Hospitality Technology is now accepting nominations for the 2009 Hotel Visionary Awards. Submit your nominations today for the hotel that has outstanding overall technological innovations, incredible in-room technology, or exceeds guest expectations on a regular basis.
HT's editorial staff combed through 2008's articles to bring you our picks for the top ten headlines that are too important to be missed. You might not have read them the first time around, so here's your chance to catch up. From tops interviews with Dunkin' Donuts, InterContinental Hotels Group, and Fuddruckers executives, to insights into property management and point of sale execution strategies, these are the articles that are too important to miss in 2008.
UK-based Crowne Plaza Hotels now offer guests the option of receiving "switch off calls" at night in an effort to curb BlackBerry and email use and promote a good night's sleep.
What will the guest of 2020 expect from their hotel experience? From dynamic packaging to in-room technology and everything in between, explore the thought processes of the guests of the future and learn how technology will play a huge part in the hotel industry in the years to come.
The Element Lexington becomes the first Starwood Hotel to achieve LEED Gold status for its performance in areas including water and energy conservation and improved indoor environmental quality measures.
Global Software Applications, a provider of business center solutions to the hotel world, celebrates the recent acquisition of Flight Time TV.
Diamondhead Beach Resort will roll out ICE, an in-room virtual concierge and back-end monitoring system in 124 rooms.
Set to open in Fall 2009, The NoMad Hotel and will seek a LEED Silver Certification and has already implemented a number of eco-friendly elements to its original construction.
Viva McDonald's debuts on the Las Vegas Strip and features an array of media rich technology solutions with the aim of providing a unique and fun dining experience for its guests.
The new Motel 6 prototype, the "Phoenix," will feature a number of green environmentally friendly features, as well as multiple technology upgrades including WiFi, flat screen TVs and more.