Hackers gained access to its systems between May 2014 and June 2015 at the front desk of those hotels.
The number of chip cards in the U.S. will grow to 60 percent by the end of this year, expanding to 98 percent by the end of 2017.
Samsung Pay uses tokenization, Samsung KNOX, and fingerprint authentication to provide secure payments.
POS innovations stole the spotlight in September with tech firm solutions intended to bring a more memorable, secure experience to customers and a more memorable, secure ROI to hospitality businesses.
Representing the fastest technology application rollout by the coffee giant, it is now available on both iOS and Android devices at more than 7,400 company-owned stores across the country.
With new EMV PIN pads and this software upgrade, restaurant operators can also speed up service, offering NFC contactless payment, and digital wallet payment solutions such as Apple Pay and Google Wallet.
Apple Pay and EMV smart card is available to Ziosk casual dining partners beginning in 2016.
Hotels and restaurants are starting to think with a “mobile first” mentality for both processing transactions and personalizing the consumer experience. Inside this supplement, restaurants and hotels can evaluate the hottest mobile solutions in the marketplace to find ones that are the right fit for their businesses.
In her first year with the company, Starwood’s new CIO has spearheaded initiatives including mobile check-in and keyless entry that have already scored high praise from guests and industry peers. In this exclusive interview with HT, CIO and EVP Martha Poulter talks about Starwood’s keyless entry project, and offers a preview of Starwood’s plans for using technology for personalized customer experiences. Top projects include revenue optimization and preference matching, among others. Plus, Poulter offers her take on the industry buzzwords Internet of Things, Big Data and more.
HT’s group editor-in-chief Abigail Lorden reflects on how being a new mother has heightened her desire to protect her family’s digital assets. Lorden says it’s a cause that Starwood Hotels & Resorts is taking seriously, too, according to her recent interview with Starwood’s CIO Martha Poulter.