Heard of C3PO, R2D2, k9 and Johnny 5? Well, now there is Betty the Blissbot, the first room service robot in the UK, launched by Bliss Hotel Group.
The UK's most exciting new hotel just got a whole lot more interesting. Introducing Betty, the Blissbot, Bliss Hotel Southport’s newest recruit. The first of her kind in the UK, Betty is set to replace outdated room service menus with a fresh new approach to hospitality, delivering a range of goodies and unique ‘SOS kits’ to your room.
Powered by a team of world-class engineers and tech wizards, Savioke (pronounced “Savvy Oak”), Betty is a fully automated bot that the California-based robotics company is making for the service and hospitality industry. With a fleet of 40,000 strong already putting smiles on faces across the pond, Betty will be the first of her family to take the UK by storm (and what better place to do it in?)
Steve Cousins, CEO Savioke said, “We are excited to be working with forward-thinking organizations like Bliss Hotel Group to bring automated, convenient, and fun product delivery to guests. As the first robot deployment for this purpose in the UK, Blissbot will be on hand to handle room deliveries quickly, safely, and reliably, enabling our staff to focus more time with guests, greatly improving the guest experience, as well as improving staff productivity and financial performance”.
Having recently scrapped old school room service options Bliss Hotel Southport is focusing on creating a completely unique experience as part of your stay. Gone are the days of dodgy toasties delivered to a dull room, Betty offers an array of fun goodies from gourmet popcorn (for while you Netflix and chill) to a crisp, cold bottle of IPA, Betty's box is fully equipped with everything you’ll ever need (did we mention the ever so slightly naughty SOS kit for you and your partner to share?)
To get a visit from Betty, Guests simply check out her menu of goodies and dial 0 to order, Betty then embarks on her journey up the lifts and through the corridors straight to your room, where she will pop open her lid and give you the goodies.
Through stellar robotic engineering, Savioke has ensured that Betty will not veer off track, bump into any guests and most importantly, pop her lid for anyone else but you. While Betty has no deliveries to make, she will interact with guests, say hello, have a dance or maybe even give you a wave.
Bliss Hotels is excited for Betty to strut her stuff and free up the human staff to spend time on enhancing the guest experience, Daniel Broch, Founder of Bliss Hotels said:
“At Bliss, we love to create experiences that delight & surprise (something we did when we founded the Everyman Cinema chain) & Betty’s going to play her part in doing just that for our guests. Our team’s vision is to be bold, push boundaries and exceed expectations. We think introducing Betty fits that bill nicely - But don’t take my word for it come and try her out!’’
Betty will be ready for you to push her buttons on Friday 29 November as part of the enhanced experience at Bliss Hotel Southport. Follow her journey @BettyBlissBot.