Registered Traveler Firm Unveils Gold and Platinum Memberships
New hotels include on Regent hotel, six Country Inn & Suites by Carlson; four Radisson properties
U.S. Green Building Council Awards The Palazzo Silver LEED Certification
Flexible media allows advertisers to connect with 21-34-year-olds
Software-based locking system allows door codes to be sent to guest cell phones, email, allowing them to bypass the front desk for check-in
Guides travelers on "Journeys" to culturally important American sites; first is a tour tracing the roots of jazz
Partnership aims to take advantage of region's growing hospitality needs
Restaurants like Tully's Coffee and Brinker International are combining stored value card technology with savvy marketing initiatives for gift card programs that benefit the restaurants well beyond their initial sale. Through partnerships with local businesses, gift cards are accounting for as much as 30 percent of one restaurant's sales.
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.
When it comes to property management systems, new modules and upgrades hit the market on a near monthly basis, making it tough for hotel operators to stay abreast of what's available. To help keep you Ã.‚¬Å"in the know," HT spoke with operators about their recent rollouts, and the latest advancements in PMS technology.