Aloft Unlocks the First Voice Activated Hotel Room

Aloft Voice Activated

On top of temperature, lighting, music, and concierge control, the Aloft offering lets one to browse the internet, check the weather, and more.

Aloft, under Starwood Hotels, has introduced the first voice activated hotel room, affording new ways to interact using “Hey Siri.” Equipped with an iPad to run a custom app, each room has HomeKit-enabled accessories allowing guests control over temperature, lighting, and more.

The offering is available at the brand’s Boston Seaport and Santa Clara properties. A personalised welcome screen advises one on how to set up and use their voice with “Hey Siri.” The in-room iPad provides a basic tutorial, guiding patrons through setup as well as answer questions.

“Forget at the touch of your fingertips. Today’s early adopter, hyper-connected global traveller wants a level of personalisation unlike ever before. That means being able to control their experience with the sound of their voice,” said Brian McGuinness, Global Brand Leader at Aloft Hotels.

On top of temperature, lighting, music, and concierge control, the new voice activated hotel room by Aloft allows one to browse the internet, check the weather, and more. At the end of each stay, all iPads are reset and personal preferences removed from the device to protect privacy.

The results of ‘Project: Jetson’ make up the latest innovation from the team of dreamers and doers at the hospitality chain and were brought to life in collaboration with DigiValet, an iPad-based guest room solution for luxury hotels.