Integrating transportation and hospitality, Autonomous Travel Suites offer mobile suites providing driverless transportation services between a traveller’s home and destination. The design is maintained and operated by the Autonomous Hotel Chain and sees each compact suite equipped with basic working, sleeping and bathroom functions to enable guests to optimise on efficient travel time. An extension of conventional hotel experiences, travel suites function as a personal rental car combined with a hotel room, offering guests a new way of travelling.
Suites can be scheduled online or through a mobile app, and once confirmed, a unit is delivered to the traveller’s door and takes them to an Autonomous Hotel docking facility at the destination, where the travel unit extends into a larger hotel suite. The design for these Autonomous Travel Suites was a finalist in the Radical Innovation Awards this year.
“I figured out that within a six to 10-hour travel distance this type of technology will eventually become a very competitive business,” said Autonomous Travel Suites designer, Steve Lee.
The award-giving platform, Radical Innovation recognises revolutionary ideas for the hospitality industry globally and was founded by the John Hardy Group in 2007. Committed to continually improving the industry by providing funding for new concepts, the group offers clients with counsel, leadership and accountability for hospitality development projects.