MCLEAN, Va. - Conrad Hotels & Resorts, part of Hilton's (NYSE: HLT) luxury portfolio, has always delivered an inspired stay to guests using innovative technology and service. Since its inception, the Conrad brand has catered to the global guest with groundbreaking offerings such as Conrad Concierge - the first service-enabled technology to be a part of hotel management systems across a brand's portfolio. In its commitment to deliver tech-forward solutions that enhance the guest experience, Conrad is hosting an Intel Capital Technology Day at its Innovation Gallery in McLean, where six startups will pitch the Conrad leadership team on products that offer frictionless, personalized, data-driven and culturally immersive experiences for the Conrad guest.

"Conrad Hotels & Resorts prides itself on being a leader in the hospitality industry, especially when it comes to integrating advanced technology into our properties," said John T. A. Vanderslice, global head of luxury and lifestyle brands, Hilton. "We are looking forward to continuing this trajectory through our collaboration with Intel and the results that this pitch day will produce."

The Intel Capital Technology Day will feature six innovative tech startups including:

  • Chargifi - A global, wireless charging network - bringing power to people, where and when they need it most, and providing businesses with an opportunity to attract and engage with customers.
  • Embr Labs - A sleek and discreet wearable that solves the dilemma of "too hot" & "too cold" by delivering personalized thermal comfort.
  • Lisnr - An ultrasonic audio technology - a communication protocol that uses inaudible sound, called Smart TonesTM, to transmit information.
  • Reflektion - Software that understands and influences the intent of each customer in real time to deliver individualized content across touchpoints that matter most.
  • Savioke - Technology to revolutionize the service industry, including hotels, elder care, hospitals, restaurants and offices.
  • Sprinklr - A platform designed to reach, engage and listen to customers across any social channel to deliver better experiences-at scale.

"Intel Capital companies are using data to transform industries, and we are thrilled to work with Conrad Hotels & Resorts to showcase these exciting innovations," said Tami Hutchinson, managing director of Portfolio Management at Intel Capital. "These six companies can help Hilton reinvent hospitality."

Conrad Hotels & Resorts was the first hospitality brand to put personalized luxury at guests' fingertips with the introduction of Conrad Concierge, a function of the Hilton Honors mobile application, which recently reached one million interactions and operates in 12 languages. This unique software platform allows travelers globally to interact and request amenities using their personal devices. Designed with the smart luxury traveler in mind, Conrad Concierge gives guests the freedom to customize stay details before and during their trip.

Conrad Hotels & Resorts continues to remain at the forefront of the intersection between luxury hospitality and cutting-edge technology, most notably through a recent Hospitality Hackathon held at Cornell University and the Intel Capital Technology Day that takes place today.

"We understand that to find the best technologies and solutions that will meet the needs of our tech-savvy travelers, Conrad Hotels & Resorts must explore solutions outside of the traditional hospitality space," said Vanderslice. "That's why we've engaged both college students and tech startups. By looking outside of our industry for ideas, we're leveraging an unconventional approach to enhance the experience for our luxury guests."

Contacts:
Karla Crockett
Hilton
+1 703 883 6857
karla.herrera@hilton.com

Magrino
+1 212 957 3005
conrad@magrinopr.com

About Intel Capital
Intel Capital invests in innovative startups targeting 5G connectivity, the data center, artificial intelligence, merged reality, autonomous driving and a wide range of other disruptive technologies. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested US $12.2 billion in 1,500 companies worldwide, and more than 640 portfolio companies have gone public or been acquired. For more information on what makes Intel Capital one of the world's most powerful venture capital firms, visit www.intelcapital.com or follow @Intelcapital.

About Conrad Hotels & Resorts
Conrad Hotels & Resorts is the destination for the new generation of smart luxury travelers for whom life, business and pleasure seamlessly intersect. Conrad offers its guests an innovative way to Stay Inspired through curated collections of 1-hour, 3-hour or 5-hour experiences, available through www.stayinspired.com. Guests can manage their stay through the Conrad Concierge service in the Hilton Honors mobile app, getting access to pre check-in and room selection to ordering in room dining and mobile check-out, all from their own mobile device. Consisting of 33 properties across five continents, Conrad is part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Connect with Conrad by booking at www.conradhotels.com or through the Hilton Honors mobile app. Learn more about the brand by visiting news.conradhotels.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@conradhotels).

About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,100 properties with nearly 838,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.