Singapore: Hotel Technology Conference (HotelTech) – Asia’s only dedicated platform for hotel CIOs, CTOs, Information Officers and E-commerce Directors – along with Savioke, the leader in creating autonomous robots for the services industry, are pleased to announce a partnership to bring Savioke’s Relay robot to Asia. Relay’s presence at HotelTech will mark its first trip outside the United States.
Relay is a state-of-the-art robot designed for autonomous delivery of items between people. His first application is in the hospitality industry, already delivering items and delighting guests at Starwood and InterContinental Group hotels in the U.S. Relay delivers snacks and amenities to hotel guests, enabling hotel staff to focus on other guests’ needs. With successful deployments in the U.S., Relay has a proven record of more than five thousand deliveries.
“Hiring talented staff members is becoming increasingly difficult in Asia, so hoteliers are looking toward technology innovations to help increase productivity,” said Alexi Khajavi, Executive Vice President of Questex Hospitality Group, the organizer of HotelTech. “Savioke’s Relay is the perfect solution to ease our manpower shortage and we are delighted to host the first occasion where Asian hoteliers will observe Relay in person.”
Relay will form an integral part of the HotelTech program, fetching amenities for delegates in the refreshment area and presenting gifts and drawings during the conference.
“We are very excited to introduce Relay to Asia-based hoteliers at a comprehensive platform such as HotelTech,” according to Steve Cousins, CEO of Savioke. “Relay is ready to make its debut in the fastest- growing market in the hospitality industry and demonstrate why our robot has been delighting U.S. hotel guests and improving guest satisfaction.”
Together with the co-located Hotel Management Singapore Summit, HotelTech 2015 expects over 350 delegates from across Asia Pacific. HotelTech 2015 is a partner event of TravelRave, Asia’s most influential travel trade festival. TravelRave 2015 provides a dynamic platform for business leaders and industry professionals to convene, share knowledge and insights, network and discover new business opportunities and celebrate Asian tourism at its best.
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