Chief problems occur when the robot cannot recognize operation commands, when guests must repeat their request, and when the robot isnt actually programmed for a particular operation. Asked what services they expect from a hotel robot, guests cited food distribution, delivering goods, handling check-in and checkout, and providing travel information and consumption recommendations.
Preliminary May data from STR shows Sydney hotel occupancy dipped 1.3% to 81.5% for the month, while ADR decreased 3.2% to 207.72 Australian dollars ($144.26) and RevPAR dropped 4.4% to AU$169.23 ($117.53).
After a long hiatus Indiawide ADRs in 2018 grew at 6.25%, resulting in a RevPAR growth of 9.6%. We anticipate RevPARs in 2019 to grow by 9.5% on the back of growth primarily in ADR.
The Asia/Pacific region reported occupancy dropped 1.3% to 67.4% during the first quarter of 2019, while ADR fell 0.9% to $103.63 and RevPAR decreased 2.2% to $69.81.