Your next hotel room may be smarter than you

InterContinental Hotels has teamed up with Baidu to create Smart Rooms fueled by artificial intelligence. The rooms don’t require an app or a special button. Instead guests at InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun and InterContinental Guangzhou Exhibition Centre can do things like tell their room they are “going to sleep,” and the room will recognize the phrase and know what to do with the information.

While it can’t tuck you into bed yet, it will shut the curtains and turn off the lights in the room.

Continue @ Fast Company

Selina, the Hotel for Digital Nomads, Is Coming to the US

Think back to your last scroll through Instagram. You probably saw at least one perfectly curated green smoothie breakfast, an epic #magichour sunset, and some version of digital nomads living their best lives.

That last one is a zeitgeist moment Rafael Museri and his business partner Daniel Rudasevski are banking on. In 2014, the Israeli businessmen co-founded Selina, an international hospitality brand that caters to the increasingly popular digital nomad lifestyle—when people work remotely in the location of their choice—by incorporating everything a nomad may want and need into a space to stay. You could check into a boutique hotel room or hostel and find co-working spaces, yoga and meditation rooms, and plenty of like-minded travelers.

Continue @ Condé Nast Traveler

A Luxury Hotel Guide To Malta

Surrounded by the jewel-blue Mediterranean Sea, the ancient country of Malta is a beautiful blend of exotic influences that extends into the luxury hospitality sector. From Italianate grand dames to discrete limestone townhouses, these stylish hotels render this pint-sized island archipelago an ideal spot for a quick-but-luxurious escape.

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A Roundup of the Oddest Hotel Jobs in the World – Skift

Okay, as someone who has been involved in the world of Hotels & Inns for many years (since I was 19 years old – don’t ask how many years that is – just accept it’s MANY) I can attest to the truth of this article.

If you feel you don’t “fit in” to the normal workforce, take a look at a unique hotel for employment – you may find something that fits your interests perfectly. After all, where else can you be a “Mermaid Instructor” or “Canine Masseuse?” Talk about your dream job…

Sometimes, as a travel editor, I think I’ve seen it all. The jaded journalist in me sneers at the countless “cupid concierges” that pop up around Valentine’s Day, along with desperate-feeling marketing gimmicks that range from the campfire-based S’morrier to an Aura Architect to a Guacamologist. (Yep, those are all real.) Not all of them are […]

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