Is this the future of room service?

The future of room service has arrived, with a number of hotels are now giving the job to robots instead of humans.
The Crowne Plaza San Jose-Silicon Valley hotel and the Aloft Hotels brand of Starwood Hotels are utilising androids in the hospitality sector, both created by Savioke.
Dash is the latest addition to the Crowne Plaza brand, that is owned by Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG). It stands 3ft-tall and weighs less than 100lbs.

The robot can navigate between floors travelling at the same speed as a human, and can even call the lift using a special Wi-Fi sensor.
Gina LaBarre, vice president, Americas Brand Management, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, IHG, said: ‘We are delighted to introduce Dash to our guests at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Milpitas.
‘Given the hotel’s location in the heart of Silicon Valley, I expect our guests to be impressed by the technological sophistication of the robot.’

Steve Cousins, CEO of Savioke said: ‘We’re excited to see the updated version of our Relay robot find a home at this Crowne Plaza hotel.
‘With more than 300 guest rooms, this is the largest hotel to use our robot technology, and as Dash becomes a fixture at the hotel, we look to hearing some great stories from guests and staff alike.’
Aloft Hotels first Botlr, dressed to impress
Aloft Hotels first Botlr, dressed to impress
When Dash arrives at the guest room, it phones the guest to announce its arrival, delivers the requested items, and makes its way back to the front desk where it can dock itself into its own charging station.
Based on testing at the Milpitas hotel, the Crowne Plaza brand will determine whether or not to roll out the robot at other properties.
And Aloft Hotels have their very own robotic staff member too, A.L.O, the hotel brand’s first Botlr (robotic butler).
In this role, A.L.O. the Botlr is on call as a robotic operative where it assists the Aloft staff in delivering amenities to guest rooms.
Professionally ‘dressed’ in a custom shrink-wrapped, vinyl collared uniform and nametag, A.L.O. accepts tweets as tips as its wheels whizz it from task to task.
The charismatic cyber associate made its debut at Aloft Cupertino in California, U.S, last August.
Botlr is also in operation at Aloft Silicon Valley (introduced in early 2015) and will soon be making an appearance at the Aloft South Beach hotel in a few weeks.
Speaking when the robot was first introduced, Mr Cousins said: ‘We are thrilled to introduce our robot to the world today through our relationship with Aloft Hotels.
‘In our early testing, all of us at Savioke have seen the look of delight on those guests who receive a room delivery from a robot.

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