Amazon wants Alexa in each room of the hotel

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Amazon is doing a good job to get the Alexa virtual assistant in our houses by means of a growing range of Echo devices. But what if we are not at home? Amazon has a solution for.

Today Amazon announced Alexa for the Hospitality. Amazon has invited hotels, vacation rentals, and other hospitality locations” to implement Alexa for their customers. In other words, adding an Ultrasound device to each room, so that you can communicate with Alexa to find out the information they need on vacation.

Alexa Hospitality will allow guests to access hotel and resort information, but also to contact the staff of the hotel for the service as well as play music as requested through iHeartRadio and TuneIn. Personal music will be available via Amazon Music, Spotify and Pandora, and Audible is at hand for listening to audio books.

The service will be adjusted, so that each hotel or resort for their opening times and locations for various facilities such as the pool or fitness center. Alexa can be connected on the lighting, AC, blinds, and the TV, so that the control of the voice, and thousands of Alexa skills will be accessible. Say “Alexa, order the wine” will result in a bottle is brought to your room, for example.

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Daniel Rausch, a Vice-President of Amazon explained, “Alexa Hospitality makes your stay at the hotel a little more like home and gives hospitality providers new ways to create memorable stay for their guests.”

The first company to embrace the Alexa Hospitality Marriott International. Guests will find an Echo device in the rooms of Marriott Hotels, Westin Hotels & Resorts, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, Aloft Hotels, and Autograph Collection Hotels. Only selected properties to add Alexa in the first instance, with the roll-out beginning this summer.

Although convenient for the guests, Amazon is promising to Alexa Hospitality will benefit owners through google analytics. A hotel will be able to measure engagement and to link the feedback to see how they could improve services to enhance the experience.

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