Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference
November 14–15, 2017
Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference
April 11–13, 2018
RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre
Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference
June 26-29, 2018
Angie Hospitality Introduces Advanced Voice-Command Technology to the Hotel Industry with Official Website Launch
Angie Hospitality 27 June 2017
San Jose, CA -- Angie Hospitality, creator of Angie, the world's first interactive 24-hour guest room assistant, Wi-Fi and room control technology solution, today announces the official launch of its newly-developed corporate website, designed to bring Angie's full suite of capabilities to the forefront of the hotel industry. The first phase of this highly informative and interactive website offers key decision makers detailed information on Angie's wide range of capabilities and benefits to hotel guests, as well as the value she can bring to hotel operations and revenue. The second phase of the site will also provide integration with angie.services, Angie Hospitality's password-protected online customer portal, in order to provide Angie's hotel partners with convenient access to personalized information and services."As the world's first voice-command technology purpose-built for hotels, we knew that our website had to communicate Angie's extensive capabilities to the market, while also reflecting her 'personality' and potential for the future," said Ted Helvey, CEO of Angie Hospitality. "We wanted to portray the solution with a website that adequately demonstrates all she can bring to the hotel industry and showcases how we aim to create an entirely new type of guest experience that leverages the power of voice command."Angie responds to a variety of guest requests using her advanced, multilingual voice and high-resolution touch screen interfaces. Guests have the option of making requests through Angie via simple voice commands, or they may choose to use her interactive touch screen as an alternate method of requesting hotel services or amenities, such as instantly connecting multiple guest devices to Wi-Fi, setting alarms, playing music, making phone calls, and confirming or taking reservations.In addition to maximizing the hotel stay experience for guests, Angie also offers a plethora of operational efficiencies to hotel management and staff. With her ability to recognize unoccupied rooms through the use of occupancy-sensing technology, Angie can be alerted to adjust temperature or lighting to help lower utility costs and help meet sustainability and efficiency goals. Her digital display screen can also be used to promote on-site amenities, such as sending and alerting guests of promotions for restaurants, spas and retail outlets to further increase hotel revenue opportunities. Hotels can also offer event organizers a way to engage and communicate with conference and meeting attendees, using a new interactive in-room medium."Curiosity about Angie and disruptive voice-command technology is exploding in the global hotel market right now. With our newly launched website, both current and potential users will now be able to more easily access helpful information on how best to implement the solution for the greatest benefit to their properties and guests," adds Helvey. "Angie allows hoteliers to create a unique and interactive guest experience, while greatly enhancing both operational efficiency and revenue opportunities."For more information on Angie and her full suite of capabilities, please visit www.angie.ai.
Angie Hospitality Partners with Fourteen IP's Evolution Voice Solution to Leverage Built-in Telephone and Internet Capabilities
Angie Hospitality 26 June 2017
San Jose, CA -- Angie Hospitality, creator of Angie, the world's first voice-activated hotel guest room assistant, purpose-built for hotels, announces the completion of a successful integration with Fourteen IP's EVOLUTION Voice, a leading cloud-based PBX solution powered by BroadSoft. Among other functionality enhancements, this new technology integration will allow guests of hotels equipped with both Angie and the EVOLUTION Voice system to make and receive calls using voice-command through Angie's built in telephone and integrated Bluetooth speakers.Fourteen IP's Managing Director, Neil Tolley, commented, "As an industry leader in cloud-based telephony for hotels, we are always looking for ways to improve and enhance our offering. Angie fit directly into our sweet spot of both telephone and internet, allowing us to offer our clients even more interesting capabilities, such as a voice-based in-room service agent and room controls, as well as guest and group engagement."EVOLUTION Voice is designed to replace existing on-premises telephone systems or PBX with a virtual phone system that is hosted remotely in secure data centers, offering enhanced business continuity, flexibility and scalability. It offers a comprehensive feature set for both guests and staff, including call center and mobility applications and works with most existing bedroom telephones.Ted Helvey, CEO of Angie Hospitality, commented, "Now more than ever before, technology is having a dramatic impact on the hospitality market and changing how hotels communicate with and serve their guests. Innovation is fundamental to both our companies, so we are delighted to partner with Fourteen IP. Through these types of partnerships, we intend to propel the industry forward in combining the powerful functionalities of telephony and Wi-Fi-based services to enhance guest satisfaction and operational efficiency."Angie Hospitality officially announced its cloud-powered, interactive guest room assistant in April of this year. The enterprise-class solution is purpose-built specifically to meet the needs of the hospitality industry. Some of Angie's key solutions include acting as a secure in-room Wi-Fi access point, serving as a 24-hour guest room assistant, offering convenient room control over things like lights and temperature, replacing the telephone, supplying a high-fidelity Bluetooth speaker and providing guest and group promotions through her interactive touch-screen.Angie is currently being implemented at multiple hotel properties in the U.S. and will be available for general distribution in North America and Europe in Q3 2017. For more information on Angie's full range of features, please visit www.angie.ai.Fourteen IP will be exhibiting their Cloud-powered PBX solution this week at HITEC 2017 in Toronto at booth # 1145. Angie Hospitality will be showcasing its award-winning voice-activated innovation at the E20X Pavilion.
Angie Hospitality to Showcase Revolutionary Guest Room Technology During Entrepreneur 20X Competition
Angie Hospitality 19 June 2017
San Jose, CA -- Angie Hospitality, creator of Angie, a revolutionary voice-based hotel guest room technology solution, will be competing in the Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) competition, taking place during day one of HITEC Toronto on June 26 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Angie Hospitality is one of 13 start-up contenders and will be pitching its innovative voice command solution with a four-minute presentation detailing Angie's key features, as well as her significant impact on guest communications and back-of-house operation protocol for the hospitality industry.The E20X competition features two eligible awards - the Judges' Award and the People's Startup Award. The Judges' Award is given to the start-up deemed most innovative and is chosen directly by the judging panel, with a trophy and grand prize of $5,000. The E20X People's Startup Award, also known as the crowd favorite, is chosen specifically by the conference attendees via the HITEC app."We are very pleased to have been selected to participate in HFTP's prestigious E20X competition at HITEC," said Ted Helvey, CEO of Angie Hospitality. "We designed Angie to solve multiple challenges that the hotel industry has struggled with for some time. Our solution presents an opportunity for hoteliers to advance their technological offerings to meet guest demands, while increasing operational and cost efficiencies -- and we are confident that the E20X judges and attendees will be excited about what Angie's groundbreaking innovation can contribute to the industry."Angie Hospitality officially announced its cloud-powered, interactive guest room assistant in April of this year. The enterprise-class solution is purpose-built specifically to meet the needs of the hospitality industry. Some of Angie's key solutions include acting as a secure in-room Wi-Fi access point, serving as a 24-hour guest room assistant, offering convenient room control over things like lights and temperature, replacing the telephone, supplying a high-fidelity Bluetooth speaker and providing guest and group promotions through her interactive touch-screen."The hospitality industry has a growing need for seamless and affordable integration between technology and guest service," adds Helvey. "With our team's decades of industry experience, we've seen this growing need firsthand, and spent a great deal of time talking with and learning from both guests and hoteliers about their wants and needs. Based on the information we received from these conversations, we ultimately created Angie as a unified solution to simplifying operational processes, while advancing guest experiences and convenience through technology."Angie is currently being implemented at multiple hotel properties in the U.S. and will be available for general distribution in North America and Europe in Q3 2017. For more information on Angie's full range of features or to schedule a time to visit the Angie Hospitality team during HITEC in the E20X Pavilion, please contact Dina Magdovitz at Dina@planapr.com. You may also visit www.angie.ai for more information.
Angie Hospitality Brings Voice-Based Guestroom Technology to Forefront of Industry as Winner of HTNG's 2017 TechOvation Award
Angie Hospitality 14 April 2017
"With the development of this disruptive technology, we sought to address vital needs for both hoteliers and their guests with an affordable solution that is capable of not only fulfilling those needs, but surpassing them in order to provide a truly memorable stay experience," said Ted Helvey, CEO and founder of Angie Hospitality. "We envisioned the ideal hotel, and asked ourselves what this hotel would be able to do for guests and staff alike. Angie is our answer to the industry's growing need for the seamless and affordable integration of technology and guest service."Featuring a highly intuitive multilingual voice interface that responds to both guest and staff requests, Angie brings guest service into the digital automation era, replacing an array of outdated devices and services by acting as a single source for virtually any guest need. With Angie, a simple voice command provides guests with the ability to order room service, transportation, make reservations or learn more details about the hotel or surrounding area. Using only their voice or Angie's touchscreen display, if preferred, guests can also make phone calls, play music, set an alarm and can even make use of a convenient night light that changes color based on user preference. Guests can also access news, weather reports, personal flight information, and more, making Angie's ability to act as a personal concierge virtually limitless.Acting as a robust in-room access point, Angie creates a private guestroom Wi-Fi network that ensures that guests can leverage a secure and reliable internet connection during each stay. Using open standards to easily integrate with existing hotel systems, Angie takes guest convenience even further by offering voice control over guestroom amenities such as lights, thermostat, television and drapes."With consumer technology evolving so quickly, guest demands and expectations are changing drastically with hospitality markets often struggling to keep up," adds Helvey. "In light of this, we are thrilled to be the winner of this year's TechOvation Award, and look forward to seeing Angie serve as the voice of the future for hoteliers around the world."Other deciding factors that led to Angie's selection by TechOvation judges include the platform's ability to store and automatically recall guest preferences such as lighting, temperature, alarm and television settings, as well as Wi-Fi passwords, each time they check into a hotel. For hotel chains, such data can be securely shared across their range of properties, providing guests with instant and customized convenience, no matter where in the world they visit.With the use of occupancy sensors, Angie also offers enhancements to operational efficiency by resetting temperature and lighting controls to preset levels when guestrooms are unoccupied. Its revenue enhancing abilities include sending customized promotions and informing guests of available amenities such as spa services or dining options, and even taking reservations.Angie is scheduled to be implemented at several hotel properties later this month and will be available for order beginning in late June for shipping in Q3. For more information on Angie's full range of features, please visit www.angie.ai.