The 2009 International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show, held November 7-10 at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Center, offers attendees a glimpse at some of the latest hospitality technology releases to come to market. Couldn't make it to the show? HT offers this round-up of some of the biggest show announcements.
AmericInn's public electric vehicle charging station allows customers to swipe a keyfob and then plug-in and charge their electric vehicles. Users may locate the charging station and even determine whether or not it is currently occupied using Google maps.
Guests of the Holiday Inn Express in Bergamo, Italy will have access to superior in-room services that include numerous satellite and digital TV channels plus video on demand for a comprehensive choice of films, music and Internet services.
Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort visitors can now view attraction wait times, locate favorite characters, and more through the use of a Verizon Wireless mobile cell phone application.
The interaction between the two solutions enables the guest to securely receive his or her room number and room key via cell phone, thereby streamlining the check-in and check-out process by allowing the guest to bypass the front desk.
The new solution promises to solve the main issues facing both network owners and advertisers by providing a centralized, automated platform designed specifically to connect and distribute ads to digital out-of-home networks.
Hilton Worldwide's new iPhone app enables guests to search for nearby hotels, check-in online up to 48 hours in advance, order food/services to be available upon arrival and more.
VeriFone's PAYware Transact Version 3.2.0 features PA-DSS validation, added support for gift card purchasing and check processing and more.
OpenWays, a global developer of mobile'based access'management and guest'service solutions for the hospitality industry, has joined forces with MICROS Systems, Inc, to better respond to the exploding demand by hoteliers for leveraging cell phone technology and its related infrastructure to offer better service to their guests.
theWit is the first property to deploy an interface that processes information in real-time from the SAFLOK locks to MTech's hotel service optimization system HotSOS using SAFLOK's Messenger LENS (Lock Event Notification System).