This past April, Hospitality Technology magazine announced the winners of the Hotel Visionary Awards at the annual Hotel Technology Forum. The 2013 awards were presented to four forward-thinking hotels in two categories: Infrastructure Innovator and Guest-Facing Innovator. The 2013 honorees are: Hyatt Hotels, Choice Hotels International, Conrad Hotels & Resorts and Red Roof Inn. The executives behind the innovative initiatives share their stories.
In an industry where the status quo for technology lags behind retail counterparts, it's difficult for individual CIOs to make a case for more funding. But insufficient budgets are a symptom, and not necessarily the cause. Daniel Houden, CEO of Task Retail, talks about the responsibility that IT suppliers and restaurants share in changing industry-wide attitudes about innovation.
North Central Group implements Multi-Property Sales and Catering, and hotel WebSpace Online Marketing to increase business for 31 properties.
Infinite Peripherals introduces Linea Pro 5 mobile POS device.
Tortal and Bojangles' Restaurants to partner on online training program.
PeerAir Pico Broadcaster uses over-the-air broadcasting over white open space channels to surpass WiFi solutions.
When it comes to kitchen systems, efficiency and dependability are key in order to provide the best quality and timely service. If a piece of equipment in the kitchen goes down, time is of the essence. On the Border ensures up-time across 100+ locations with Spartan Computer Services.
Operators are using the latest business intelligence systems to dig into data and make business decisions that increase the bottom line. The point-of-sale and back-office solutions capture much of this data, and with the right business intelligence (BI) technology to slice and dice it into a usable format, restaurant operators can gain a great deal of insight into the operations of their company.
The point-of-sale dominates headlines in May with cloud-based and mobile rollouts plus reports on POS priorities.
The National Restaurant Association believes the proposed settlement could have detrimental impacts on a very tenuous emerging mobile payments market.