If you are really looking to get away from it all – including hotel staff – then Germany’s Hotel Buddy may be an option for you.
The new hotel won’t employ any staff to help guests with checking in. According to a press release, the Munich hotel allows the guest to book their room, check in and out, and pay from their mobile phones, using a ‘cloud-based hotel management platform’.
This will apparently help keep prices at the downtown-Munich hotel low – with the hotel gearing itself towards tech-savvy millennials looking for affordable accommodation.
The hotel has 75 rooms in a large office complex. Guests can check in early online and receive instructions on how to check-in. They just sign in on a tablet at the kiosk when they arrive, which is then saved with their reservation. After that, they get their key card from a machine, which, when inserted into the elevator will bring the guest to the correct floor.
The concept is similar to checking into a flight online, removing the fuss and a need to stand in line, according to Hetras, the company that provides the software.