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Travel Tip: New Technology in Hotel Bathrooms

Image Credit: Stephanie Ervin

Locations in this article:  Budapest, Hungary

Image Credit: Stephanie Ervin

What does artificial intelligence have to do with your next hotel stay?

A lot more than you might imagine.

At the Irvine Marriott Hotel in California, the company installed an Internet-connected mirror with the shower.

Why? The hotel company figured out that some of us come up with our best creative ideas in the shower.

When the steam fogs up the mirror, it creates a digital whiteboard on a section of the door that allows you to draw all over the glass with your fingers and then email your creations back to you.

There are also mobile powered room keys with a Facebook Messenger chatbot that lets you set your own wake-up calls and order room service.

If all this technology sounds cutting edge, I see one big problem—at least with the shower thought mirror.

I’m sure it’s helping to develop some great ideas. But it might be working too well. Let’s face it—some of us think more slowly than others.

Combine that with the shower experience, and I can’t wait for Marriott to get its water bill.

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