As part of a large multi-year deal, Lowes Hotels partners with LodgeNet Interactive to deliver HDTV and Broadband Internet connections to 18 hotels across the U.S. and Canada.
Trump Hotels and Resorts announce that they will provide high-speed internet access to three of their Atlantic City locations through a deal with Wayport, Inc.
IP technology and creative marketing boost the appeal of in-room telephone systems, making it possible for these seemingly obsolete devises to again become a valued part of the in-room package.
Boston's Nine Zero Hotel turns to the newest technology in room entry systems -- the retinal iris scan. In addition to the standard room entry keys, guests of the Cloud Nine penthouse suit have the option of using iris scans as a quick and secure means of accessing their rooms.
More than highly-qualified 40 nominees were considered, and the results are in. Hospitality Technology announces the winners of its fourth annual Hotel Visionary Awards, recognizing lodging companies for outstanding achievement in technology innovation.
Card compatible with NEC's MulteosT Multi-Function Series and select NEC MultiSync Information Display Series large-screen LCD displays
New hotels include on Regent hotel, six Country Inn & Suites by Carlson; four Radisson properties
Bezurk.com to display real-time room availability and rates for all FastBooking hotel clients
Hotels are tapping into the power of the Internet by linking their websites with other property systems, and maximizing their appeal to guests. One property is boosting gift card sales by 30 percent with its online initiatives, while others are expanding their brand's awareness via smart marketing.
The proliferation of technology in American culture within the last decade caused the hospitality industry to have a bit of a technology identity crisis. But as the industry gains back its footing in the new landscape, it is finding new and more creative ways to leverage technology and create experiences unique to the hospitality industry. It is also going back to its roots and finding ways to be seen as a marketplace for technological innovation by implementing technology that few if any customers will possess or experience.