Every year, Hospitality Technology magazine seeks to acknowledge lodging leaders who have succeeded in achieving measurable impact on service and operations with forward-thinking tech initiatives. The 2015 Visionary Awards were presented to Hilton Worldwide, for its rollout of digital room selection; Fontainebleau Hotel, for its achievements with a speedier mobile check-in strategy; and SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts, for its infrastructure upgrade and ERP project that delivered operational improvements and positioned the company for continued growth. This month's cover story features exclusive interviews and profiles of the award-winning initiatives.
The 11th annual Hotel Technology Forum focused on the theme of "Service & Technology Collide," and offered attendees three days of networking, educational sessions and workshops to foster peer-to-peer learning and thought-sharing.
Fundamental enhancements for location-based service include virtualized LBS software, calibration-free deployment, user presence and integrated support for BLE beaconing.
New York-based restaurant increases efficiency by integrating Positouch POS and Compeat back-office accounting across 10 locations.
Rebranding provides a fresh and modern approach for the website and mobile experiences.
Restaurants gain 24/7 access to real-time information about their operations, turning their iPhones into an effective business monitoring tool.
The Patterson-Erie Corporation has enjoyed real-time reports and increased efficieny since implementing the RTIconnect Back-Office.
Church's Chicken CIO Marcus Wasdin takes a decidedly business-centric approach to technology design to lead the 63-year old brand into a digital future. The company is focusing on a global standards technology guide and digital initiative in 2015, and has eyes on the promise of Internet of Things for a wealth of operational efficiencies. In this exclusive interview with HT, Wasdin talks about the company's tech priorities in 2015, and offers a prescription for avoiding the anti-innovation ailment he's dubbed "IT Guy Syndrome."
Both HotSchedules and Jobsabi release Apple Watch applications to keep users notified when on the go.
Cloud Sherpas helps Echo Entertainment expedites request resolution and improves reporting and visibility enterprise-wide.