Opelika’s newest hotel, the La Quinta Inn & Suites, introduced a Savioke Delivery Robot last week. This delivery-service robot, affectionately named TigerBot, essentially serves as a butler, ensuring guests have a comfortable and memorable stay. The La Quinta is the first property in Alabama to implement the room service robot.
TigerBot is able to deliver everything from food and beverages to linens and toothpaste directly to each guest’s room.
“When a guest needs anything, they can call the front desk," said Richard Richards, Director of Operations. "Then the front desk types in the room numbers after getting the items, and when TigerBot gets to the room, it calls the guest."
TigerBot uses cameras and motion-sensor technology to navigate through the hotel to the elevator and carry the requested items to the specified room, much like traditional room service.
After a guest receives his or her delivery, TigerBot will give guests the option to rate their service. Giving a five-star rating will prompt the robot to dance and make noises to entertain guests and children.
Richards said La Quinta was chosen because it is a brand new hotel, and the owner and CEO wanted it to be extra nice for families and guests.
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