Lodging Leaders Connect

More than one hundred hotel executives came together recently at the inaugural Hotel Technology Forum (HTF) to discuss and debate systems integration, guest-room amenities and guest-recognition technologies among a host of other topics. Held at the Bellagio Hotel casino in Las Vegas, HTF took place in conjunction with Hotel Technology Next Generation's (HTNG) first annual conference.

Kitchen Critical

Next time you visit a restaurant, don't be surprised to see more than a chef in the kitchen. While most CIOs are not known for their cooking abilities, increasingly they are stepping into the kitchen to help install new technologies to boost speed and efficiency in the kitchen.

Impact Printers

With the many elements it takes to operate a successful hospitality enterprise, the printer doesn't always come first to mind. But the right match of printer to application can give a bustling business just the edge it needs to boost productivity, sales and customer satisfaction.

VPN Virtues

Virtual-private networks take off across hospitality

Vision 2010

Industry leaders share their thoughts on the future of restaurant and lodging technology

Friday's Turns Up Heat in Kitchen

Carlson Restaurants Worldwide selects ConnectSmart Hospitality Automation Solution from QSR Automations (qsrautomations.com) for its company-owned T.G.I. Friday's restaurants.

Room with a View

In today's world of flat-plasma screens, powered by high-definition cable and satellite signals, the television has grown way beyond a 19-inch "boob-tube" hidden behind armoire doors. Today's designs are sleeker and sexier, and thanks to the advent of hard-disc recorders and "on-demand" services, hotels are now able to let guests watch their favorite movies and shows at their leisure.

Rules of the Road

Sometimes guiding technology for a major hotel company can seem more art than science. Take Marriott, for example. With 2,600 properties and more than $9 billion in sales, Marriott is clearly the largest and most influential hotel company. And yet, as Marriott's CTO and senior vice president of information technology strategy Barry Shuler readily admits, running Marriott's IT department requires more negotiation than anything else.
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