Hotel Show in Dubai Launches Hotel Tech Innovations Feature

DUBAI, UAE—The Hotel Show Dubai 2016 is set to debut a dedicated new technology innovations feature when it opens next month.

Tech start-ups and major global brands will launch innovative new products in the Tec-Innovation Zone, to feature alongside The Hotel Show’s extended list of exhibitors and TecSec Summit conference. Combined, the Technology and Security Pavilion now takes up almost a quarter (22%) of the event’s 17th edition.

Sponsored by LG Electronics, the Tec-Innovation Zone will showcase the world’s first OLED Hotel TV (LG); hotel guest private WiFi network options (Airangel); digital F&B menu solutions (dyna-menu by Dunamis); SIP hospitality business phones with integrated DECT (VTech); an innovative left-items returns service (Return Hound) and more.

“In the past, consumers looked for a hotel with a clean room and a comfortable bed but today’s traveler is looking for a totally new level of comfort and convenience that only technology can provide,” commented Audai Altaie, director of sales at LG Electronics MEA. “LG next generation technology for hotel rooms and public spaces cater to those hoteliers seeking inventive, immersive solutions that offer an unrivalled guest experience.”

LG will be unveiling the world’s first OLED hotel TV to the Middle East market for the first time at the Tec-Innovation Zone alongside a Pro:Centric Direct hotel content management system which provides solutions such as 1-click service and IP-network-based remote management.

Altaie added: “This is an ideal platform to reveal our new OLED Hotel TV. With this launch we aim to revolutionize the luxury hospitality industry in the Middle East by offering the best picture quality available, promising a lasting impression on today’s most discerning business and leisure travelers. The razor-thin 55- and 65-in. class TVs combine the stunning picture quality of OLED with LG’s industry-leading hotel TV technologies.”

Alongside the Tec-Innovation Zone, more than 75 technology and security suppliers will showcase extended ranges of the latest products and services of interest to the region’s hospitality industry including Bang & Olufsen, GREENTEC Automation DMCC, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, SALTO Systems; dorma+kaba, and INTEREL.

INTEREL has the largest stand planned for the 2016 Technology and Security Pavilion. It is set to showcase its online water management system, awarded ‘Most Innovative Hospitality Technology of 2016’ at the Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG) TechOvation awards.

Florian Gallini, Group CEO of INTEREL, commented, “This ground-breaking solution, and a world’s first for the hospitality industry, enables hoteliers to take sustainability and guest experience in their hotels to a whole new level with digital guest controls for showers, basins and more, enabling constant optimization through online data collection and central monitoring of hotel room water usage.”