By Terry Trucco
What can you expect when you check into the hotel of the future, be it next month, next year or next decade?
Previews were offered at Hotel Innovate New York City 2014, a Friday afternoon conference, bite-size but meaty, that attracted 200-plus hospitality folk — developers, hoteliers, architects, designers, tech experts, even a performance artist — to an airy loft in midtown.
“I’m interested in uncovering ideas before they become trends,” declares conference organizer Nikita Sarkar, founder of NSN Group, strategy consultant for hotels and spas and self-described hotel geek.
Here are some of those ideas — and what hotel people are talking about (or at least, what they discussed on Friday).