Trends in hotel decor have shifted in the last few years. From elaborately decorated spaces designed to generate a ‘wow’ response when the guest comes through the door, the move has been toward neutral backdrops that allow the individuality of the customer to shine through.
We have just returned from one of the biggest events in the hospitality calendar, HITEC Amsterdam 2018. It was a great show and smart technology was the hot topic of the conference. We were delighted to have met with a whole host of multinational hotel chains with our partners FourteenIP and HPE Aruba to discuss the most effective way to manage wireless power and monitor guest behaviour via wireless power. Our biggest takeaway was that smart wireless power is in high demand, bringing value for both brands and guests in connection with analytics. In terms of scaling, it’s no longer ‘if’ wireless power is deployed, but ‘when’ and ‘how’.
Over the past couple of months the Chargifi team has been immersed in the hospitality world, attending events such as HNTG and HOSPACE, and we have experienced real interest in wireless charging and technology innovation from this sector. This is being driven by the trend for connected hospitality – a digital guest experience with the smartphone at the centre of it