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Marriott launches ‘hotel room of the future’

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Marriott launches ‘hotel room of the future’

Marriott International has teamed up with technology companies Samsung and Legrand to launch a trial “Internet of Things (IoT) hotel room”.

The “smart” room incorporates mobile and voice-activated room controls, and “intuitive” lighting, and allows guests to ask a virtual assistant for a wake-up alarm, to start a yoga routine on a full-length mirror, request housekeeping services and start the shower at the desired temperature stored in their customer profile, all by voice or app.

Stephanie Linnartz, global chief commercial officer of Marriott International, said: “We know that our guests expect to personalise almost everything in their lives, and their hotel experience should be no different.”

Marriott, Samsung and Legrand will analyse feedback after three months; guests will start to see elements of the technology in hotel rooms within the next five years.

James Stansberry, senior vice-president and general manager of Artik IoT, Samsung Electronics, said: “Partnering with Legrand and Marriott, we can offer users unprecedented levels of control and personalisation, thanks to our end-to-end IoT services powered by the Artik platform and the SmartThings Cloud.”

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