'MyWestinBeaverCreek' App from runtriz enables guests to book spa treatments order room service, request maintenance and housekeeping, view Vail Valley activities and more via smartphone, tablet or laptop.
The futuristic YOTEL opens flagship in Times Square, leveraging a completely integrated MICROS solution. The platform includes cloud-based room distribution, central reservations, property management, and self-check kiosks.
VeriFone Systems, Inc. acquires mobile retail solution provider Global Bay Mobile Technologies. The acquisition further's VeriFone’s offering in retail mobile payments, including smartphone- and tablet-based shopping and payment.
As hotels compete for revenue, the speed and availability of their websites is critical. Consumers expect a website to load in two seconds or less, but the average hotel homepage takes an eternity at 6.4 seconds. HT shares insight into balancing functionality with speed to capture more bookings.
OpenWays simplifies hotel master key management by harnessing mobile technologies to make all locks “on line” without costly infrastructure.
Waffle House Restaurants launch IPhone and Android locator applications
As more and more technologies are finding their way into the cloud, the point-of-sale is one that is not to be left behind. Industry experts, as well as operators who have taken the plunge, reveal what cloud-based POS systems are on their way to becoming the norm rather than the exception.
As technologies and compliance standards evolve, hospitality and retail associations clamor for a long-term solution. Plus, insight into PCI in the cloud, hot technologies and more.
Increases in staff and budgets suggest optimistic outlook for hotel industry in 2012
QSR customers can order and pay via mobile device prior to arrival.