This summer, guests staying in some Marriott International hotel rooms will have access to a new virtual concierge. Amazon announced the release of Alexa for Hospitality, a new version of the Amazon Echo smart speaker with Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant, specifically designed for hotels and other hospitality locations.
Each Alexa for Hospitality assistant is personalized for its specific location, so guests can ask Alexa to call the front desk, order room service, request a housekeeping visit or adjust in-room devices like lights, thermostats, blinds and TVs. Regular Alexa features will also be available. The Echo will automatically delete guests’ recording daily.