In addition to the launch of the Starbucks for Android app, the company will also roll out mobile payment capabilities to 1,000 Safeway locations, extending its mobile payment reach to 9,000 stores.
Saflok RT is a next-generation RFID locking system that features a factory-installed OpenWays Mobile Key, enabling guests to bypass the front desk and go straight to their rooms.
How are self-service technologies impacting the foodservice and lodging industries in 2011? Annual study reveals the trends and emerging innovations that are helping to influence adoption and overall perception among operators and consumers.
While hospitality operators have made significant strides in PCI compliance over the last few years, long-term compliance still poses a major challenge for many. HT taps PCI experts and operators to identify how ongoing cardholder security can be achieved via education, vendor partnerships, monitoring best practices and more.
Employee productivity is at an all-time high as hospitality operators have been forced to do more with less over the past few years. Learn how Hyatt, Joe's Real BBQ and Wendy's of South Oregon are leveraging Web-based labor scheduling and communication tools to more effectively manage employees.
Each year HT honors a select group of hoteliers that have demonstrated outstanding technological innovation. This year's Visionary Awards winners, including Royal Caribbean, Choice Hotels International, Morgans Hotel Group, and Galt House Hotel, discuss the innovations and collaborations that helped them to stand out from the pack.
Cornell studies reveals how consumer use (or don't use) technology when ordering food and booking hotels.
Panel discussion at Hotel Technology Forum points to tiered bandwidth as long-term HSIA solution.
The Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch and the Comfort Inn Shady Grove cited the technological advantages of RFID locks, the system's affordable price, and customer service as the basis for their decision.
Already four upgrades behind in its accounting software, and with server speeds so slow that "you could read a novel" between transactions, Porter Apple Company found itself in a dilemma: make a significant investment in hardware and software or continue to try to compensate using human resources and manual processes.