By joining Open Hospitality's Social Media Service, hotels will be able to participate in various social media services, while reducing the impact on staff time required to adequately support emerging media.
iBAHN data shows that Internet use by both business and leisure guests at leading hotels, as measured by number of data packets per guest session traveling on iBAHN's proprietary network, increased more than 50% in 2009.
According to ABI Research, although worldwide revenue from such systems totaled only $869 million in 2008, it is projected that annual earnings will exceed $2 billion by the end of 2014.
A new study from the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research connects customer demographics to consumers' preferences for the arrangement and types of food outlets at shopping malls.
Aloft Abu Dhabi's use of the TeleAdapt MediaHub HD is making it easy for visitors to play media from their portable electronics through the in-room TV, including a wireless audio interface for streaming and controlling their music from an iPod or MP3-playing smartphone from anywhere in the room.
Since launching its app, the Hyatt Regency Greenville has seen a 300-400 percent increase in usage of their guest-services portal, and orders made through the system are 17-20 percent higher per ticket.
When competitive properties started slashing room rates in an effort to attract travelers in 2008, Sleep Inn's management faced a dilemma. How could they stay competitive without having to cut room rates? Their solution: add additional value to their rooms through an innovative in-room media system.
The National Restaurant Association's 2010 Restaurant Industry Forecast forecasts that the restaurant industry is expected to show gradual improvement in 2010. The study also reveals key economic, workforce, consumer and menu trends.
Hotelligence360 is an integrated, multi-channel reservation, rate, and marketing intelligence application that allows hoteliers to forecast future trends and predict shifts in consumer patterns before they occur, giving users a clear competitive advantage.
Tasti D-Lite has integrated their social networking initiative into their customer loyalty program through pcAmerica's Restaurant Pro Express POS software solution.