A NEW hotel is bringing jobs to a town – despite many of its key functions being managed by mobile devices.
Ibis’ budget Luton Airport Hotel is offering rooms to tourists and business travellers ‘looking to enjoy a good night’s sleep without breaking the bank’ from £55 .
It is also bringing ten new jobs to Luton. Hotel functions, including check-in, housekeeping and breakfast will be managed by mobile devices – moving staff away from a traditional reception desk setup.
The change is part of AccorHotel’s new online check-in/fast check-out service, which provides guests with services such as online check-in four days prior to arrival and information sent via SMS.
James Wheatcroft, VP marketing UK&IRE at AccorHotels, said: “As with all ibis budget hotels, our new Luton Airport property offers a convenient location at a modest price. We know our millennial guests value a personal approach when dealing with hotel staff and the use of mobile technology caters to their needs.
“Furthermore, incorporating our Nest Room concept throughout the hotel is further evidence of ibis re-defining the guest experience while continuing to set the benchmark in economy hotels.”
London Luton Airport is currently undergoing a major transformation, with the latest milestone of planning permission for a new fully automated £200 million mass passenger transit (MPT) linking the airport terminal with Luton Airport Parkway station granted in June.
The 24-hour, 1.4-mile line will replace the existing shuttle bus service and is expected to enter operation in 2021.
More than 1.5 million passengers travelled through the airport in June.The figures represent a 6.2 per cent month-on-month increase compared to 2016 and LLA has now recorded 39 consecutive months of passenger growth.
The transformation project is part of the biggest investment programme in its history and will increase capacity on site by 50 per cent.
Ibis owns more than 2,000 hotels around the world with three different types – budget, style and ibis.
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