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First Robotic Butler Reports for Duty at Aloft Cupertino

First Robotic Butler Reports for Duty at Aloft Cupertino

STAMFORD, Conn.—Aloft Hotels has appointed the brand’s first Botlr (robotic butler), A.L.O. The cyber associate makes his debut at Aloft Cupertino today, making Aloft the first major hotel brand to hire a robot for both front- and back-of-house duties. In ...

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Marriott Expands Mobile Check-in, Checkout Services

Marriott Expands Mobile Check-in, Checkout Services

BETHESDA, Md.—As part of its global mobile strategy, Marriott International Inc. is announcing an expansion of the company’s mobile check-in and checkout feature. Now, 11 additional brands are joining the nearly 500 properties of the company’s flagship Marriott Hotels brand in ...

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Online Channels Continue to Lead Hotel Bookings

Online Channels Continue to Lead Hotel Bookings

NEW YORK—In the second quarter 2014, online channels—which include Online Travel Agents (OTAs), hotel websites (Brand.com), and global distribution systems (GDS) used by travel agents—continued to grow in popularity among individual business and leisure travelers, according to data from the ...

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LeDomaine Offers Google Glass for Guests

LeDomaine Offers Google Glass for Guests

Sardón de Duero, Spain—Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine, the abbey hotel and winery dating from 1146 in Spain’s Duero wine region, is 900 years old but it’s the first hotel in Europe to offer its guests Google Glass technology. “Google Glass is ...

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Radisson Blu Launches New Blog

Radisson Blu Launches New Blog

MINNEAPOLIS AND BRUSSELS—Radisson Blu today announced the launch of its newly designed travel magazine-style blog and an innovative way for like-minded travelers to share tips and knowledge about the destinations that surround their hotels. In a contest titled Social Eyes, ...

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