I came across this in a newsletter I received from Hilton Hotels this week. The big hotel chain has plans to debut a new concept in hotels called Denizen Hotels. The site describes the hotels in this way:
“Each property will be smart in design, cultural in character and sensitive in service delivery. Developed as an international intersection of business and pleasure, Denizen Hotels will redefine how guests stay and play. With innovative check-in technologies and in-room comfort controlled at the touch of a button, Denizen Hotels destinations will harness the best and brightest design and technology to provide a seamless guest experience for the modern traveler.”
I was intrigued, so I poked around online checked out the six Denizen hotels that apparently already exist in Istanbul, Montreal, London, New York, Hollywood and Las Vegas. Honestly, the site wasn’t all that good and didn’t tell me much at all about the hotels – it’s one of those modern, hip sites that leaves you with more questions than answers. Check it out for yourself though.
As for the name, I guess they’re going with the definition of a person who regularly visits a place. It sounds, though, that the Denizen hotels will have check-in kiosks, Internet access throughout and push-bottom access to service in the actually hotel rooms…interesting. They are apparently going to be offered at an “acceptable price point,” though I’m not at all clear about what that means.
Stay tuned – neogitations are in the works to unveil the brand in cities around the world including Austin, Texas, Beverly Hills, California, New York City and Washington DC.
Photo Credits: Brent and MariLynn