According to sources at a panel and exhibit both titled “Hotel room of the future” at the Independent Hotel Show, the thinking into the design of new hotel rooms ranged from considerations of “rugs to rich teas, laminates to lighting.” Technology is behind this push, but not in an in-your-face way, panelists said. Guests still prioritize simplicity and service, but the new room also needs to provide something a guest’s home does not. The desire of “digital detox” is particularly prevalent in the restaurant business. Get the full story at HNN