which comes with the room), but it’s still pretty cool to be able to turn your lights off without getting out of bed or turn on the AC as soon as you walk in the door. Sign in to your iTunes account and you can select different playlists by voice as well.
Aloft is a boutique brand in the Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide portfolio. There are more than 100 Aloft hotels now open in 16 countries, developed for the “always on, next generation of traveler.” Technology and vibrant design are at the forefront.
“Today’s early adopter, hyper-connected global traveler wants a level of personalization unlike ever before, and that means being able to control their hotel experience with the sound of their voice,” said Brian McGuinness, global brand leader, Aloft Hotels. “We’re thrilled to be the first hotel brand to bring voice-activation to our guests in this way.”
When guests arrive, they will launch a custom Aloft app on their in-room iPad. A personalized welcome screen explains the setup and offers a tutorial. The Aloft Voice-Activated Hotel Rooms also allow guests to browse the Internet and check the weather. At the end of each stay, all iPads are reset and all personal preferences are removed from the device.
For more about Aloft, visit the brand’s website.