Date: October 2018
Location: Initially the USA
Name: The Autonomous Hotel
What: An innovative new hotel suite may be the future of hotels for business travellers, families and those looking for a hassle-free holiday. We take a look inside the Autonomous Travel Suite.
There seems to be no end in sight for driver-less technology. The latest industry to get hit by the craze is the hospitality industry, and the Autonomous Travel Suite seeks to bring guests a new, and mobile, hotel experience.
Who: Powered by the pioneering hospitality service Autonomous Interface, this independent guest room on wheels offers travellers a hotel experience unlike any other.
Featuring systems that allow you to work, sleep, eat and shower while being driven to and from your desired destinations, users of the Travel Suite will never have to lose any time on their commute again.
This will be especially useful for business travellers, who can now use their travel time more efficiently than ever, getting work done on the way to a business meeting or back to their hotel, without having to worry about driving or keeping their eyes on the road.
The Travel Suite is operated by a host hotel, named the Autonomous Hotel Chain, which is sort of like a mothership for these travelling guest suites.
They provide the infrastructure for the docking of the suite, which travels back to the host hotel at the end of the day to dock in a parent unit.
The parent unit provides the missing pieces of the guest suite, seamlessly integrating into one high-end hotel room, with the autonomous travel suite parking next to the parent suite and connecting directly into it.
The Autonomous Hotel also provides guest with the functions you would expect to find in a traditional hotel, such as lounge areas, meeting and conference facilities, swimming pools, bars, restaurants and housekeeping.
The Autonomous Travel Suite is not just for local commutes. It has been designed to withstand long-haul drives, and in the US, most major cities take around ten hours to get to, so this can cut out the hassle of travelling to the airport, waiting to board, touching down for a layover and transferring to your hotel.
This mobile suite is not a car, or a hotel room, but something in between, that allows you the freedom and flexibility to go from A to B in comfort and in the most efficient way possible.
The travel suite gives users space to roam around, and there is plenty of space for several people in the unit. It will also allow you to check in to the Autonomous Hotel well in advance of your arrival, so the transition from the road to the parent suite is as efficient as possible, saving you time and stress.
THPT Comment: Unless we have lost the plot, we are guessing it’s not April 1st and this is for real! The Autonomous Travel Suite company – Steve Lee of LAX based Aprilli Design Sturio, won the Radical Innovation Award at an annual event founded by the John Hardy Group in conjenction with Gloabl Allies and Sleeper Magazine.
First Seen: Including a great 2 minute video – TopHotel News