Bots are the new apps: Microsoft reveals how artificial intelligence will book hotels

Bots are the new apps: Microsoft reveals how artificial intelligence will book hotels Microsoft has revealed a future where we will interact with numerous ‘bots’ to do everything from book hotels and manage our diaries, to order pizza. Here’s how a Westin bot books a hotel room via Skype. Source: Hotel Marketing Bots are the new apps: Microsoft reveals how artificial intelligence will book hotels

Marriott unlikely to match Anbang’s bid for Starwood, analysts say

Marriott unlikely to match Anbang’s bid for Starwood, analysts say Marriott International, which has been engaged in a bidding war with a group led by China-based Anbang Insurance Group made for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, is unlikely to match the higher buyout the Anbang group made earlier this week, say analysts who cover both Marriott and Starwood. Source: Hotel Marketing Marriott unlikely to match Anbang’s bid for Starwood, analysts say