Imagine a guest room in which the curtains close automatically when the shower begins running, or a lift that is automatically called to a floor when a guest leaves his room.

Hotels should look to IoT technology to cut utility costs, head off costly maintenance and repairs, improve the gust experience by personalising interaction, and make the hospitality industry future-ready by harnessing current advances.

Whether it’s sensing guests waking up and infusing the smell of fresh coffee, or the use of smart golf balls – allowing bar staff to reward great scores with free drinks – or more practically, sensing overflowing bath tubs or power surges that set off alarms in Maintenance, this technology could soon be the game changer across the whole industry.

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