What’s New in Hotel Online Distribution and Tech Trends? W4, January 2023

Here is your weekly industry news round-up. Check out the short snippets here and follow below for more details. 

  • Why the Waldorf Astoria Lusail is the most luxurious destination in Qatar? 
  • Experience the future of travel at Arival 360 Berlin 
  • New luxury hotel, The BoTree to open soon in London 
  • The Earth Amritsar – Trademark Collection by Wyndham 
  • New technology Servi makes its way to The Ameswell Hotel 

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Newshound, W4, Jan 2023

Waldorf Astoria Lusail – Qatar’s most luxurious new destination 

There are few hotel brands that signify luxury as much as Waldorf Astoria does. Now, the famous name is in Qatar, with Waldorf Astoria Lusail already welcoming guests to a world of timeless luxury and world-class hospitality. It is yet another reason for people to visit Qatar, a country renowned for its warm hospitality and commitment to excellence. The country is keen to help grow international visitor arrivals, with plans to welcome six million visitors a year by 2030.  


Time to explore the future of travel at Arival 360 Berlin  

Arival 360 Conference 2023 will take place in Berlin from 5-7 March. Arival 360 Berlin assembles leadership from across the in-destination experiences industry – tours, activities and attractions – to explore the major shifts and trends that will shape travel experiences across Europe in 2023 and beyond. Attendees will also have the opportunity to connect with leading tour and attraction operators, and network with key online travel agencies, distributors and technology potential partners. 


The BoTree Hotel to open July 2023 in London 

New luxury hotel The BoTree has announced its grand opening in July 2023. The hotel, designed by EPR Architects, is in the heart of London’s West End at the intersection of the Marylebone and Mayfair neighborhoods. The 199-room five-star hotel, complete with 29 suites, will feature bars; two destination restaurants, one of which will provide rooftop views of the city; a live music club; a boutique screening room and a fitness center. The BoTree will serve as the perfect base to discover the city’s iconic sights and unmissable events. 


Wyndham to debut trademark collection brand in India 

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts announced the signing of The Earth Amritsar, Trademark Collection by Wyndham, its first for the brand in India. Expected to open in early 2024, the 57-room heritage hotel will be operated in collaboration with Earth Suites & Resorts Private Limited. Located in the heart of Amritsar, the northwestern Indian state of Punjab and home to the famed Golden Temple, the holiest destination of the Sikh religion, the sprawling five-acre upscale The Earth Amritsar will offer a selection of rooms in two unique buildings. 


The Ameswell Hotel welcomes Servi for guest experiences & efficiency 

One of the most notable technological advancements at the Ameswell Hotel is the deployment of Bear Robotic’s Servi, a self-driving indoor delivery robot at Roger, the hotel’s main restaurant.  In recent years, Bear Robotics has experienced significant growth in its business. Since its establishment in 2017, the company has seen a threefold increase in its operations. Today, more than 5,000 of its robots are in use in various restaurants and hotels across the United States. 


That’s all folks! 

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