This startup wants to modernize the hotel industry


Calling for room service is kind of annoying, though it’s one of the most first world-type of problems one could have. But that’s just to say the hotel industry is behind, technologically speaking.

Startup AavGo is trying to fix that by bringing iPads into hotels to enable hotel staff to communicate among themselves, as well as enable hotel guests to easily communicate with staff — therefore getting rid of the need for room service phone calls and trips to the front desk.

This past week, AavGo’s service between hotel guests and hotel staff officially launched at the five hotel brands at which it operates. Up until this point, AavGo only enabled communication between staff. That means guests at hotels like The Row Hotel and Hotel Strata can use the AavGo-provided tablet in…

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