LOYALTY & CRM

High Definition Demystified

3/10/2008
For years, hotel operators have taken comfort in the fact that their boxy old rear-projection televisions (the ones tucked inside the armoire) would last at least five to seven years. If one broke, they simply swapped it out for an inexpensive newer model. Not anymore.

Four Seasons, Texas Roadhouse Tops in Customer Engagement

3/10/2008
When it comes to customer engagement, the Four Seasons Hotels and Texas Roadhouse achieve the highest ratings in the hospitality industry according to a new study by PeopleMetrics, a customer and employee research firm.

Work Smarter

3/10/2008
Information has become the essential ingredient to success in the increasingly cutthroat hospitality industry. However, actionable data cannot be properly amassed - let alone leveraged - without the implementation of sophisticated business intelligence systems that enable enterprise-wide data gathering, storage, analysis and communication.

IHG Parking Registration Goes High Tech

2/27/2008
Buckhead, Atlanta's InterContinental Hotel uses a license plate recognition system to eliminate bottlenecks with digital cameras, self-serve request kiosks and POS terminals.

New Loyalty Strategies

2/19/2008
Visit almost any retail outlet and at some point in the purchasing process, an employee is bound to offer enrollment into the company's loyalty program. From Best Buy to Marriott, nearly every major retail chain offers a rewards program in some form, and as these programs become more competitive, so do benefits to the consumer.

Don't Lose Touch with Your Customer

2/19/2008
Mathieu Staat is vice president of Internet and CRM marketing for Accor Hotels, which operates more than 4,000 hotels worldwide across 11 brands.

GPS Drives Customers to Your Door

2/19/2008
On a trip to San Francisco in August of 2007, I had a meeting with a client that finished just before lunch time. Needless to say, I was hungry, and being in San Francisco, I knew I could find some interesting eateries.

AT&T Pact Brings WiFi Service to 7,000 Starbucks Locations

2/12/2008
Starbucks Corporation announces a new comprehensive communications agreement with AT&T that will enhance the enterprise networking capabilities for Starbucks by streamlining business operations and enhancing the customer experience.
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2014 Point of Sale Tech Showcase

6/5/2014
Restaurants spend a third of their total IT budgets on POS technology, and the market is hot for new investments. Within the next two years, 35% of restaurants plan to replace their POS. This POS showcase keeps buyers up-to-date on new hardware and software releases, including: mobile POS; all-in-one units; cloud-based POS; POS integration and more. (Sponsored)

LIVE EVENTS

2014 Restaurant Executive Summit
2015 Multi-Unit Restaurant Technology Conference