We can’t say the post-Covid era has begun 一although our current worldwide situation looks more promising than it was a couple of months ago一, but the travel industry is indeed adopting some permanent changes already. What is certain is that technology will play a huge role in the future.
From robotic butlers, lockers with fingerprints and bed monitors that allow you to customize the room to your own sleeping preferences, some of the ideas may seem a bit unrealistic, but the truth is that the technology to achieve them is already available. Hotel of Tomorrow is indeed a project involving hotel brands, owners, operators, consultants, students and suppliers that envisions the future of the hospitality industry.
For example, not far from today, you’ll probably be able to pay for your stay with cryptocurrencies, something that today is only possible in specific industries, but it’s surely going to expand to the hospitality industry as well. The Journey Pebble, on the other hand, is a wearable pebble that will encode your hotel preferences and save you both time and money.
Moreover, after contactless technology has become so popular today, future guests will likely manage everything from their smartphone next time they book a stay, from checking in to accessing their rooms. Less humans, more technology.
Customizable and personalized solutions are expected in the near future, and it will all circle around the guests’ needs. Another winning concept from the Hotel of Tomorrow project is the possibility to adjust the climate in your room 一that is, controlling the temperature, the humidity, the lights and even background noise一 all from an app in your phone.
It may sound fantastic now, but soon we’ll be booking our stay in space at the Voyager Station thanks to Gateway Foundation.