• Amazon is bringing its Echo devices to hotel rooms across the country, starting with Marriott

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Amazon on Tuesday announced Alexa for Hospitality, a new program that lets hotel chains place Amazon Echo devices in guest rooms.
    The devices will be tailored to the hotel, so they'll allow guests to call the front desk, request supplies like a toothbrush, ask for hotel information, control the lights, or check out of their room.
    Amazon is working with Marriott International at launch, with Marriott hotels in North Carolina and California becoming the first to test out the program.
    A familiar voice may be there to greet you next time you stay in a hotel - Alexa.
    Amazon on Tuesday announced...
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  • Amazon expands Alexa Skills Kit and Voice Service to Spain and Italy ahead of Echo launch

    Amazon expands Alexa Skills Kit and Voice Service to Spain and Italy ahead of Echo launch

    5 monthes ago - By Venture Beat

    Amazon has announced that Alexa will soon be conversant in two additional languages, as the company finally opens the Alexa Skills Kit and Alexa Voice Service to developers in Italy and Spain. Alexa, the cloud-based “brain” and voice that powers Amazon's own Echo-branded lineup of smart speakers, as well as a number of...
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  • Amazon's Alexa is coming to Marriott hotel rooms

    Amazon's Alexa is coming to Marriott hotel rooms

    5 monthes ago - By Fast Company

    Now Marriott guests will be able to simply speak their hospitality wish to Echo to, for example, order room service or request housekeeping.
    The e-commerce giant announced on Tuesday that it has partnered with Marriott by placing its Echo devices in its rooms, reports Reuters. Now Marriott guests will be able to simply speak their hospitality wish to Echo to, for example, order room service or request housekeeping. Reports had stated that Marriott was also looking at Apple's Siri, but opted for Alexa. However, Marriott would only say that it has “great relationships with a number of...
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  • Amazon launches Alexa for Hospitality to bring voice-enabled services to hotel guests

    Amazon launches Alexa for Hospitality to bring voice-enabled services to hotel guests

    5 monthes ago - By Venture Beat

    Amazon has announced a new program designed to help hotels deploy Alexa's voice-enabled smarts across their properties. Though Amazon's Alexa-powered Echo speakers are growing in popularity across the domestic realm, helping users control their doors, lights, and search the web using nothing but their voice, the internet giant has been...
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  • Amazon launches an Alexa system for hotels

    Amazon launches an Alexa system for hotels

    5 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Alexa is coming to your hotel room. Amazon this morning is announcing a new program called Alexa for Hospitality, designed to bring its voice assistant technology to everything from chain hotels to vacation rentals. The system can be customized to include key guest information, like checkout time or pool hours; allows guests to request services like housekeeping or room service; and can be configured to control “smart” hotel room functions, like adjusting the thermostat or raising the blinds.
    Marriott is Amazon's launch partner on the new platform, which is notable not only for the...
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