You Can Order Room Service Using Only Emojis

Esperanto didn’t work. Perhaps emojis will become a new international language.

Aloft Hotels is doing its part to enable guests to communicate using only the little icons (there are over 700 of them now) that have become a ubiquitous part of text messaging.

 
The new Text It Get It (TiGi) initiative launched by Aloft allows guests to order room service using just emojis – no phone call, not even a text with words, just a simple icon.

The new service began rolling out at Aloft properties in the U.S. and U.K. just before Christmas.

Designed for the “hyper-connected” global traveller, guests can request a toiletry kit, snacks, a phone charger and other items by texting the relevant emoji and their room # to the hotel’s dedicated TIGI # from their mobile device.

Perhaps they could be used for non-revenue services as well. Is there a blocked toilet emoji?



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