Your hotel room is about to get a whole lot smarter. Amazon announced a version of its popular Alexa personal assistant intended for use in lodging, under the moniker Alexa for Hospitality. Need to know what time the fitness center opens, or what’s in the house cocktail served at the bar in the lobby? All you have to do is ask her.
If you’ve stayed at a Marriott hotel lately, you may have already seen a version of the product. The international chain had been testing both Alexa and Apple’s Siri for in-room use, and announced their decision to install Alexa into their Marriott Hotels, Aloft Hotels, Autograph Collection, Westin Hotels & Resorts, and St. Regis Hotels & Resorts as soon as this summer.