The Hyatt Hotels Corporation has launched an iPhone application, which allows users to search and explore hotels while using location-based technology. Through the new technology, users are allowed to check-in and check-out, book new and view existing reservations and more.
Lindner Hotels is putting 32 properties on a MICROS private cloud via a data center in Frankfurt, Germany. MICROS OPERA modules will allow hotel employees, distribution channels and partners access to real-time information.
McDonald's has handed IT support services for 1,000 restaurants to Unisys in a five-year, $30 million deal. The deal, which covers Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, is said to encompass end-to-end support of IT equipment in restaurants.
Each month, Hospitality Technology recaps the top point-of-sale headlines from across the hotel and restaurant industry. In case you missed them the first time, read out to find out what happened in November.
i-Guest Hotels Finder has been launched by FCS. The application allows users to search for hotels and play the directions to the hotel and nearest airport.
When customers reported being less than thrilled with long lines at Royal Caribbean's soda fountains, the cruise line installed self-service units. Guests who buy a beverage package are now given drink cups with RFID technology that validates the transaction.
Boutique NYC property Hotel Americano is putting iPads in guestrooms to feature its new guest services app from Runtriz. The customizable platform delivers hotel services and neighborhood activities.
Boyne Resorts is installing Squirrel Systems' Squirrel Professional POS software across four resorts. The vendor was chosen because of its strong mobile platform and cost-effective solution.
Motel 6 adds to its online presence with an Android app that lets users search and book rooms at more than 1,000 locations.
Crave GuestService+ from Crave Interactive allows hotel guests to place orders for food and drink from a mobile device while in their room, lounging poolside, or dining in the property's restaurants.