Aloft’s ‘smart hotels’ will let you control your room with Siri

“Siri has a new home,” Roger Cheng reports for CNET.

“Apple’s digital assistant will have a permanent place in special voice-activated rooms at select Aloft Hotel locations,” Cheng reports. “Each room has an iPad running a custom Aloft app, which allows a guest to control lighting and room temperature and to explore local attractions through speech.”

Cheng reports, “Aloft, owned by Starwood Hotels, launched the service at its Boston Seaport and Santa Clara, California, locations.”

Read more in the full article here.

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  1. Millennials are taking over. The hospitality industry is increasingly catering to them, even at wilderness resorts. They must be connected at all times, like embryos in the womb, lest they die of data deprivation. They won’t be helpless, though, as long as virtual agents are available to do their bidding. The Wi-Fi signal had better be good and strong.

    Hell, in the old days we’d rub two sticks together to make a campfire (OK, strike a match). Young folks nowadays don’t care to lift a finger. Instead, it’s “Hey Siri, make it warmer! And while you’re at it send up a bottle of Dom Pérignon so we can celebrate that new IPO!” Take some of the buyout money and put it in a mattress, that’s all I have to say. And stay away from bitcoin.

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