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Ready For The Hotel Industry’s First Robotic Butler?

Aloft Hotels today announced an unusual hire: A robotic butler, or a Botlr, for short. A.L.O., as the cyber associate is known, is reporting for training at the Aloft Cupertino in California today. Its first day of work is Aug. 20. Created by robotics company Savioke, A.L.O. will help Aloft’s…

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Exclusive Interview: Frits Van Paasschen, Starwood CEO

Starwood’s global president and CEO plots the next phase of the hotel chain’s ambitious Middle Eastern expansion. Frits van Paasschen is a man who stands out from the crowd. At this year’s Arabian Hotel Investment Conference, an event teeming with dark suited hotel executives, he took to the stage wearing…

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