ZMail allows travelers to receive a pass containing hotel reservation information which is stored in Apple's Passbook; when in close proximity to the hotel, it automatically pops up on the iPhone lock screen for instant retrieval.
It may be retail's biggest show, but some of the technology on display at the annual NRF Big Show in New York City has big application for hotels and restaurants, too. HT's editors sifted through the aisles to highlight some of NRF's hot tech for hospitality. Not surprisingly, mobility and security made our list.
NCR's hospitality footprint is coupled with more than 117 million PayPal customers to offer rich mobile and digital payment experience.
A strong merchant base in Austin and Salt Lake City is allowing Isis Mobile Wallet to expand as consumers can use the mobile wallet at many favorite locations to pay and redeem offers.
Research reveals that mobile bookings and social interaction will drive business for hotels and restaurants.
The Dogwood in Austin saw sales and loyalty soar after implementing a mobile payment option.
Starwood Hotels property is taking an earth-friendly approach to powering up personal devices with stationary bikes that charge as you go.
Hoteliers can learn from tech giants, such as Steve Jobs, about how to be product and service pioneers.
As smartphones and tablets become more ubiquitous, the likelihood of guests not having one of these devices is slim. Hotel operators must consider options to cater to a generation of guests that are accustomed to using mobile devices to do everything, including any and all guestroom functions.
HT's annual Lodging Technology Study reveals the trends, challenges, and priorities of hoteliers across a range of topics, including budgets and business drivers, in-room tech priorities, property management and back-of-house, and front-of-house tech. The findings from this research reveal both priority and satisfaction levels, exposing where technology performance is and is not meeting the needs of operators.