The Preferred Hotel Group selects Terremark's Enterprise-Class Cloud Computing Platform to provide disaster recovery infrastructure for the global hotel company's mission-critical applications.
Nokia partners with Lonely Planet to deliver mobile city guides for frequent travelers. Tourests can download city guides for over 100 destinations to their mobile devices.
As technology becomes a part of the average person's DNA, hotel and restaurant operators alike now have the ability to reach out to a whole new generation of guests. By embracing the much used and loved technology of a hyperconnected subculture, operators hope to drive their traffic to a whole new level.
The quick-service restaurant will deploy a mobile coupon campaign through a partnership with Cellfire. Coupons are redeemable in 250 locations.
Deville Hotels' 10 hotels located in Brazil will deploy a multi-property POS, PMS, sales and catering and Web services solutions from MICROS.
Zagat, through a partnership with OpenTable, now gives restaurant goers the ability to make real-time dining reservations at over 4,000 locations via a new mobile phone application.
The latest in property management solutions are not only innovative but sure to raise the industry bar. Web capabilities, customizable systems, and SMS messaging are among the latest in PMS capabilities.
No matter where you look these days, everyone is talking about "Going Green." Hotels across the nation are beginning to get in on the trend by initiating a multitude of eco friendly IT measures, from using in-room climate controls to installing virtual desktops using thin-client computers. Hospitality Technology sits down with these earthy innovators to bring you the technology that will reduce not only your carbon footprint, but your bottom line as well.
Tried and true POS solutions are seeing major deployments with the goal of building systems flexible enough to exceed your wildest imagination. With that in mind, developers are turning to innovations such as Java, Open Source, and others to meet their goal.
As guest usage evolves for HSIA applications that require larger bandwidths, hoteliers are faced with the decision of charging their guest for Internet access in order to battle the cost of updating their broadband. Will your hotel eat the costs or ask guests to pay a free for the once free amenity?