VIDEO EXCLUSIVES: Speakers from the 2011 Hotel Technology Forum, including Choice Hotels International and Hyatt, reveal key session takeaways regarding cloud computing, property management system trends, guestroom must-haves and more.
A review of POS shipments from the end of 2010 show that hospitality is moving forward with both expansions and new POS purchases. IHL Group takes a look at POS shipment trends in the foodservice and lodging segments, plus the state of mobile POS systems.
Choice Hotels International, Galt House Hotel, Morgans Hotel Group and Royal Caribbean, honored for innovation at annual Hotel Technology Forum.
When it comes to its point of sale, Legends Sports Bar boasts the latest technology, with a tableside ordering system that consists of the Socket SoMo 650 handheld computer, Socket credit card swipe, and Digital Dining software.
Property-wide installation also enables the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center to code-off meeting rooms for tighter, customized security.
PAR Springer-Miller recently presented their vision for hospitality technology that incorporated contemporary technologies, true cloud-computing, and more with the HTNG Board of Directors at the 2011 North American Member's Meeting in San Diego, California.
A hacker obtained the names and e-mail addresses of some of the security company's employees, channel partners and sales leads through a SQL injection flaw.
The technology team at Caesars Entertainment not only develops IT applications, they're also involved in collecting and assessing guest feedback on these apps. HT talks to members of the IT team at Caesars, including CTO Katrina Lane, about how guest feedback, plus a bit of a thick skin, is helping to bring stronger technology to market, faster.
From the research through the booking phase, from check-in through way-finding display boards, cruise lines are tapping sophisticated technology to manage the guest experience and increase revenue.
This year's showcase focuses on the amenities that hotels should consider to attract today's tech-savvy guests. Highlights include an interactive in-room entertainment system and a fully-integrated guest services and backend management tool that works on the iPad.