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Alibaba unveils its 'future hotel' in Hangzhou

chinaplus.cri.cn | Updated: 2018-10-31 15:16

China's e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has unveiled its first "future hotel", also known as "Flyzoo Hotel", in Hangzhou city, Zhejiang province, according to a local media reports on Tuesday.

View of the Alibaba "future hotel" - Fly Zoo Hotel - of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group in Hangzhou city, East China's Zhejiang province, Oct 30, 2018. [Photo/IC]

Equipped with the latest leading technology, many futuristic features are enabled at the hotel, guests can check into the hotel without talking to anyone. They can walk straight to their rooms and get their faces scanned at the door to gain entry.

Robots can be found everywhere in the hotel, and they would guide the guests by providing recorded voice messages and accompany them during their stay. The guests can also control indoor temperatures, lighting intensity, household appliances through their voices.

An intelligent robot serves at the Alibaba "future hotel" - Fly Zoo Hotel - owned by Chinese E-commerce giant Alibaba Group in Hangzhou city, East China's Zhejiang province, Oct 29, 2018. [Photo/IC]

A very notable device that the hotel is equipped with is called "Tmall Genie", which is an AI management system. The system will take orders from guests, including buying groceries.

Wang Qun, CEO of the Flyzoo Hotel, said "The new AI system will help to improve the management efficiency of the hotel, by reducing more than half of the labor forces."

Small items in display in the Alibaba "future hotel", Fly Zoo Hotel, East China's Zhejiang province, Oct 30, 2018. [Photo/IC]

It's said that the furniture and many other items in the hotel can be bought merely by taking photos through designated APP.

It's also said that the Flyzoo Hotel provided 7 theme-rooms, which will create better living experience for the guests.

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