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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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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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Photo Drones Capture Aerial Shots of Hotels

Photo Drones Capture Aerial Shots of Hotels

Until recently, the only way to get aerial photographs and video of a hotel property has been to use a helicopter or small plane. That has meant dealing with high prices, unpredictable weather, and inherent danger. All that’s changing as ...

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