Hilton and Other Hotel Brands Extend the Smart Home into the Hotel

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By Jonathan Collins | 1Q 2018 | IN-5000


Hilton’s Upcoming Connected Room Project


Global hotel and hospitality giant, Hilton, says it will roll out smart home capabilities across its U.S. hotels next year. The rollout will follow current beta testing of its Connected Room technology in a single U.S. Hilton hotel. Hilton has 5,100 properties worldwide and, as other hotel giants increasingly looking to smart home technology adoption, we could be at the start of a broad revolution in hospitality. Hilton’s plans are of note because its technology extends control of room temperature, lighting systems, screens and appliances to a Hilton app on the guest’s own mobile device.

A Guest Mobile-Centric Strategy


According to Hilton, users will not only be able to control multiple devices in their rooms, but also personalize their room with the most ability to stream content from guest devices and other accounts to in-room TVs. Furthermore, guests will able to use voice commands to control their room or access their content. They will also be able to upload their…

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