Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, ON, Canada
Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference
November 14–15, 2017
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.