Singapore (Singapore) – September 8, 2015 (travelindex.com) – Hotel Technology Conference, Asia’s only dedicated platform for hotel CIOs, CTOs, Information Officers and E-commerce Directors, along with Savioke, the leader in creating autonomous robots for the services industry, are pleased to announce a partnership to bring Savioke’s Relay robot to Asia. Relay’s presence at HotelTech will mark its first trip outside the United States.
Relay is a state-of-the-art robot designed for autonomous delivery of items between people. His first application is in the hospitality industry, already delivering items and delighting guests at Starwood and InterContinental Group hotels in the U.S. Relay delivers snacks and amenities to hotel guests, enabling hotel staff to focus on other guests’ needs. With successful deployments in the U.S., Relay has a proven record of more than five thousand deliveries.
“Hiring talented staff members is becoming increasingly difficult in Asia, so hoteliers are looking toward technology innovations to help increase productivity,” said Alexi Khajavi, Executive Vice President of Questex Hospitality Group, the organizer of HotelTech. “Savioke’s Relay is the perfect solution to ease our manpower shortage and we are delighted to host the first occasion where Asian hoteliers will observe Relay in person.”
Relay will form an integral part of the HotelTech program, fetching amenities for delegates in the refreshment area and presenting gifts and drawings during the conference.
“We are very excited to introduce Relay to Asia-based hoteliers at a comprehensive platform such as HotelTech,” according to Steve Cousins, CEO of Savioke. “Relay is ready to make its debut in the fastest-growing market in the hospitality industry and demonstrate why our robot has been delighting U.S. hotel guests and improving guest satisfaction.”
Together with the co-located Hotel Management Singapore Summit, HotelTech 2015 expects over 350 delegates from across Asia Pacific. HotelTech 2015 is a partner event of TravelRave, Asia’s most influential travel trade festival. TravelRave 2015 provides a dynamic platform for business leaders and industry professionals to convene, share knowledge and insights, network and discover new business opportunities and celebrate Asian tourism at its best.
About Questex Hospitality + Travel
Questex LLC, headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts, with offices worldwide, is the largest multimedia organization in the world dedicated to travel and lodging. Questex drives revenue, productivity and value-creation for these related industries through strategic investment and deal-making forums, powerful lead-generation tools, interactive online business solutions, world-class events and industry-leading publications: Hotel Management and Hotel Design, and their online sites, hotelmanagement.net and hoteldesignmagazine.com.
Questex Hospitality Group, a division of Questex LLC, operates a variety of market-leading events throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific region, including the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) Summit Series: the International Hotel Investment Forum, held annually in Berlin; North America Tourism & Hospitality Investment Conference (NATHIC); Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum in Madrid (MR&H); Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference (RHIC); Turkey & Neighbours Hotel Investment Conference (CATHIC); and Asia Pacific Hotel Investment Conference (APHIC).
Savioke (pronounced “savvy oak”) is creating autonomous robots for the services industry. Savioke aims to improve the lives of people by developing and deploying robotic technology in human environments. Savioke was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.
About Hotel Technology Conference (HotelTech)
Into its 6th year, this annual conference focuses on how technology innovations can exceed guest expectation and improve internal efficiency. As the region’s only conference dedicated to subjects in this field, a total of 11 keynote addresses and panel discussions will explore the latest technological trends in hospitality.
For further information, please contact:
Event Marketing and Client Servicing Executive
Questex Hospitality + Travel
Tel: +852 2589 1321
Element Public Relations, on behalf of Savioke
Tel: +1 415 350 3019