America News 09/16

Rosemont Hotel at Chicago Tribune: “5 ways the hotel of the future is already here”

 

Chicago Tribune Article Point 4.

“5 ways the hotel of the future is already here”

A rain-forest on the roof and a beach in the sky, the upcoming Rosemont Hotel in Dubai promises a number of over-the-top amenities: luggage-handling robots, digital waterfalls and a man-made beach atop the 53-story building. But perhaps the loftiest part of the $550 million project is an attempt to create a rooftop rain-forest that spans 75,000 square feet and includes streams, a splash pool and a “prehistoric Jurassic-inspired marsh.”The 448-room hotel, to be operated by Hilton’s Curio Collection, is slated to open in 2018.