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IHG Hotels & Resorts and Josh.ai Create Hotel Room of the Future

IHG Hotels and Resorts becomes the first global hotel company to partner with Josh.ai. The hotel company has designed a guest room of the future featuring Josh.ai technology for the Kimpton Rowan Hotel in Palm Springs, CA.

“Josh.ai has never been used in a hotel room before and we look forward to discovering how AI can be more widely adopted by our properties around the world. We take great pride in pushing ourselves when it comes to digital innovation in hospitality,” said Brian McGuinness, SVP, Global Guest Experience Shared Services, IHG Hotels & Resorts.

Josh.ai software allows for natural language processing, understanding multiple requests in one command. Josh.ai also promises the privacy of their customer’s information in all living spaces.

“At Josh.ai we are hyper-focused on delivering experiences that are simple, privacy-focused, and magical,” said Alex Capecelatro, CEO of Josh.ai.

Each brand for the “hotel room of the future” promotes well-being and performance. Some of these components come from other smart homes around the world including the following:

Josh Micro is expanding its capabilities beyond convenient and secure automation of the room by introducing built-in hotel concierge responses, ensuring guests are informed of everything the Kimpton and Palm Springs have to offer during their stay.

Ketra lighting, by Lutron, makes its hotel room debut, promoting well-being through tunable lighting that transitions with the natural rhythms of daylight. Guests can set the perfect mood by adjusting the color temperature from warm to cool, as well as the vibrancy and saturation of their lights.

Lutron shades seamlessly provide privacy while balancing exposure to daylight in the bathroom. 

Sonos speakers with an Arc soundbar tune every stay to the right beat with access to any genre, album, artist, or song. The room will filled with immersive and impeccable surround sound.

Samsung’s Frame TV transforms from an art piece to a high-performance 4K QLED display when guests are ready to watch their favorite content

DISH TV offers guests a fully integrated live entertainment experience with the power of voice or tactile control. Watching favorite channels, shows, sports, and movies have never been easier. 

Roku provides access to popular streaming platforms like Netflix, Hulu, and more so that guests can enjoy the comforts of home by binge-watching a show or turning on a movie. 

IPORT is powering Josh.ai’s unlimited manual control of the room with its sophisticated iPad mounting solution. Guests will always have access to adjust the room to their exact specifications through the user-friendly Josh app.

To learn more about the “hotel room of the future,” please visit the interactive digital tour and Josh.ai

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