Hi-tech hotels: the future, or just weird? JustFly investigates


In today’s society, we’ve adapted and integrated technology more quickly in our lives than ever before. From our handheld smart devices, to different personal robotic assistance beginning to fill our homes, it seems that we’ve become more dependent on our tech toys than ever before. Though this tech-centric lifestyle is compatible for most, when it comes to the travel scene, most opt to unplug while abroad. But what happens when our tech-getaways suddenly become an entrance into a world where even hotel staff are becoming automated (and animated) robots?  JustFly reviews the world’s top tech hotels to see if they’re really that cool, or just pretty weird.

First on the list, The Henn na Hotel in Japan (or otherwise known as the weird hotel, coincidence? We think not). For those who’ve never heard of this place before, it’s a state of the art run facility where guests are greeted by English-speaking female humanoids with blinking lashes, or even a Jurassic-park inspired raptor with a tiny little concierge hat. Luggage is transported to your reserved rooms by an automatic porter, and the process is almost completely automated at the push of a single button. As part of an amusement park, the hotel also promotes facial recognition systems in order to validate a guest’s reservation, or even allow them access to their room. This entire hotel truly ...

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