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.
Customers of Mexican eatery can page their server or request drinks and the check by pushing one of the tableside device's three buttons
Wynn Las Vegas is managing to foster consistent guest loyalty in a highly competitive town, and in the complete absence of a formalized loyalty program. The secret, according to CIO Scott Carcillo, is superior customer service. This exclusive interview with Carcillo explores the service and the technology that's behind Wynn's uncommon loyalty.
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.
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.
Message board gives guests with active reservations at the hotel the ability to communicate with other guests; Pod Hotel mgmt. hopes it will also serve as a guide and resource
Avalon product's data visualization software identifies market strengths and vulnerabilites
Displays give guests real-time airline flight information, factor in air traffic control, aircraft maintentance, crew availability and weather delays