Earlier this month, Hotels.com released its Hotels of the Future study.
In partnership with futurist Dr. James Canton of the Institute for Global Futures, the study reveals what travelers can expect from a hotel experience in the year 2060. Here are five technology predictions that meeting planners and their attendees can look forward to in future hotels.
While some hotels already have a robot concierge, the study predicts that robobutlers will be available for attendees to program before arrival. These robots will be able to do everything from greet attendees at the airport to offer gourmet food service and even provide companionship and education.
Made-to-Order Morphing Hotels
If you build it, they will book. The study predicts that hotels will use nanotechnology to self assemble and morph from one design to another based on consumer votes. Made-to-order room environments, buildings or even entirely new theme-park-esque worlds could be possible in the next 20 years.
Several hotels offer attendees the option to borrow fitness shoes and attire, but what about building them? 3D Printers (or Makers) will be available in every hotel room for attendees to create items in real time that they may have left at home.
Hotels will not only provide a bed for attendees to sleep in, but they will also provide access to a neurotechnology that attendees can program with a dream theme to enjoy as they doze off.
RoboFlying Airport Transfers
Airport transfers will be speedier and certainly more high tech in the future. That includes self-driving pods, RoboFlying cars and even supersonic air travel that will help attendees avoid traffic and get to a meeting in no time.