In 2007, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts launched Link@Sheraton, a unique concept for its lobbies that melds technology with social interaction. These lobbies strive to create an ideal work-play environment, complete with all-in-one workstations, free HSIA and, in some locations, Microsoft Surface touch-sensitive tables. Find out why both guests and owners are raving about these concept lobbies in this exclusive interview with Starwood execs Hoyt Harper, SVP of brand management, and Mark McBeth, VP of IT.
Is WiFi, whether it is free or with a fee, a determinant in customer retention? A University of Delaware study reveals how WiFi impacts guest loyalty in the restaurant environment.
With the rise in consumers' desire to be online 24/7, management for the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf thought that it was time to offer free WiFi connectivity in their stores to create local buzz and to keep store lobbies full during non-peak periods. Learn how this decision has led to an increase in consumer spending and the technology partners that are making it so.
To comply with wireless PCI requirements, Fuddruckers has selected AirMagnet Enterprise to remotely manage and detect any rogue devices on its network that may violate the PCI standard.
Motel 6 Santa Barbara has a completely new look with the "Phoenix" design. Environmentally friendly features, flat screen televisions and WiFi are among the updates.
Increased guest usage and bandwidth demands prompted Omni Hotels to select BelAir Networks as its WiFi provider, with deployments commencing in 2009.
The New Yorker Hotel offers free WiFi Internet access for guests as part of its recent $70 million renovation.
Best Western is making it easier for its guests to find hotel locations with downloadable GPS directions.
Wireless Internet and green technology are two solutions that can really differentiate one hotel from the next. Learn how to leverage a solar WiFi solution to give guests the eco-friendly connectivity that they crave.
Card data encryption now reaches even level 4 retailers as VeriFone's VeriShield Protect now encompasses Vx solutions, managed services and PAYware server software.