Nominal Extravagance

Hotels revamp seemingly unimportant features to heighten consumer experiences

Implications - As tourist destinations struggle to stay ahead of competitors, a desire for experiential allure prompts hotels to enhance nominal, everyday tasks with more sophisticated appeal. Transforming traditionally un-noteworthy features like transport services and concierge check-ins into more thrilling experiences, hotels are able to provide distinctive experiential activities through more minimal, yet equally engaging travel features.
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Robot-Operated Accomodations - This Sci-fi Hotel is Run Mostly by Machines
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Average 3,925 Clicks Pub: Nov 21, 13
Robot-Operated Accomodations
This Sci-fi Hotel is Run Mostly by Machines
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Virtual Hotel Concierges - Hotel Indigo's Neighborhood Guide Provides Expert Recommendations
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Mild 1,239 Clicks Pub: Mar 6, 14
Virtual Hotel Concierges
Hotel Indigo's Neighborhood Guide Provides Expert Recommendations
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Complimentary Smartphone Services - Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui Provides Guests with a Free Phone
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Mild 617 Clicks Pub: May 2, 14
Complimentary Smartphone Services
Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui Provides Guests with a Free Phone
Access to maps, Wi-Fi and apps to tell you all the best local spots makes a phone a traveller’s best friend, but if you’re going to be staying at the Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong... [More]
Exclusive Hotel-Edition Vehicles - Smart Car and Mercedes-Benz Made a Car Just for the Ushuaïa
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Untested 1,172 Clicks Pub: Aug 22, 13
Exclusive Hotel-Edition Vehicles
Smart Car and Mercedes-Benz Made a Car Just for the Ushuaïa
The Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel is featuring a Smart Car and Mercedes-Benz partnership, with compact Smart Cars cars exclusively designed for this Spanish hotel. Hotel patrons are able to rent the... [More]
Airport Dog-Sled Taxi Services - This Norwegian Hotel Introduced an Airport Taxi Service with Dogs
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Untested 493 Clicks Pub: Feb 5, 14
Airport Dog-Sled Taxi Services
This Norwegian Hotel Introduced an Airport Taxi Service with Dogs
The Kirkenes Snow Hotel has incorporated the world’s first dog-sled taxi service. Norway has come up with the coolest way to get to and from the airport. The taxi service launched this week and it... [More]
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