June 2008

Cover Story:

Future Proof: Hotel 1000 Takes Tech to New Levels

Abigail A. Lorden

Seattle's Hotel 1000 opened in 2006 with one of the industry's first fully-converged IP networks, and since then has continued to exceed guest and industry standards for IT innovation. In this exclusive interview with the hotel's management company MTM Luxury Lodging, HT offers the inside scoop on how Hotel 1000 is leveraging its network with new applications that wow guests and offer many happy returns.


Targeted Tools

Abigail A. Lorden

As the hospitality industry embraces new technological trends, HT helps its readers stay abreast of changes in the industry with several new targeted tools. Look for the POS Zone newsletter and the PCI: Roadmap to Real World Security supplement in coming months.

Front Burner:

2008 Hotel Visionaries Announced


The annual Hotel Visionary Awards recognize hotel companies on a basis of innovation, thought leadership, and forward-thinking vision. Peninsula Hotels, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and MTM Luxury Lodging take top honors in 2008.

On Property:

PMS Peer Review: June 2008

Vicki Powers

Property management systems are essential to the operation of any hotel. In this first-ever peer review, HT asked a selection of its readers to informally discuss how their systems meet their unique needs.

Point of Service:

Payment Decadence: Pay-at-Table Tech Takes Hold

Tammy Mastroberte

Tableside POS peripherals are gaining popularity in the United States for their fast service, increased table turnovers, and improved customer security. HT reviews the technological advancements on the market.

Service Systems:

Digital Signage Best Practices

George Koroneos

With the fall in prices, hotels and restaurants are primed to purchase and install flat-screen plasma and LCD monitors in their establishments. However, this is only one of many steps on the road to digital signage success.

In-Room Advantage:

What's Now in High Speed Internet

Nicole Marie Richardson

High speed internet access is becoming a necessary amenity for any hotel. Get the scoop on the five HSIA innovations that you need now.

Intelligent Biz:

May the (Work) Force Be With You

Julie Ritzer Ross

Restaurants and hotels alike face the difficulties of labor related issues while at the same time trying to satisfy the needs of top tier customers. Several operators share how technology is the key to mitigating these problems.

Last Words:

Are you Wii Fit?

Cihan Cobanoglu

When Nintendo's Wii Fit became the latest piece of technology to be tested at University of Delaware's X-Room, a new notion about how to engage hotel guests while in the guest room was born.

Vantage Point:

Techno Training

Daniel J. Connolly, Ph.D.

Video games aren't just for enjoyment any more; many companies are turning to them as useful employee training tools.

Sponsored Research:

POS Software Showcase '08


Leading point of sale software solutions for the restaurant industry are showcased in this special supplement. Get an inside look at the features and functions of leading POS solutions before making your next purchasing decisions.


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