Whitehall to be the First Voice-Enabled Senior Living Community

Leading developer and manager of senior living communities selects Volara - the voice hub for the hospitality industry - to power the voice-based resident experience

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18 December 2018
  • Volara Adds Accuracy Engine To Better Interpret Hotel Guest Requests Of Alexa

Volara Provides First Voice-Based Guest Engagement Solution for the Hospitality Industry

Residents of the new senior independent living community known as Whitehall at Lady's Island will have Amazon's Alexa at their beck and call. Whitehall at Lady's Island has selected Volara's conversation management solution and secure integrations hub to seamlessly manage voice-based resident engagement in a manner that is consistent with its commitment to guest privacy and data security.

Whitehall at Lady's Island, a new project of Whitehall Development Group & Phoenix Senior Living, will be the first senior living community in the world to bring the power of voice into its residences. The solution provided by Volara - the voice hub for the hospitality industry - is managing automated voice interactions with guests at luxury hotels across the country today. While health care is central to senior living communities, just as important is quality of life — which includes providing activities and community that enhances residency. The new solution will enhance the resident experience with interactions like:

"Alexa, what time does Yoga start today?"
"Alexa, can you recommend a place for dinner with friends?"
"Alexa, can you find something for my grandkids to do today?"
"Alexa, can you ask the nurse to stop by?"

"We're thrilled to announce our partnership with Volara and the deployment of Amazon's Alexa into our properties," said Thomas Schipper, Managing Partner of Whitehall Development Group. "Making sure our residents are inspired and engaged during their time with us is our top priority. Providing a senior living solution is not just about brick and mortar. It's about building a community and improving quality of life. Our collaboration with Volara is enabling us to achieve this objective."

"Volara is proud to be partnering with Whitehall Development Group to bring voice-enabled experiences to the residents of Whitehall," said David Berger, CEO of Volara. "Alexa provides a natural and frictionless interface that can improve the quality of life for all who use it."

About Whitehall Development Group

Whitehall Development Group focuses on senior living in secondary markets throughout the Southeast. The Group also develops commercial, multi-family, residential, or other projects that complement their senior living developments. The Group's partners have three decades of experience in operations, development, & ownership of businesses & real estate in healthcare, senior living, & other industries.

About Whitehall at Lady's Island

Whitehall at Lady's Island is a 95 Unit independent living project nestled on the banks of the Beaufort River with expansive 270-degree water views and is an 800-yard walk over Woods Memorial Bridge to downtown Beaufort. The project is part of a mix-use "live, work, play" community that blends residential, retail, and office with independent living.

About Volara

Volara is THE provider of custom voice-based solutions for the hospitality industry. It's the only provider of voice-based solutions to the hospitality industry with the Alexa for Business Service Delivery Designation from Amazon and is a launch partner of Alexa for Hospitality. Volara's proprietary software creates a hotel business tool atop the leading smart speakers and natural language processing platforms. Volara's proven best practices ensure high utilization rates and an optimal guest experience that creates personal and remarkable engagement with brands. Volara is the largest manager of Alexa devices in the enterprise today and over a million people have used voiced-based solutions powered by Volara. To learn more about Volara, visit https://volara.io/.

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