San Gabriel Hotel Offering Robots to Attract Chinese Tourists

Published by , February 26, 2018 1:56 pm

(LATimes) A hotel built specifically to draw Chinese visitors opened recently in San Gabriel featuring robots, Mandarin-speaking concierges, a high-end Chinese restaurant and a popular messaging app. The Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel, a 288-room hotel on East Valley Boulevard, has 19,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, plus eight robots that can offer guests directions and deliver towels and other items to the rooms.
Several other Southern California hotels have also added amenities to lure big-spending Chinese tourists, including putting tea pots and slippers in each room.