Checking out is another wonderful yet comfortable experience. Simply tap a button on the app and your room locks. Charges are automatically deducted through Alibaba's online wallet. Wang clarified that the moment a Check out is complete, user data is immediately deleted from the servers of Flyzoo.
Fun Facts and Trivia:
The Name: The name ‘Flyzoo’ derives from a pun in Chinese for 'it's a must to stay here'
Location: Hangzhou, 170 km southwest of Shanghai
Cost: Room fees start from 1,390 yuan ($205) a night.
Not Completely Human-less: Chefs, cleaners and minimal reception staff are still humans.
Options: Electronic key cards are still an available option if you despise a face scan
Other Projects: Alibaba already has other highly automated projects running for book stores and grocery stores. Its grocery stores called Hema, had a positive reception and have grown to about 100 stores nationwide.
The Issues: Wang acknowledged that FlyZoo still had plenty of issues that would upgrade with time. For example, some of the available services worked only for guests travelling on a Chinese national ID.
But with the encouraging initial reception, Flyzoo might take you only further into the future.
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