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?
Marriott International and AT&T Inc. are to convert multiple communication networks into one converged solution for voice and data transmission. Key benefits include faster, more reliable wired and wireless Internet connections and a quicker deployment of emerging communications technologies.
Papa John's new mobile Web mobile ordering solution allows customer to place orders from their mobile phone. The mobile Web site features the entire menu, special offers, and a restaurant locator tool.
Amid soaring prices and declining customer traffic and profit margins, restaurants and bars now face a new problem: rising beer prices. In an effort to monitor draft beer wastage and theft, one California franchisee has adopted a new technology that they hope will stem the draining profits from its bottom-line.
As guest demand for technological needs and requirements for staff efficiency increase, the economy lodging segment is faced with the challenge of reinventing brand prototypes in order to stay ahead of the competition. Making the leap is not as hard as it seems as long as you keep these three factors in mind: flat-screen television, Wi-Fi, and room design.
Ypartnership and Acuity Mobile announce that they will partner to develop mobile marketing programs for clients in the travel, leisure and entertainment industries. Clients will be able to create targeted mobile marketing campaigns to leverage customer relationships, preferences and demographic data.
Hampshire Hotels & Resorts select Alcatel-Lucent's IP communications solution for a variety of in-room functions. Bedside video phone intercoms, interactive LCD displays and Internet protocol television are among the new features to be installed.
RedPrairie's enhanced workforce management capabilities now provides access to employee work schedules and other information through a web portal or WAP-enabled device.