Ever wondered what will hotel rooms are going to look like in 10 years time?
RoboButlers, 3D printers and face recognition entry systems are just a few of the many predictions experts believe will come as STANDARD in hotel suites of the future… Now try and imagine what’s in store for the upgrades?
Dr. James Canton, CEO of Institute for Global Futures (yes that’s a thing) is confident that articficially iteligent software agents would soon manage our bookings, and that our most basic room service would come with its own, personal robotic waiter.
“The future of travel is really exciting” he says, while “The new travel design science will help create highly personalized in-stay experiences.”
So what does that mean for us exactly?
Hotels.com have made a great video which gives you a rough idea of what to expect.
Crazy right? And there’s more. From Smart toilets to morphing beds, here’s a list of 15 futuristic hotel trends that will be coming our way:
Think iRobot, Will Smith.
2. Hologram In-room Concerts
In room-personalised experiences such as watching a holographic music concert or comedy show.
3. Smart toilets
The clever bogs would analyse your urine. sounds loo-dicrous but it’s happening.
4. 3D printers
Hmmm, think I’ll just print out a pair of shoes.
5. Hyper Connectivity
Think Iron Man / Minority report. Whatever you touch, becomes some kind of digital remote control.
Every surface will be touchscreen, reactive and interactive
6. Voice and Gesture control (obviously)
Javis? I mean, I want this… NOW!
7. Face recognition entry systems
8. DNA Mobile payments
Who needs ApplePay when you’ve got DNA?
9. Neuro-enhanced aromas
Feeling stressed? Your room will not only detect bad moods and tension, but would also try to aid you with interactive spa walls.
10. Neuro-dreaming device
A device that allows you to CHOOSE your own dream, WTF! Keep those dirty thoughts to yourself.
11. Morphing beds
Self-assembling and personalised bed and pillows based on neuro-feedback (meaning these beds will know what you’re thinking and adjust accordingly) WTF.
12. Live streaming mirrors
These need to get here fast, so I can have a shit and watch football.
13. Talk-back TV
If you’re anything like me and yell at your phone or computer screen when it’s running slowly, you might be shocked when it yell back at you.
14. Auto temperature adjusting system
Feeling cold? Not anymore. This clever system will will work out your body temperature and adjust the room accordingly.
Not sure how this would work if there’s more than one person in the room though? Hmm..
15. Special towels with pollution wipe nano coatings
Errr.. Not too sure about this one but it’s coming anyway.