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Mariott presents new «Tech-Friendly» hotel rooms

Mariott presents new «Tech-Friendly» hotel rooms

King-Guest room, Courtyard Miami Downtown

Chain Marriott , has presented its new hotels «Tech-Friendly» travel «milennials» …

Millennial is the abbreviation for «Millennial generation» , or generation born between approximately 1980 and 2000. They are also called «Generation Y», «eco boomers», «internet generation», or «the next generation» and they are the people who have had access to all kinds of technology, mobiles, computers, etc. since childhood. (In other words, if we are already «somewhat» older, these will not be our favorite hotels.)

For this project they have partnered with IKEA , and the first hotel will be located at Milan’s Malpenza airport by 2014.

This brand of hotels is called Moxy and they will be specifically dedicated to attracting these types of travelers, thanks to their design, accessible services and reasonable prices.

In his presentation, a Marriot executive clarified that » Moxy is created for travelers of the» next generation «, not of Generation X (or those born between 1964 and 1980) … and for people with a» young sensitivity » ..

And what are millennial travelers looking for? Or what is that about «young sensitivity»? The designers basically point out 3 points:

The economy : Prices will range between 80 to 100 dollars . Considering that this generation of millennials live largely unemployed, prices seem to be an important key. Furthermore, they assume that this generation does not need to pay for things like the concierge or room service. (things that apparently Generation X does value)

Total self-sufficiency . » We have learned that these types of consumers want to be self-sufficient, but even so, they will seek to be able to meet socially in appropriate places, either physically or digitally. » » No element is too small to be tested by these expert travelers » says Ramesh Jackson , vice president of Moxy hotels. (I think that here comes the concept contributed by IKEA and its «do it yourself»  philosophy  or business model).

Experience in technology . The rooms will be functional and well designed. Simple, clear and without luxuries. But equipped with » tech amenities » such as USB ports or flat screen TVs. The hotels will have «plug and meet» areas with computers, 56-inch television and free Wi-Fi connection . You can also check-in from your mobile phone. They even follow all the digital ada compliance guidelines that you need to know!

Something they have not mentioned is the  location  of these hotels. Given that the first hotel to open will be at an airport and not in the city center … this makes us wonder if … this is really what these types of clients want: hotels on the outskirts of cities? . Only time will tell..

Via TIME, Business & Money. Photo by Marriott.com

Cada vez son más las aerolíneas que incluyen WIFI en sus vuelos

Cada vez son más las aerolíneas que incluyen WIFI en sus vuelos

Foto de Niallkennedy

Internet forma totalmente parte de nuestras vidas y ya existen varios estudios que destacan la influencia de una buena conexión a Internet a la hora de escoger cualquier servicio. Para reservar un hotel por ejemplo ya resulta evidente que entre un establecimiento sin WIFI y otro que la ofrece la decisión es muy clara para la inmensa mayoría de los viajeros.

Las compañías aéreas no podían quedarse indiferente ante este auge de la Red en nuestras vidas y cada vez son más las aerolíneas que ofrecen conexión a WIFI durante sus vuelos. ¡Ya no es necesario matar el tiempo con las insulsas revistas de a bordo o visionando esa película que ya hemos visto 3 veces!

Las pioneras han sido las compañías americanas que han ofrecido este servicio en la clase Business y que lo están ampliando poco a poco a la clase turista. Algunas compañías solo proporcionan enchufes de alimentación eléctrica o vía USB en algunas filas de asientos turista por lo que es necesario preguntarlo a la hora de hacer el check-in para no quedarse «desenchufado».

Curiosamente las compañías que ofrecen WIFI no lo han publicitado mucho hasta ahora a pesar de la inmensa popularidad que tiene este servicio para todos los usuarios. Para ayudaros a escoger con quién volar os adjunto una lista de las aerolíneas que han añadido esta prestación en sus vuelos aunque os recomendamos reconfirmar este hecho en el momento de hacer la reserva.

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