Marriott selects Volara as exclusive partner for voice pilots

Volara’s software is used by hotels using Alexa technology in its guestrooms. Photo credit: Volara

Marriott International has selected Volara as its official and exclusive partner for its pilots of voice technologies in guestrooms. Volara’s software provides conversation management and secure integrations for 98 percent of the hotels using Alexa technology in the United States. 
 
Volara’s software enables voice-based conversations with guests to be managed in real-time on any natural language processing platform. Marriott will also use Volara’s patent-pending Accuracy Engine, which ensures guests receive the information or service they requested, and its secure integrations hub, which provides a voice interface for the existing technologies used in the hotel.
 
As part of the relationship, Volara will be launching an integration with Marriott’s proprietary work-order-management system. This integration will enable guests to request hotel services just by speaking.
 
Marriott is using the Volara platform during its evaluation of Amazon Alexa technologies at the Marriott Charlotte (N.C.) City Center and Marriott Irvine (Calif.) Spectrum in October. 
 
“Volara shares Marriott’s commitment to guest privacy and the need to deliver quality experiences,” said Scott Hansen, Marriott senior director of guest technology for global operations. “Making sure our guests are inspired and engaged during their stay is important to us. This partnership will help Marriott evaluate opportunities through voice that will guide our approach to better serving guests in our hotels.”