FutureHotel Project

The »FutureHotel« project is dedicated to central questions regarding the hotel of the future. Toghether with partners from the hospitality sector, the Fraunhofer IAO is researching key developments and their influence on the hospitality sector.

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FutureHotel Project Partners

As a joint project, »FutureHotel« applies to companies from the hospitality industry, who share a passion for the invention of the future.

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The joint research project »FutureHotel«

The »FutureHotel« project is dedicated to central questions regarding the hotel of the future. Toghether with partners from the hospitality sector, the Fraunhofer IAO is researching key develope ments and their influence on the hospitality sector. Different types of guests and their specific demands are analysed along with the potential for optimisation in hospitality management and operations. 

New, forward-looking solutions for the various facilities of a hotel, such as guest rooms, reception, conference areas etc. will be researched. Technological innovations  as well as economic, ecological and social viewpoints will be taken into account.

In addition, laboratories like the Showcase »FutureHotel«, located in the inHaus Innovation Center in Duisburg as well as the »Urban Living Lab« in Stuttgart, offer a unique opportunity to combine theoretical research with a real testing field.

Business partners who are interested in innovative solutions for the hospitality industry, may join the project.

»FutureHotel« Laboratories

Showcase »FutureHotel« in Duisburg

The Showvase »FutureHotel« is a trendsetting hotel room that is used as a testing field and demonstration platform.

In November 2008, the Showcase »FutureHotel« was first presented at the inHaus Innovation Center in Duisburg.

»Urban Living Lab« in Stuttgart

The »Urban Living Lab« in Stuttgart presents different sevices and solutions based on the interaction with specific user profiles. 

NEWS:

»FutureHotel« enters a new research phase: Project partners develop a vision for the hotel guest bathroom of the future

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Mar 8, 2016

What will the hotel guest bathroom of the future look like? What are the expectations and needs of the future traveler? The »FutureHotel« innovation network is putting these questions at the center of its research, which is now entering its fifth project phase. By using different research methods – including online surveys, expert interviews and creative workshops – project partners are creating intelligent solutions for guest bathroom design that not only meet the needs of guests but are also economically feasible in their implementation.

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Project Description

The »FutureHotel« project is dedicated to central questions regarding the hotel of the future. Toghether with partners from the hospitality sector, the Fraunhofer IAO is researching key develope ments and their influence on the hospitality sector. 

 

Project Partners

As a joint project, »FutureHotel« applies to companies from the hospitality industry, who share a passion for the invention of the future.

 

FutureHotel Publications

 

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