In the competitive lodging and travel industry, hotel operators are seeking innovative ways to drive business and enhance the service they provide to guests. Technology is increasingly becoming a key differentiator. Hospitality Technology has selected three lodging operators to honor with 2014 Hotel Visionary Awards. Red Lion Hotels for its inspired website and booking channel, La Quinta Inns & Suites for its performance management solution, and Mandarin Oriental for its physical IT test lab that mimics an actual guest room. This month's cover story offers exclusive interviews and profiles of each award-wining initiative.
The 890 Series by Samsung includes two new curved LED TV models and a new 75-inch model, representing one of the largest TV formats in hospitality.
DIRECTV targets commercial hotel customers with two annoucements at HITEC 2014: the DIRECTV Residential Experience (DRE) is now fully available to hotels, and this summier it will be introducing an HD, head-end video solution, COM2000.
Advancements in automatic minibars help hoteliers increase profit, efficiency and guest satisfaction.
SONIFI Solutions has announced the creation of an innovation lab to focus on designing, developing, and testing next-generation solutions for the hospitality industry.
In-room control system from Evolve Controls, administered through Microsoft Azure cloud platform, ensures flexibility, consistent delivery of services that delight the guest.
Mobile Simple intros patent-pending cloud-based mobile solution introduced for minibar management.
MCOM and Samsung Electronics expand their cooperation in North America.
The mobile and web-based technology from Zuppler lets guests review menus and place orders for in-room delivery from popular local restaurants. The service is available at more than 250 Choice Hotels locations.
White Lodging plans to implement a number of systems that are integrated with the property's guestroom energy management system to maximize guest service and energy savings.