Voyager space names hilton as an official hotel partner to enhance the guest experience in space.
If you’re traveling into space for an extended period of time, Hilton will enhance the guest experience wherever people travel. Hilton brings its renowned hospitality expertise and experience to support the design and development of crew suites aboard Starlab, helping to reinvent the human experience in space and make longer stays more comfortable.
This unique company builds on Hilton’s impact in new and emerging markets, its rich history in space and its global leadership in the hotel and hospitality industry, and welcomes more than three billion guests across a portfolio of 18 brands that spans 7,000 hotels in 122 includes countries and territories. In partnership with Voyager, Hilton will bring this unique scale and customer focus to Starlab as it continues to serve every traveler for every travel need.
Voyager, a global leader in space exploration, announced today that Hilton will be the official hotel partner of Starlab, Voyager’s proposed free-flying commercial space station.
“Starlab will be more than just a destination, it will be an experience infinitely more unique and artistic through the innovation, expertise and global reach of the Hilton team,” he said Dylan Taylor, Chairman and CEO of Voyager Space.
“Voyager and Hilton have an intense focus on creating innovative solutions for the future of humankind, and this partnership opens new doors to what is possible for comfort-oriented space exploration and habitation.”
Voyager and its operating company Nanoracks received $160 million from NASA in 2021 for the Starlab space station, which will replace the International Space Station. Starlab is said to have the capacity to continuously accommodate up to four astronauts and to house the George Washington Carver (GWC) Science Park, a state-of-the-art laboratory system and the first science park in space. Starlab has leveraged the experience of Voyager and Nanoracks in managing global customer experiences and research operations on the International Space Station for over a decade.
“Hilton has been innovating to improve guest experiences and open new destinations for more than a century. We are very excited to be working with Voyager to bring this expertise to Starlab,” he said Chris Nassetta, President and CEO, Hilton.
“For decades, discoveries in space have positively impacted life on Earth, and now Hilton has the opportunity to leverage this unique environment to enhance the guest experience wherever people travel. This landmark collaboration underscores our deep commitment to spreading the light and warmth of hospitality and providing a friendly, dependable stay—whether on Earth or in space.”
The research and design work dedicated to Starlab could also lead to advances that drive sustainability and increase design efficiencies for future hotel owners in space and on Earth. Just as Hilton has done throughout its 100+ year history, from developing the first centralized reservation system and the first hotel with in-room air conditioning to introducing Digital Key technology and pioneering Confirmed Connecting Rooms, the company will continue to set the standard for the industry and are now bringing that legacy of innovation beyond the earth.
With its recently launched global platform, Hilton. For the Stay., supported by an advertising campaign, “It depends where you stay” The company also brings a wealth of consumer insights proving that whereabouts is the crucial element that can make or break any journey, even to space. Hilton will bring the company’s renowned hospitality expertise and experience to support the design and development of crew suites aboard Starlab, helping to reinvent the human experience in space and make longer stays more comfortable shape.
Voyager and Hilton will collaborate on architecture and design, leveraging Hilton’s world-class creative design and innovation experts to develop the space hospitality crew’s headquarters aboard Starlab, including common areas, hospitality suites and astronaut sleeping arrangements. In addition, the teams will seek to explore opportunities together for longer-term efforts, including the ground-to-space astronaut experience, global co-marketing and branding, and other tourism, educational, and commercial endeavors.