When it comes to guest room amenities, some technologies are considered "must haves" by your guests, while others are considered a nice added benefit. Hotel guests identify the top two amenities that are important to them.
Built on a robust IP backbone that's engineered to run whatever technology the innovation community can throw at it, the theWit Hotel's executive team is free to carry out their true vision of creating an immersive experience that oozes culture and entertainment. Developer Scott Greenberg and branding and technology executives Lou Carrier and Darrin Pinkham, give HT the inside story on the technology, the culture and the vision that is theWit Hotel.
Stopping profit loss at the point of sale is a top priority for many operators. To combat shrink, technologies such as integrated video and biometrics are converging at the POS.
Panasonic System Solutions Company is now offering U.are.U fingerprint sensors from DigitalPersona as a field-upgradeable option on Panasonic's modular point of sale (POS) workstation, the Stingray JS-950.
DigitalPersona's new Pro ID Server software enablesMicrosoft Windows-based PCs and networks to recognize thousands of users in Active Directory solely by their fingerprint.
In hospitality, constant change is commonplace and it often lends itself to a breakdown in communication between an organization's accounts payable department and their multitude of vendors and suppliers. To avoid this breakdown, which can lead to missed shipments, transaction errors, and strained relationships, companies must implement procedures to maintain effective vendor relationships. Fortunately technology can help.
Hotel 1000 worked with multiple technology vendors to install a fiber optics connection to the property, thereby enabling a 100MB connection to the already installed future proof internal fiber network.
The Casa Dorada Resort & Spa has recently completed the installation of Roomlinx, enabling guests to enjoy unlimited movies on demand, HSIA, virtual concierge services and more through the LCD TV in their suites.
QSR Automations will showcase two online solutions that enable guests to enter the wait list or make a reservation via the Internet or their iPhone at the Nation's Restaurant News Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators Conference.
Hotel Technology Next Generation has released three new technical specifications that provide standardized interfaces that connect the PMS with other hotel systems to guest-room devices, allow hotels to deliver rich descriptive content to distribution channels and websites, and support improved security for credit card processing.