800px-Looming_robot_armYobot, a unique high-tech amenity of the new Yotel Hotel, is a robot that is designed to place guests’ luggage in a locker for them before or after checking in the hotel. The 669-room Yotel is located at Times Square West in Manhattan. The Yotel brand operates three other hotels in London and Amsterdam.

The robot is placed at the entrance of the hotel behind a secure glass wall where hotel guests can watch it in action. Guests use a touchscreen to enter the number and size of their bags. Te 20-foot tall robotic arm brings a box where the guest places their luggage and enters a pin number and last name. The container is weighed and stored in one of 117 lockers. Then the robot issues a receipt with bar code for the subsequent bag retrieval. More »

800px-DowntownBocaRatonSkylineBoca Raton Resort & Club, the luxury resort, completed a $30 million makeover of its historic Cloister building just a month ago. The building has 318 luxury rooms and suites and many of them were part of the iconic Cloister Inn from the very beginning of its creation in 1925, fine examples of Spanish Colonial Mediterranean-style. More »