The new mobile offering includes a geolocating/GPS capability, and can instantly link visitors to Web 2.0/social media sites, as well as to property review sites like TripAdvisor.
Ipswitch's suite of IT management solutions will enable LodgeNet to verify that Canadian and American hotels are deploying their networks according to company specifications.
HotSchedules began developing the restaurant employee app earlier this year after witnessing the increased adoption of the Google platform, which grew by 400 percent in Q2 2010.
Despite surges in cell phone use, hotels and resorts often struggle to provide a network that can meet the needs of its guests. Hoteliers discuss the strategies and technologies that are helping them to overcome poor signal strength.
The luxury hotel chain has launched an iPhone app that offers access to research, booking, the Fairmont President's Club and more.
For many hoteliers, getting up to speed technologically means buying hardware and software from multiple vendors and then hoping that it all connects and stays functional. The Holiday Inn Express and Suites Camp Creek in Atlanta, GA is trying a different approach.
Guests can browse the in-room dining menu from a laptop, iPhone or at the hotel's "Link@Sheraton experienced with Microsoft" lobby lounge to place an order and have the food delivered to any location within the hotel.
The SPG App for BlackBerry Smartphones allows guests to book stays, access their accounts, check reservations, get directions and more.
In an effort to eliminate the demagnetization problem associated with traditional mag-strip keys, CityCenter has decided to implement an RFID locking system in nearly all of the 6,000 guest rooms and suites.
MURTEC, 'The Gold Standard Restaurant Technology Event,' returns to Las Vegas this March with an agenda designed around the theme: "The Integrated Enterprise: Aligning Technology Initiatives with Business Objectives."