5 Best Tech Gadgets for Hotels in 2020

5 Best Tech Gadgets for Hotels in 2020
September 15, 2020 tiarna

When guests visit your hotel, you always go that extra mile to wow them with your service, but what could you be doing to go that extra step?

Fitting your room with the newest tech gadgets can create a truly unique and memorable experience for your guests. What’s even better is that many tech gadgets will help to make your staff much more efficient. At Polytron, our products are designed to impress and have been featured in hotels around Australia. Since working with some of the country’s top hospitality brands, we’ve gained an insight into what really wows both our clients and their customers. That’s why we’ve put together 5 of the best tech gadgets for hotels in 2020:

RFID Locks

Hotel keys have seen a significant transformation across the decades beginning with a typical humble key then transforming into cards to be inserted into handles, the next stage in their development is one to watch. Radiofrequency identification or RFID cards are a great hassle-free system that only requires a single tap. At the moment, this is the most user-friendly and secure way to have your guests access their rooms. Keep an eye out though for new key systems though since many companies are looking to develop a system that will unlock doors via your guests’ mobile phones.

Virtual Concierge

The way the service and hospitality industry works has truly revolutionised this year. A virtual concierge can not only assist guests when your in-house team is occupied but can also help you adhere to any restrictive capacity guidelines. It removes the need for excess staff and will maintain your workflow for you. A virtual concierge is also a helpful tool for hearing impaired guests as all instructions and information can be displayed visually rather than through spoken communication as would normally be done by staff.

Smart Mirrors

A smart mirror may sound useless initially, after all the purpose of a mirror is to reflect, right? Smart mirrors have been truly redefining guest experiences with considerable advancements in the technology being made every year. Some smart mirrors can function as a TV, virtual concierge, resource centre and more. The TV functionality of these mirrors opens up the doors to advertise any additional product or service offerings that your guests may be interested in, making smart mirrors not only smart in their design but in how they can increase profit by upselling services.

Switchable Glass

Giving privacy with the touch of a button, switchable glass is a great way to give your guest the flexibility of having as much or as little visibility as they want between what would typically be regular walls or windows. Switchable glass removes the need for blinds in a space and is a great divider between the bedroom and the bathroom, offering a much more open plan and modern feel. So whether it is a family who is requiring that privacy or a couple who are comfortable with a more transparent screen, our Polyvision switchable glass allows the guest to control this however they please. 

Smart Faucet

From saving you money to being highly eco-friendly, smart faucets can help you to hugely reduce your water usage by only turning on when they sense motion. This means you can say goodbye to guests forgetting to turn a tap off or leaving them on through the whole duration of brushing their teeth. Another excellent part of smart faucets is that there is no need for touching the faucet to turn it on or off due to their motion sensor. The sensor reduces the risk of contamination which is especially helpful during a time when keeping your hotel hygienic is vital.

Creating stunning and functional spaces is our passion at Polytron and providing you with the most premium and innovative glass products for your hotel is one of our specialties. Whether you are fitting out your hotel for the first time or renovating your space, our range can be implemented throughout. Contact us today to find out more about how we can transform your hotel.