TEXT IT. GET IT. Emojis for room service
Posted on 10/27/2015 | About Manhattan, New York
The Aloft hotel in Manhattan's financial district has launched a new way to communicate with guests who need room service: by emoji. The programme is called Aloft TiGi for text it, get it.
The hotel sells six specialty kits, ranging from $10 to $30, which guests can order by texting the right emojis to a dedicated number along with their room number. Kits include “The Re:Fresh,” with toothpaste, toothbrush, razor, shaving cream and deodorant, which can be ordered using emojis that include a tub and shower; “The Hangover,” two bottles of vitamin water, Advil and two bananas, ordered with emojis for a drop of water, a pill and a banana; and “Surprise Me,” promising “fun swag” and “cool stuff,” ordered with an emoji of a wrapped box. The hotel then confirms the order via text and delivers it to the room. Charges are included on the checkout bill.