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Hotel Visionary Awards 2014

6/27/2014
In the competitive lodging and travel industry, hotel operators are seeking innovative ways to drive business and enhance the service they provide to guests. Technology is increasingly becoming a key differentiator. Hospitality Technology has selected three lodging operators to honor with 2014 Hotel Visionary Awards. Red Lion Hotels for its inspired website and booking channel, La Quinta Inns & Suites for its performance management solution, and Mandarin Oriental for its physical IT test lab that mimics an actual guest room. This month's cover story offers exclusive interviews and profiles of each award-wining initiative.
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2014 Customer Engagement Technology Study

8/6/2014
Today's consumer has become dependent on technology to communicate and the hospitality industry has found itself forced to adapt to these increasing demands for constant and customized interaction. They're accustomed to a digital lifestyle — always connected to family, friends, work, and a world full of information. For the third year, Hospitality Technology (HT) has partnered with leading Universities to produce the Customer Engagement Technology Study. Through surveying hotel and restaurant executives, HT is able to chronicle the trends associated with customer engagement technologies (CETs) — including installation rates and the nuances of their use — to help hospitality providers make smart technology choices. The results of this research are segmented into two distinct reports for the hotel and restaurant industries. The analysis includes current installation rates (2014) and compares them to 2013 rates to show year-over-year growth. Additional insights include: implementation plans for 2015; contextual details on CETs, for example, what features are available on their mobile websites and mobile apps, how they're managing social media, and how they measure the return on their investments.

LIVE EVENTS

2014 Restaurant Executive Summit
2015 Multi-Unit Restaurant Technology Conference