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Xn protel Systems showcases new xnPOS F&B kiosk technology at HITEC Dubai 2017

Xn protel 14 November 2017
Global hospitality management software company Xn protel Systems today announced that it is showcasing its new xnPOS Kiosk technology, for the first time, at HITEC Dubai on the 14th - 15th November 2017.xnPOS Kiosk allows customers to use self-order touch kiosks to view the menu and place orders without having to join a queue at the cashier or service counter. It supports quick payment processing, using the customer's preferred payment method. xnPOS Kiosk is fully integrated with the xnPOS enterprise system, so once an order is placed on the Kiosk it is immediately transmitted to the Kitchen Display System (KDS). When ready to collect, a notification is sent from the KDS to a Customer Tag screen marked 'ready for collection'.The efficiency and accuracy of F&B order-entry are directly linked to customer satisfaction, therefore xnPOS Kiosk has been designed to enhance a diverse range of F&B operations. It reduces queuing, controls the accuracy of order-entry, drives upselling and enhances operational productivity.xnPOS Kiosk can be used with a variety of open, touch kiosk hardware. It also has a customer friendly touch-ordering user interface, which was developed and optimized by Xn protel's in-house xnPOS software development team.The xnPOS Kiosk was initially developed for a Singapore-based customer of Mediatech Marketing Pte Ltd, one of Xn protel Systems' global resellers. To handle the full range of local payment modes required in Singapore, the xnPOS Kiosk was integrated with the NETS Payment Gateway module. This allows customers to make payment by NETS Debit, NETS Flash Pay and also use various credit card devices, including standard chip credit cards, payWave, Apple Pay and Android Pay.Emmanuel Clave, VP GCC & India, Xn protel Systems comments: "The productivity value of kiosk technology has long been proven in the Quick Service Restaurant and Travel industries. By implementing xnPOS Kiosk the ROI can be measured in faster F&B preparation cycles and increased upselling.Emmanuel continues, "xnPOS Kiosk provides hospitality outlets with a multi-lingual, specialized F&B Kiosk technology that solves queuing issues. Its customer-friendly ordering screens will begin to drive a broader adoption of kiosk technology into mainstream hotel/hospitality F&B operations, especially in retail F&B outlets, located in hotel lobbies and breakfast restaurants. xnPOS Kiosk will deliver strong business value by offering a customer-friendly touch-ordering process, which is fully integrated to the wider capabilities of our xnPOS enterprise system."

Give your serving staff 360-degree vision! Xn protel Systems to launch Dinggly call-for-service solution at HITEC Dubai

Xn protel 9 November 2017
Global hospitality management software company Xn protel Systems today announced that it is taking its Dinggly solution to HITEC Dubai on 14th - 15th November 2017. Dinggly makes it easy and economical to extend service area coverage and maximize sales opportunities, by placing call buttons in areas not fully serviced, such as lobbies, gardens or poolside.The Dinggly call for service buttons allow guests to summon service using just the touch of a finger, with their calls being received discretely on the waiter's smart wrist receiver. This means no more arm waving to fight for the waiter's attention, and guests can relax knowing they'll be served promptly and fairly.Imagine if you always knew when a guest was not satisfied? Dinggly can ask guests to rate their experience when they request their bill. A poor rating is discretely alerted on the supervisor's pager. This provides the opportunity to remedy issues before a guest leaves, thereby maintain customer loyalty and protect online reputation.For serving staff, it means they no longer need to have eyes in the back of their heads. A dashboard shows how many calls are being made, where from, who is serving and the response times by individual members of staff. It even allows waiting staff to 'grab' calls for themselves, which prevents multiple staff converging on one call.Dinggly is unique because every button and every receiver is connected to the cloud. It also uses the very latest Pager Topology, which uses cellular communications (A WiFi version is also available). Emmanuel Clave, Vice President GCC & India, Xn protel Systems explains, "We call our cellular solution VLR (Very Long Range), because it is possible to place a call in, say, Vietnam and pick it up in the United Kingdom. While that is an unlikely scenario, it does show how cellular communications represent a huge step forward for this technology.Emmanuel continues, "It also means that for large hotels and restaurants it avoids 'dead zones' associated with WiFi. As long as there is a cellular signal the pager receiver will get the message, whatever the distance!" To find out more about Dinggly stop by stand 113, or see what Xn protel are doing at HITEC Dubai at https://www.xnprotel.com/xn-protel-at-hitec-dubai-2017

The Valero Grand Suites by Swiss-Belhotel opens with Xn protel's xnPOS and protel PMS solutions

Xn protel 8 November 2017
The Valero Grand Suites by Swiss-Belhotel is a 31-storey condominium hotel that has been perfectly designed to exude beauty, elegance and style. It is managed by Swiss-Belhotel International, which was founded in 1987 and has its corporate office in Hong Kong. The company is recognized as one of the world's fastest-growing hotel management groups, and provides professional expertise and management services for hotels, resorts and serviced residences.protel PMS is an internationally proven, feature rich hotel property management system that's trusted worldwide by over 14,000 customers. It seamlessly connects to all the other systems needed and helps enable hotels to empower staff, increase profits and support the growing needs of their business.xnPOS provides comprehensive functionality and scalability that meets the needs of hotel F&B, table service restaurants and hospitality foodservice operations. It has proven workflow advantages to manage guest check transactions, order-entry operations and remote kitchen/bar orders, while also providing seamless integration with hotel PMS, Loyalty/CRM and ERP systems.Matthew Faull, Executive Director & Senior Vice President of IT, ECommerce & Distribution, Swiss-Belhotel International said: "Xn protel's xnPOS and protel software solutions are the preferred choice for our hotels, resorts and serviced residences to easily provide detailed management information and deliver the high standards of guest service, which is the core value of Swiss-Belhotel International.Matthew Faull continues, "We have been working in partnership with Xn protel for five years since our first deployment of protel PMS and xnPOS in Bahrain, and we continue to deploy these solutions across our properties as we open hotels in both existing and new territories. Xn protel has implemented PMS and POS in properties across Indonesia, Bahrain, Australia and New Zealand, and we are delighted to see the successful implementation at the Valero Grand Suites by Swiss-Belhotel in time for its opening."David Lewis, VP Sales - Asia, Xn protel Systems comments: "We congratulate Swiss-Belhotel International on the opening of the Valero Grand Suites by Swiss-Belhotel. We look forward to continuing to extend our relationship, providing open, scalable systems that support the management requirements and customer service focus of Swiss-Belhotel International as they continue to expand into new territories."

Rotana Hotel Management Corporation selects its next generation Point of Sale system from Xn protel Systems

Xn protel 13 September 2017
Rotana Hotel Management Corporation (Rotana) was founded in 1992, it opened its first property, the Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, in 1993 and is today one of the leading hotel management companies in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey. Rotana's aggressive expansion plans are seeing the company grow from two properties in 1993 to a total of 100 by 2020. Rotana has a number of new projects in the pipeline, confirming the company's intention to have a Rotana managed property in all the major cities throughout the region within the next three years.xnPOS provides comprehensive functionality and scalability that meets the needs of hotel F&B, table service restaurants and hospitality foodservice operations. The product is proven in a wide spectrum of F&B operations in some 50 countries across Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. The pedigree and range of international customers endorses the system's flexibility, functionality, language capability and simplicity of use. xnPOS provides proven workflow advantages to manage guest check transactions, order-entry operations and remote kitchen/bar orders, while also providing seamless integration with hotel PMS, Loyalty/CRM and ERP systems. xnPOS has established interfaces to Oracle Hospitality's Opera PMS and protel hotelsoftware's on-premise and cloud PMS solutions, with HTNG based interfaces to other leading PMS products in development.Samir Abi Frem, Corporate Vice President of IT, Rotana Hotel Management Corporation, said: "Using a robust, reliable and feature-rich POS system from Xn protel helps us provide POS as a service from Rotana Private Cloud to all Centro Hotels in KSA. Xn protel's dedicated and professional service team successfully customized and integrated their solution with our centralized IT services platform in order to deliver all the required system features that can best serve the needs of our customers."Emmanuel Clave, VP Gulf Countries and India, Xn protel Systems comments: "We are looking forward to working closely with Rotana Hotels to integrate our solutions into their ecosystem, to provide flexible, open products that support ever changing industry needs."

Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach provides guests with the ability to book spa, activities and dining via the web, smart devices and guest in-room IPTV

Xn protel 16 August 2017
This exciting new property represents an important milestone for InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG(r)), as it is the world's first Hotel Indigo in a resort location. It boasts eight distinctive lifestyle outlet experiences with an intriguing blend between traditional and modern architecture, which forms the eclectic characteristics of Seminyak. Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach features exquisitely-appointed accommodations that comprises of 247 spacious rooms starting from 50 square meters, 23 stylish suites, 17 one-bedroom pool villas, and 2 two-bedroom pool villas. Each is equipped with a spa-inspired bathroom and fitted with artfully-designed interiors, vibrant modern color palette, locally-influenced decors and furnishings, as well as thoughtful amenities and features at every turn.Guillaume Epinette , General Manager, Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach said: "Reservation Assistant provides us with a unique way to bring the resort's spa, dining and leisure services to guests electronically, as well as with traditional ways. That means guests can now also use their own smartphone or tablet, web-browser or through the in-room guest TV to seek out and book on-resort offerings, whenever and wherever they want to. It enables us to be more connected with our guests and in turn allows them to be more self-sufficient. Guillaume continues, "We chose Xn protel Systems because they are a global leader in spa/leisure systems for the accommodation market and we were confident they could deliver exactly what we needed. The Reservation Assistant product provides us with 2-way connectivity to our property management system, so we have a mirror image of our guests' leisure and dining bookings within our PMS. That was extremely important for us."Craig Chait, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing Asia/Pacific, Xn protel Systems comments: "Working with the team at Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach has been an exciting project for us. The result is an online digital platform that connects every possible service, from reserving a poolside cabana or lunch/dinner table through to booking a spa treatment or car transfer. Craig continues, "We are delighted hotel Indigo is able to maximize the visibility of guest services and place leisure and dining services in the hands of its guests. Resulting in happy guests and increased booking conversions during their stay."Xn protel Systems continues to work with the team at the resort to increase accessibility of services and dining, while generating greater conversion rates from enabling real-time access to the various guest touch-points. Reservation Assistant provides powerful 2-way real-time integration to numerous property management systems, F&B point of sale systems, central reservations and web-booking systems, self-service kiosks, automated access/gate control and many more integration possibilities. Xn protel Systems aims to automate the guest journey by seamlessly connecting Reservation Assistant as a spa/golf/dining/leisure/club solution, with its own and also third party PMS, POS, CRS, materials management and other systems.

Xn protel welcomes Edinburgh Collection's Haymarket Hub Hotel Edinburgh to the protel family with a super quick PMS implementation

Xn protel 11 July 2017
The Edinburgh Collection is a portfolio of hotels in Edinburgh Scotland, which consist of five properties that are 5-star, 4-star and 3-star rated. New from The Edinburgh Collection comes a brand new style of hotel for the capital. Convenient, contemporary and connected the Haymarket Hub Hotel (189 bedrooms), is Scotland's first smart phone hotel using Handy. Forget no-frills and basic, the Haymarket Hub is the hotel upgrade for the millennial, it's business class not budget class - but with an affordable price tag.protel SPE/MPE is an on-premise or hosted property management system for independent and group hotels, serviced apartments and other accommodation businesses. It is internationally proven, feature rich and trusted worldwide. It seamlessly connects to all major hotel systems to empower staff, increase profits and support the growing needs of a hotel business.Ricky Kapoor, Managing Director, The Edinburgh Collection said: "We had to make sure protel was up and running in time for the completion of the purchase of Hub Hotel because the previous owner's IT systems were being switched off on the completion date. Our biggest challenge was the fact that the time between exchange and completion of the property was very short.Ricky continues, "We can't praise Xn protel enough for making sure we achieved our mandatory operational go-live date and for helping to minimize disruption within the hotel. They also made sure the transfer of our data went smoothly."Alan O'Riordan, Managing Director UK and Europe, Xn protel Systems comments: "We welcome the Hub Hotel and its team and we're delighted to have been able to help get them up and running so quickly."About The Edinburgh CollectionThe Edinburgh Collection is part of Palm Holdings which specialises in hospitality services, business services, construction as well as property acquisition & development. The business has interests in the UK, Canada, USA and India The new acquisition of the Haymarket Hub Hotel brings the number of bedrooms at the Edinburgh Collection to over 400. The group is now very well placed to provide a variety of accommodation styles for those looking for luxury breaks to corporate and leisure visitors seeking excellent value for money. Each of the Edinburgh venues offers its own unique character and appeal.

TIME Hotels chooses Xn protel as its strategic partner for its PMS, POS and Online Check-in technologies

Xn protel 3 July 2017
TIME Hotels was founded in Dubai in the year 2012. Through its superb collection of hotels, serviced apartments and residences, TIME brings a refreshing approach to the standard upscale lodging experience with energetic, hands-on leadership and proactive but always respectful service. With seven properties in Dubai and Sharjah already in operation and further international expansions on the horizon, TIME Hotels will continue to be the first provider of modern short and long-term hotels, hotel apartments and residences blended with the famous Middle Eastern hospitality.protel SPE/MPE is an on-premise or hosted property management system for independent and group hotels, serviced apartments and other accommodation businesses. It is internationally proven, feature rich and trusted worldwide. It seamlessly connects to all major hotel systems to empower staff, increase profits and support the growing needs of a hotel business.xnPOS is an enterprise, full-service, cloud-hosted point of sale solution that enables single and multi-property hotel and food service outlets reduce operational complexity and provide a faster, more efficient service.Neorcha's myCheckin transforms the guest experience at check-in and increases guest satisfaction. It reduces or eliminates waiting times, as there is no need to wait in line for a receptionist. It enables employees to step out from behind the reception desk to welcome guests and make them feel special.Joseph Fayad, Corporate Director - IT at TIME Hotels said: "Excellent customer service, quality and value for money are at the forefront of TIME Hotels' strategy. This partnership will support our strategy, from the minute guests check in to the time they leave our hotel. It will make our operation even more efficient, allowing us to focus more on guests demands, ensuring their requirements are not only met, but exceeded."Emmanuel Clave, VP Gulf Countries and India, Xn protel Systems comments: "Working together in partnership with TIME Hotels will see the delivery of open and scalable systems that will support the needs of the growing business and provide guests with a high standard of service."About TIME HotelsFor more information, please log onto http://www.timehotels.ae/

Xn protel Systems provides the first POS integration connecting protel.I/O with its xnPOS product

Xn protel 26 June 2017
Global hospitality management software provider Xn protel Systems today announced at HITEC Toronto the integration of xnPOS to protel.I/O, the groundbreaking Enterprise Hospitality Framework from protel hotelsoftware.The protel.I/O Enterprise Hospitality Framework utilizes powerful Enterprise Service Bus technology to provide a cost-effective, highly flexible integration platform allowing the rapid connection of leading hospitality applications using industry-standard HTNG-based protocols. protel.I/O uses a new paradigm of 'point-to-multi-point' integration, such that a single POS transaction can simultaneously update the PMS, stock, CRM and loyalty points systems with all relevant details. By harnessing a powerful data warehouse 100% of all data from all systems connected to protel I/O is captured for further reporting and analysis. protel.I/O is a native cloud application, built on Amazon Web Services, that scales with demand and provides very fast performance.protel.I/O allows deep integration for xnPOS to the hotel's PMS and all other applications that are connected to the hospitality ecosystem, allowing all POS transactions to be captured and analyzed using protel's highly sophisticated and powerful protel GENIUS analytics engine. This facilitates the provision of real-time suggestions ('whispers') to F&B staff, with individualized cues and offers, so they give guests a uniquely tailored service while also making upsell recommendations. In addition, protel.I/O allows xnPOS to update the hotel's CRM and/or loyalty scheme, providing rich data in real time. This further enhances the hotel's ability to deliver highly individualized service offerings to guests, adding value to loyalty systems, enhancing brand loyalty and generating revenue.Greg Spicer, CEO of Xn protel Systems said, "protel.I/O, together with protel GENIUS, is highly innovative and disruptive technology that finally gives hotels the ability to use their 'big data' productively in real time. As the first POS integration partner for protel.I/O we are very excited about providing our customers with these extremely powerful tools. They will help them increase revenue and enhance guest satisfaction. Utilizing protel.I/O and protel GENIUS makes our xnPOS product a front-runner for innovative, guest-centric hotel F&B outlets worldwide."Pete Simpson, SVP of Global Business Technology for protel hotelsoftware commented, "protel will be the first hospitality technology provider to apply predictive analytics to big data that is collected, analyzed and actioned in real time. protel I/O provides the perfect vehicle to collect the data, protel GENIUS advanced analytics provides the tools to really leverage the data effectively."To find out more come and see xnPOS and protel.I/O in action in booth (protel #727) at HITEC Toronto, June 26-29, 2017, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada.

Xn protel Systems launches its cloud-hosted POS System in North America

Xn protel 22 June 2017
Global hospitality management software provider Xn protel Systems today announces the forthcoming launch at HITEC of xnPOS, its highly innovative and proven enterprise food and beverage POS system, into the North American market.xnPOS provides comprehensive functionality and scalability that meets the needs of hotel F&B, table service restaurants and hospitality foodservice operations. The product is already proven in a wide spectrum of F&B operations in some 50 countries across Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. The pedigree and range of international customers endorses the system's flexibility, functionality, language capability and simplicity of use.F&B operations seeking a new alternative POS technology can rely on xnPOS to provide proven workflow advantages to manage guest check transactions, order-entry operations and remote kitchen/bar orders. While also providing seamless integration with hotel PMS, Loyalty/CRM and ERP systems. xnPOS has established interfaces to Oracle Hospitality's Opera PMS and protel hotelsoftware's on-premise and cloud PMS solutions, with HTNG based interfaces to other leading PMS products in development.Responding to the surge in demand for increasingly feature rich mobile solutions, xnPOS offers a range of options on multiple platforms. Xn protel's 'Open Systems' policy allows hotels to use their own preferred make and model of handheld terminal and tablet, or select from a range of elegant but rugged options that have been tested, certified and supplied by Xn protel and its partners as part of a full turnkey solution. Guest facing functions, such as self-ordering, are designed to work on any platform and device, from smartphones to kiosks.Fully secured within a cloud environment that is designed to protect guest transactions and other business data, xnPOS offers enterprise level scalability, security and performance. It enables single-unit, regional and global multi-site F&B outlets remove barriers to system growth, reduce complexity and deliver reliable guest-facing POS operations that provide peace of mind.The challenge of PCI compliance has already been addressed by Xn protel through numerous installations in Europe and other regions. xnPOS does not store credit card data and is essentially removed from PCI scope. Tokenization based interfaces to third party payment solutions are provided where required. Ease of integration to EMV compliant systems are inherent in xnPOS' design.xnPOS has delivered a number of innovative features to the market, including guest self-service kiosks and an integrated call-for-service system that allows guests to summon service, request check and also rate the service operation in real time.Greg Spicer, CEO of Xn protel Systems commented: "Within our international markets the Xn name has been associated with F&B POS for nearly 20 years. Our heritage in Point of Sale systems dates back even further, to some of the first touch screen terminals used in UK hospitality businesses in the 1980s. Now internationally proven, within a wide spectrum of F&B operations, xnPOS provides a genuine alternative for businesses seeking new POS technology and a strong vendor partnership. We are extremely excited to be launching xnPOS at HITEC Toronto and bringing our product to the North American marketplace."To find out more take a look at xnPOS in booth (protel #727) at HITEC Toronto, June 26-29, 2017, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada or visit our website at http://www.xnprotel.com/our-products/pos

Luxury five-star Rosewood Abu Dhabi delivers outstanding service with latest mobile app technology by Xn protel

Xn protel 14 June 2017
Rosewood Abu Dhabi is set to revolutionize the hotel guest experience with the launch of the Neorcha myHotel mobile app. Giving guests direct access to a range of hotel services throughout the guest journey, from pre-arrival to post-stay.Global hospitality management software company Xn protel Systems and Neorcha today announced that Rosewood has implemented the Neorcha mobile application in its brand-new Rosewood hotel in Abu Dhabi. The application creates guest loyalty and encourages direct bookings and upsells, before, during and after the guest's stay.Rosewood Abu Dhabi is the brand's first presence in the United Arab Emirates. Defining new standards, this five-star hotel offers locals and tourist a distinct and personalized luxury lifestyle experience in the heart of the city. Rosewood Abu Dhabi features 154 spacious guestrooms and 35 luxurious suites offering dramatic views of the Arabian Gulf and the Abu Dhabi skyline.With a warm and sophisticated residential style, this 34-story tower offers a unique interpretation of Middle East architectural elements with comfortable furnishings and warm color palettes representative of the region's rich history.As strategic partners, Xn protel Systems and Neorcha help hotels deliver exceptional guest experiences. The Neorcha myHotel mobile app (iOS, Android, BlackBerry) is a fully native application that provides additional functionality for in-room hotel technology, which can be used on a guest's own mobile device, or on provided in-room devices. It integrates with the property's hospitality systems and, with connection to the PMS, provides a wider range of functionality to the guest's mobile device.Ravi Veerasawmy, CHTP | Director of Information Technology, Rosewood Abu Dhabi said: "We sought out the latest technologies for Rosewood Abu Dhabi so that we can provide our guests what they need, where and when they want it. Exceptional guest experience is paramount for us.Ravi continues, "We are looking forward to working with Xn protel and Neorcha as they provide the right technology, knowledge and support for our business."Emmanuel Clave, VP Gulf Countries and India, Xn protel Systems comments: "We are delighted to have been selected by the luxurious Rosewood Abu Dhabi for our product myHotel by Neorcha. The myHotel app is providing the latest in technology integration to all their guests, using an in-room device or their own personal device; whether Android or iOS."Roger El Khoury, Managing Director of Neorcha commented: "We are delighted to introduce the Neorcha myHotel mobile app to the discerning guests of the Rosewood Abu Dhabi and to provide them with a range of hotel services at the touch of a button. Through our strategic partnership with Xn protel Systems we look forward to introducing many more hotels to our technology which is designed to enhance the guest experience and improve guest loyalty."About Rosewood Abu DhabiOffering 5 authentic dining restaurants with cuisines from around the world and 5 lounges guests can enjoy an exclusive dining journey. The property also encompasses Sense, A Rosewood Spa with 9 treatment rooms including two traditional Hammams', a state of the art Fitness center open 24 hours a day and for the little ones Rose Buds. Stunning views of the Abu Dhabi waterfront await you at the hotel complex which provides a sophisticated environment for both business and leisure. As with every hotel in the collection, Rosewood Abu Dhabi encompasses Rosewood's A Sense of Place(r) philosophy by reflecting the culture, history and geography of its location.About NEORCHAEnabling hotels of any size to deliver best-in-class customer service, delivered through unique mobile platforms, NEORCHA's mobile solutions seamlessly integrate with hotel CRM, PMS, CRS, and POS systems, and can be fully customized to unique hotel brand standards and guidelines.NEORCHA's leading technology solutions for the hospitality sector include the myHotel App - enabling hotels to maximize their guests' experience by providing access to a range of services including pre-arrival arrangements, concierge services, destination information and express check-out. myCheck-in, is a mobile solution that provides a stress-free, fast and efficient check-in experience, and myDining App, is a restaurant iPad solution that features menus, promotions and an online ordering facility.Inspired by the power of data, NEORCHA, which was established in 2012, combines its mobile and hotel sector expertise with a commitment to understanding their customers' needs.NEORCHA works with a range of hotels across the Middle East and Europe including Rotana Hotels group, Millennium Hotels MEA, One to One hotels and Rocco Forte Hotels, as well as with a number of restaurants including The Cellar in Qatar, Rodeo Grill in Abu Dhabi and Benihana in Dubai.

Leeu Collection standardizes systems for its recently acquired Linthwaite House Hotel in the Lake District, UK

Xn protel 23 May 2017
Global hospitality management software company Xn protel Systems today announced the Linthwaite House Hotel, part of the Leeu Collection, is replacing its existing systems with protel SPE PMS and xnPOS Point of Sale systems. The PMS implementation includes integration to PABX, GDS/Web booking/Channel Manager, CRM, revenue management and the Leeu Collection's existing procurement platform. xnPOS also provides Linthwaite House with mobile options for handheld devices that will provide a better guest experience at the dining table.Linthwaite House is a luxurious 30-room boutique hotel situated on a hilltop overlooking Lake Windermere in the heart of England's Lake District. With its superb location and breathtaking views the property has been awarded 'Most Excellent Country House Hotel' by Johansens and placed in the top 200 hotels of the UK by the AA. Linthwaite House is the latest addition to the portfolio of Leeu Collection, the manifestation of founder Analjit Singh's vision for sophisticated escapes and unique travel experiences.protel SPE is an on-premise or hosted property management system for independents and smaller accommodation businesses. It is internationally proven, feature rich and trusted worldwide. It seamlessly connects to all major hotel systems to empower staff, increase profits and support the growing needs of a hotel business.xnPOS is an enterprise, full-service, cloud-hosted Point of Sale solution that enables single and multi-property hotel and food service outlets reduce operational complexity and provide a faster, more efficient service.Binish K Sinha, IT Manager, Leeu Collection said: "Our commitment to excellence is our highest priority and the right technology is vital to make sure we deliver the best guest service. We use protel throughout the Leeu Collection in South Africa, and implementing it at Linthwaite House will standardize our systems."Alan O'Riordan, MD UK and Europe, Xn protel Systems comments: "We are really pleased to be working with such a striking boutique hotel as Linthwaite House." Alan continues, "Our feature-rich, flexible, open systems provide the Leeu Collection with powerful support for all departmental activities and helps them strengthen the brand through the creation and delivery of exceptional, personalized guest experiences. This prestigious project provides more evidence that protel SPE remains the premier system for luxury independent properties."

QHotels significantly increases its conversion rate with the introduction of next generation web booking technology

Xn protel 16 May 2017
London, UK -- Global hospitality management software company Xn protel Systems today announced that it has signed a four-year deal with QHotels to extend its use of xmsEnterprise CRS, following a strategic development partnership. The agreement covers Global Distribution System (GDS), channel management and direct web bookings.QHotels has twenty-six unique four star hotels with over 3,650 bedrooms in countryside settings and city centers across the UK. In September 2016 QHotels was ranked 115 in the Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250.Launched for general release in March 2017, xmsEnterprise CRS manages both electronic and voice reservations for hotels, serviced apartment operators, online booking service providers and central reservations offices. Globally scalable, it simplifies the reservation process through guest recognition and bespoke user journeys. xmsEnterprise CRS increases direct booking conversions and drives profit through lower acquisition costs, intelligent customer engagement and integration to third party revenue management systems.Ian Goulding, Finance Director, QHotels said: "Our strategic development partnership allowed us to work closely with Xn protel on the design and features within the web booking engine. It is extremely important for us to be responsive to industry trends and to harness new technology in a cost-efficient manner that suits our group cost model. The new system has provided us with a feature-rich, fully configurable web booking system that has enabled us to increase our conversion rate to over 5%."QHotels has forged a close working relationship with Xn protel Systems since the company's inception in 2002. It has implemented all Xn protel core solutions, including property management, point of sale, golf/activity management and central reservations. Ian Goulding continues: "Xn protel has, and continues to be, a big strategic partner with a 'can-do' attitude and we look forward to the next four years and beyond."MD UK and Europe, Alan O'Riordan, Xn protel Systems comments: "QHotels and Xn protel have demonstrated that working closely together can bring about clear technology advancements and immediate business benefits. Our commitment to developing open cloud systems in consultation and collaboration with our customers and industry partners is enabling us to help break down traditional integration barriers and deliver robust, scalable, industry leading solutions."About QHotelsQHotels was founded in 2003 by Managing Director, Michael Purtill; Finance Director, Ian Goulding and investment company, Alchemy Partners.The QHotels portfolio started with two hotels in 2003 and has grown to 26 hotels by 2016.In November 2014, QHotels added former De Vere Hotels and De Vere Luxury Lodges to its portfolio to strengthen its nationwide presence and complement its award-winning guest offer with premium golf, spa and leisure facilities. The former De Vere Hotels that have joined the QHotels portfolio, are: Dunston Hall, Norwich; Oulton Hall, Leeds; Mottram Hall, Macclesfield, Cheshire; Slaley Hall, Hexham, Northumberland and Belton Woods, Grantham, LincolnshireQHotels takes great pride in its collection of 26 carefully nurtured, unique hotels throughout the UK. Some hotels hide away in the most beautiful countryside, some preside over bustling city centers, but each has its own individual character - ensuring guests enjoy a truly unique experience whether staying for business or pleasure.

Xn protel Systems launches next generation cloud-based Central Reservation System xmsEnterprise CRS

Xn protel 27 March 2017
Global hospitality management software company Xn protel Systems today announced the general release and availability of xmsEnterprise CRS, a modular, cloud based, mobile ready, reservations and distribution platform. This follows successful pilot projects in Europe, UK, Middle East and Asia and more than five years' intensive software engineering led by Xn's USA based CTO Ken Fisher.Engineered for the cloud, xmsEnterprise CRS is designed for use by hoteliers, serviced apartment operators, online booking providers and reservation sales offices, globally. The system provides highly cost effective CRO/CRS operations, centralizing availability, rates, rules, inventory and content for all properties.Guest reservation processes are simplified, centralized and managed from one application for all booking channels. Two-way connectivity to PMS, OTA, GDS and ADS channels harnesses the power of the internet using open standards of technical integration and seamless interfaces, to reduce human effort and lower booking costs. The system removes barriers to rate and inventory distribution, simplifies mobile and web booking for guests, companies, agents and groups, using intuitive end-user screens throughout.xmsEnterprise CRS also enables global sale and inventory control of packages, room extras, upgrades and even interconnected spa services and golf tee time bookings. Authorized guest preference data is exchanged securely with CRM systems. Booking profiles are delivered seamlessly to CRM and PMS ensuring past preferences are saved for enhanced service delivery for regular guests.xmsEnterprise CRS provides a globally scalable, functional, cloud reservation system that can be managed from any web browser. It connects all booking types to your global sales offices, irrespective of source, with inventory synched to and from a hotel's property management system.The system can be used as a componentized solution with gradual expansion where relevant. Modules released include Distribution Management, Web Booking, Mobile Booking, GDS, OTA Direct, Channel Manager and Central Reservation Operations. A cost-effective pricing model ensures a match between global inventory count, business size, functionality requirements and budget. Delivered as a software-as-a-service (SaaS), xmsEnterprise CRS reduces cost and IT complexity.Travel industry distribution partnerships, utilizing HTNG industry interface standards, can readily build two-way interface bridges between their own cloud applications and xmsEnterprise CRS. Xn's open approach to distribution partnerships aims to remove barriers of inter-connectivity within the Industry's evolving and complex booking ecosystem.Xn protel Systems' Chief Executive, Greg Spicer said: "xmsEnterprise CRS provides a globally scalable cloud based CRS that drives low cost reservations from direct mobile and web bookings, while supporting seamless inter-connectivity to myriad booking partners. As a ground-up, cloud-based development undertaken entirely by our in-house software engineering team, xmsEnterprise CRS builds upon the extensive experience and domain knowledge gained over the last twelve years with our successful predecessor product Xn globalRES."We are proud and encouraged by the performance of xmsEnterprise CRS within a range of demanding projects conducted during our monitored release program. Based on extensive user feedback gained from initial global projects and with scalability tested on public cloud infrastructure up to 200,000 rooms, we are confident that xmsEnterprise CRS can scale up to support practically any accommodation business globally. Helping operators save cost, serve guests, drive top-line revenues and improve yields. We are very excited to formally announce the general release of xmsEnterprise CRS."

protel.I/O Enterprise Hospitality Framework set to disrupt #hoteltechnology as we know it.

Xn protel 6 March 2017
Dortmund, Germany -- protel hotelsoftware's imminent announcement at this week's ITB Berlin is set to disrupt the market.The complexity of hospitality IT has increased hugely over the past years; the number of systems that are being connected is constantly rising. Faster, and faster. Thanks to the dynamics of technical evolution, new ideas evolve nearly daily to provide better guest services. Big Data, micro-services, cloud computing and much more provide guests and hoteliers with an enormous potential to benefit from this. Creativity is not limited - however, it's tough to make such ideas become reality: Often the execution is too difficult, too slow and too costly due to the rigid IT environment that's actually being used in hotels.This is where the new protel.I/O Enterprise Hospitality Framework comes in. Hoteliers and 3rd party vendors have joint access to the open API, provided by the protel.I/O EHF. This provides an as yet unknown flexibility to hoteliers and vendors: One, simple framework, overseen, developed and administered by one trusted brand.protel now services over 14,000 hotels around the globe and is in a very strong position indeed, with thousands of integration requests from hundreds of technology suppliers.The hotels who are signing up are both opening their doors to tomorrow's brightest innovators, and pressing more value out of their current technology set-up.Most of these other vendors are the same #hoteltechnology brands that the hotels already trust and use, and are built on open data standards and protocols, allowing for a smoother and more rapid deployment."I'm thrilled to join protel. This #hoteltechnology company has the experienced technical talent, agility and tenacity to execute this phenomenally disruptive technology vision. Watch them go... protel I/O" - Pete Simpson, SVP Global Business Technology, protelThe real beauty of the new framework, however, is this: each separate product - irrespective of vendor - uses, enriches and takes insights from the same, real-time data-layer that the hotel is using.This data encompasses complete guest-profile, spend, activity and marketing touchpoints, as well as other on-property data such as room-entry/occupancy, guest location, minibar levels or air-con use, in addition to all the usual marketing codes.All of this data is analysed in real-time to provide up-to-the-minute insight, keeping staff aware, and able, to present incredibly personalised offers and extras that will be very hard for the guest to decline.Furthermore, these packages can be segmented in such a way as to provide immediate traction via the hotel's own direct marketing channels - and can be adapted still further for standard deployment via GDS and OTA channels.If you think Big Data just means pretty dashboards - well, you could be missing the point!Last but not least: Larger hotel groups only have one partner to deal with - and this partner oversees the successful certification and integration of a myriad of other product vendors.Anyone wishing to find out more about the protel.I/O Enterprise Hospitality Framework should be sure to visit protel at Booth 103 in Hall 8.1 at the ITB from Wednesday, 8th March.Or come and read more on the website, here.(Illustration credit: (c) Rassco | Dreamstime.com)

The Reverie Saigon invests in new Point of Sale technology from Xn protel in all hotel and restaurant outlets

Xn protel 6 March 2017
Global hospitality management software company Xn protel Systems today announced the implementation of xnPOS at The Reverie Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The installation included 71 POS licenses across all five outlets in the hotel to be used by 240 staff. The Reverie Saigon is the flagship luxury property of the Windsor Property Management Group Corporation (WMC Group), whose parent company has been operating in Ho Chi Minh City since the early 1990's.As one of the most lauded new hotels to open in Asia in recent times, The Reverie Saigon made its grand debut on 1 September 2015, having undergone a seven-year build from the ground-up as part of the landmark Times Square Building in the heart of prestigious District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The Reverie Saigon's 286 guestrooms pay homage to the Italian passion for exquisite decor, artistry and craftsmanship and its impeccable dining experiences include home-style Italian, contemporary French and fine dining Chinese. Each restaurant individually cultivates a distinctive ambiance, from the chic interiors of Cafe Cardinal to R&J's striking back-lit bar, from The Royal Pavilion's magnificent jade accents to The Long @ Times Square's lively vibe.Tony Truong, Deputy General Director of Windsor Property Management Group Corporation, says: "The Reverie Saigon installation is our flagship property and represents the culmination of ten years of planning. The latest expansion of xnPOS at the property brings the network to around 150 POS terminals across 28 of WMC Group's F&B outlets. Approximately 500+ staff use xnPOS daily, to enter kitchen and bar orders, print bills and to assist them to serve guests. We continue to work with F&B systems from Xn protel Systems, as their technology is multi-lingual, integrated and because they have kept pace with our business growth. xnPOS integrates with our Hotel PMS, VIP Loyalty and Procurement systems, linking guest facing F&B service functions with back-end administration processes. We are pleased with Xn protel's willingness to develop specific requirements for our many F&B concepts, including fine dining, casual dining and bars. In the next project phase we plan to roll out the Mobile version of xnPOS, with the objective to provide guests the highest possible levels of F&B service."Greg Spicer, Chief Executive, Xn protel Systems comments: "xnPOS is an enterprise-scalable, full-service, cloud-hosted Point of Sale solution that integrates multi-site hotel F&B outlets, reducing operational complexity and speeding up guest services. We are thrilled to see xnPOS in use at The Reverie Saigon, an extremely prestigious hotel. Our congratulations go to Windsor Property Management Group Corporation on the development of The Reverie Saigon and especially for the leading standards which they have set. As one of our longest standing customers, we are delighted to be continuing our association."About The Reverie SaigonA member of The Leading Hotels of the World, The Reverie Saigon offers an astonishing hotel experience, showcasing extravagant, unapologetic European opulence in a storied Asian setting. The latest luxury addition to the country's flourishing hotel scene features 286 rooms and suites alongside 89 fully furnished serviced apartments, all of which are among the largest in the city and feature incomparable views of the winding Saigon River and the city skyline. Renowned Italian brands furnished the rooms and suites of both the hotel and residence, and set the ambiance with exquisite and, in some cases, one-of-a-kind pieces. The property features five distinctive food and beverage outlets, a 1,200-square-metre spa & fitness centre, an expansive outdoor swimming pool and 16 versatile and elegantly decorated function spaces.

Bond Hotel kick-starts the first phase of its new strategy with the implementation of Xn protel's property management system

Xn protel 22 February 2017
Global hospitality management software company Xn protel Systems today announced that it has been chosen by Bond Hotel for its protel SPE property management system. Go-live will coincide with the hotel's refurbishment and support its strategy to add a new dimension to its guest experience and web booking.Bond Hotel, located just off the Blackpool coast in the UK, is a 62 bedroom, family-run accessible hotel that caters for guests with learning, mental and physical disabilities. It is the UK's largest, award-winning, accessible hotel. The hotel prides itself on comfort and flexibility and provides all of the specialist equipment, care support and door to door travel required for a care-free holiday or respite break.protel SPE, designed specifically for independent property management, provides complete operational control to ensure efficient staff, increased profitability and support the growing needs of the business. The system will help Bond Hotel manage tricky group bookings and make sure they don't miss key guest requirements. It will provide them with the ability to quickly personalize communications throughout the reservation process to make sure they address guest's very specific needs. protel SPE will allow the Bond team to facilitate individual prerequisites for each room within a group booking and easily see all requirements while managing the booking. Bond Hotel has chosen the on-property installation option.Karen Atkinson, Owner, Bond Hotel said: "We are very excited to be working with Xn protel who are providing our new reservations system, delivering custom solutions that suit our requirements, which greatly surpasses other systems on the market. The Bond Hotel is a specialty hotel catering for guests with disabilities and therefore our booking system requires additional functions not currently used on standard booking systems. Xn protel has offered a very high level of customer service by overcoming obstacles quickly and providing functions that other systems cannot, delivering us a personal and unique system designed to meet our needs."For over 25 years The Bond Hotel, Blackpool has specialized in holidays for guests with physical, learning disabilities and guests with mental health concerns, with 62 bedrooms spread across 3 floors. The nature of the hotel brings with it our own series of challenges, which Xn protel has listened to and found solutions to ensure the system works for our business needs. We look forward to the future working with Xn protel as we continue to grow in this unique and rewarding sector within respite breaks and hospitality."Alan O'Riordan, Managing Director UK and Europe, Xn protel Systems comments: "Bond Hotel were very clear about what they needed and we are delighted to fit the bill." Alan continues, "This win highlights our commitment to niche markets and shows the flexibility and strength of our solutions."ENDS

Little Group is ready for authentic-style restaurant openings in Abu Dhabi with the implementation of new centralized, cloud-based POS solution

Xn protel 24 January 2017
Global hospitality management software and services company Xn protel Systems today announced the go-live of two restaurants, out of sixteen contracted new sites, for the Little Group. They are the Little Mexico, Saadiyat Island and Little Paris, Corniche in Abu Dhabi. The further fourteen sites will be opening in Al Wahda Mall and Yas Mal in Abu Dhabi and La Mer in Dubai throughout 2017.Abu Dhabi-based Little Group operates restaurant, catering and consultancy divisions. Its restaurants aim to offer diners authentic experiences from cities around the world, with Little Mexico and Little Paris already operating in Abu Dhabi and more to follow in Dubai. Established in 2016, the company is preparing to open Little New York, Little Roma, Little Soi Bangkok, Little Shanghai, Little Tokyo, Little Mumbai, Little Mykonos, Little Beijing and Little Honolulu in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.xnPOS is an enterprise, full-service, cloud-based, Point of Sale solution that enables single and multi-site hotel and food service outlets to reduce operational complexity and provide a faster, more efficient service, whether face-to-face or self-service. It is an easy to use, highly customizable, feature rich, multi-lingual, open and scalable solution, for use within table service, quick service and bar & kitchen operations. xnPOS is centrally managed with enterprise-wide scalability, while also being Android, Windows 10 mobile touch ready. It is fast, robust and enables mobile operations for staff.Thomas Gebler, Chief Culinary Officer, Little Group said: "Local-grown brands cater to the specific requirements of the local market and benefit from their owner/operator being right behind them to drive innovation and quality. Working closely with Xn protel we will provide our brands with the latest Point of Sale technology backed by friendly, efficient support to create smooth business operations and happy customers."Emmanuel Clave, Vice President GCC and India, Xn protel Systems comments: "We are delighted to be working with such a distinctive and exciting group of restaurant brands. Taking our belief that every business is unique, with its own requirements, we have made specific customizations and integrations to make sure xnPOS is a perfect fit for Little Group. We wish them huge success and look forward to supporting them all the way!"About Little GroupDreamed up by Thomas Gebler, a trailblazing lover of food and a seasoned restaurateur, Little Group is big on many things. From the colours on our walls to the flavours in our dishes, we are brave and we are bold. We move with the passion of Mexico and the tenacity of New York, the elegance of Paris and the energy of Mumbai. We know our cities, we know our food and we know how to have fun.When it comes down to the little things, we're big on those too. Honest, wholesome and hearty portions presented in hip, vibrant spaces and served by genuinely happy people; we think quality is in the detail.

Malmaison Hotel du Vin Group standardises on Xn protel Systems' POS solution

Xn protel 7 November 2016
Xn protel Systems has announced that Malmaison Hotel du Vin Group, the leading UK boutique hotel brand and a member of the Frasers Hospitality Group, has placed an order to install the company's full service cloud POS system in its remaining six hotels. In doing so, the group will be standardising on the Xn POS solution across its entire portfolio.Xn's POS system is cloud based, but also provides local resilience to safeguard revenue and service standards in hotel bars and restaurants. The solution for Malmaison & Hotel du Vin includes interfaces to Opera PMS, FnB Shop inventory management and Quadranet table reservations, as well as other custom developments for the operator."We've been working with Xn since 2008 and have developed an excellent relationship with them in that time", stated Iain Cowieson, IT Director. "We find them easy to do business with, flexible in their approach and open to our integration needs, while also lowering our total cost of ownership."The remaining six hotels will be rolled out in early 2017.

Xn protel Systems selected as Point of Sale provider to O'Learys Sports Restaurant in UAE

Xn protel 28 September 2016
Xn protel Systems have been selected by O'Leary Sports Restaurant to supply their xnPOS point of sale solution to TIME Hotels new standalone franchise restaurant O'Learys - Sports Restaurant as the newest hospitality venture across the UAE.The first xnPOS installation was successfully undertaken at the recently opened O'Learys Sports Restaurant on Dubai's Sheikh Zayed Road. The casual dining venue has a total capacity for 250, spanning six different seating areas within the restaurant, the terrace, in the shisha area and around the bar. The installation has a mix of fixed workstation and fast order mobile devices, and the web based central reporting give instant access to sales figures to the company.The 596-square-metre restaurant, with its Boston sports teams themed interiors and large screen televisions and video gaming facilities, is set to become a popular venue for drinks and bites while watching the big match, enjoying a meal with family and friends, or simply relaxing with colleagues after work.Mohammad Awadalla, CEO, TIME Hotels Management commented:"The Middle East is a prime target market for O'Learys Sports Restaurant, with its proven concept and multi-segment consumer appeal. We are confident that diners and sports fans will appreciate the unique concept and lively family atmosphere. We see further opportunities to place the O'Learys brand in key high traffic, high value locations across the UAE and the region in the future."The new point of sales system will provide the team at the outlet efficiency in day to day jobs, dynamic, secure and flexible cloud base solution. O'Learys was the pilot launch but we will follow on the same trend across upcoming outlets and in the future integrating it into our hotel chain, added Joseph Fayad, Corporate IT Director, TIME Hotels Management."Emmanuel Clave , Vice President GCCI , Xn protel Systems commented:"We are delighted to have been chosen by TIME Hotels Management to provide our xnPOS point of sale solution in their first ever non-hotel venture and we wish the new business every success. The successful implementation at O'Learys Sports Restaurant in Dubai is also a milestone for Xn protel Systems as it was the first project undertaken by our new Dubai based office - we look forward to many more across the region!"

Xn protel Systems implements integrated PMS, Conference & Banqueting and EPoS solutions at The Lensbury

Xn protel 8 September 2016
The Lensbury is a premium hotel, conference centre and leisure club, situated in South West London, UK, with 171 bedrooms, 37 meeting rooms and multiple F&B outlets. The resort boasts world class sporting facilities and hosts international teams from the world of rugby and other disciplines.The management team at The Lensbury conducted an exhaustive RFI process, with the stated aim to "implement a new PMS solution, be fully integrated with the F&B, hotel and conference departments and make substantive improvements in the quality and timeliness of financial control and management reporting." After extensive presentations and reference checks, the team settled on Xn protel as the most qualified and comprehensive solution for their needs. The project commenced in January 2016, with Go Live in June 2016."We invested significant time in evaluating vendors and systems, as we were determined to make the right decision for our business", stated Snezana Hassell, IT Systems Manager. "That decision has been endorsed by the support we have had from the Xn team throughout the process and the obvious functionality benefits the systems are now delivering".

Douglas Rice, Founder & CEO Emeritus of Hotel Technology Next Generation, joins Xn protel Systems as Non-Executive Director

Xn protel 25 July 2016
Xn protel Systems Group Limited is delighted to announce that Douglas Rice has joined the Board of Xn protel Systems in the role of Non-Executive Director.Greg Spicer, Chief Executive of Xn protel Systems, commented:"We are absolutely delighted to welcome Douglas to the Board of Xn protel Systems. Douglas has an unrivalled level of experience in the hotel technology industry and will make a huge contribution to the planning, development and long term growth of our global business. Douglas brings to Xn protel Systems a tremendous breadth of technical and business domain expertise.The timing of Douglas joining our Board of Directors could not be better, as we begin to plan the North American launch of protel Air, our new native cloud PMS and xmsEnterprise Cloud Reservation System."Douglas Rice commented:"I am very excited to be joining Xn protel Systems. Since leaving HTNG I have been looking for a limited number of high quality companies to work with at a strategic level. Now more than ever, top-end global hotel companies are searching for next-generation PMS, CRS, and POS solutions that can meet the needs of luxury hotels and that are supported globally.Xn protel Systems is well established in the global 5-star market, is already present in more than 50 countries, and has an excellent product portfolio and development team. The company is well positioned to become a market leader, and I look forward to working closely with Greg and his colleagues and helping to contribute to the next stage of the company's growth."BiographyDouglas Rice is an industry leader in the global hospitality technology industry, and now advises hotels, technology providers, and investors on strategic technology planning, market development, funding, and mergers and acquisitions.He is best known for his role as a founder of the global non-profit industry association Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG), Douglas served as its first chief executive, growing HTNG over his 11-year tenure from a start-up all-volunteer effort to a global industry association with thousands of members, a multimillion dollar annual budget, and nearly a dozen full-time staff.Douglas was inducted into the Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals (HFTP) Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame in 2012 and is the only recipient of the Lifetime "Most Valued" Award from the China Hospitality Technology Alliance. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences around the world and has authored dozens of published articles.Douglas's experience prior to HTNG includes: ten years as President of Stratus Management Group, Inc., a boutique consulting firm focusing on strategic hotel technology, marketing and operational issues for global hotel companies and hospitality technology vendors; eight years as managing consultant and Vice President at The Graycon Group, Inc. (predecessor company to TravelClick); four years in various marketing management positions at United Airlines; and six years as senior economist and consultant at Data Resources, Inc. and Wharton Econometrics (both now part of IHS GlobalInsight).Douglas earned his Bachelor's degree with highest distinction in Economics and distinction in Mathematics at Dartmouth College. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree with highest distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was named a George F. Baker Scholar.

Sleep Retreat Hotels launches in the UK and partners with Xn protel for cloud PMS

Xn protel 20 July 2016
Sleep Retreat Hotels is a new, luxury boutique brand, launching in August 2016 with a 37-bedroom property in Cornwall, UK. The company is targeting rapid national expansion, with 16 hotels planned by 2018.When evaluating PMS', Nathan Westbury, Managing Director of Sleep Retreat Hotels, was looking for "software that is user friendly, great for guests and can also offer a central reservations system." After reviewing several leading solutions, he settled upon Xn protel's cloud native offering, protel Air."It was a relatively straightforward decision to choose protel Air", stated Westbury. "The user interface is very modern and cutting edge, but also very intuitive and easy to use, with a high level of sophistication, where needed. The system's inherent user friendliness even means that we have been able to use a demo system supplied by Xn protel to train our central reservations team in advance of the first opening and prior to any formal Xn training being provided."For exclusive package deals in celebration of the launch of their Cornwall hotel, visit http://www.sleepretreathotels.com/offers.html.

Xn protel Systems cements its 5 star London PMS pedigree at the Exhibitionist Hotel

Xn protel 7 July 2016
The Exhibitionist is a luxury boutique hotel in South Kensington, London, containing 33 rooms, 4 suites and 8 gallery spaces in a pair of beautifully restored 18th-century townhouses. Described as "a monochrome canvas for cool artists and trendy designers to splash with extraordinary works", guests are invited to curate their own experience, from the scent in their room to a choice of private pools and secret balconies.Refurbished, rebranded and launched in November 2014, the hotel initially continued to use a "one stop shop" cloud PMS, channel and distribution manager. However, the management team quickly identified the need for a "best of breed" approach to their key systems in order to maximise potential in the luxury boutique market. Primary drivers were system reliability, management reporting, comprehensive OTA exposure and a class leading direct web booking experience.Xn protel Systems was selected to implement the protel Multi Property Edition PMS at both the Exhibitionist and a second hotel under the same ownership, The Gainsborough. The systems went live in June 2016."We chose Xn protel Systems because of their track record in the London boutique market", stated Manhad Narula, founder of The Exhibitionist Hotel. "Our Hotel Manager had experience of the company and system prior to joining us, so we were very comfortable that protel would overcome all of the obstacles we were experiencing with the previous system and that we would enjoy a more productive relationship with the Xn protel team".

Xn protel Systems opens Sydney data centre to support cloud PMS growth across Australasia

Xn protel 2 May 2016
In response to very strong demand for protel Air, the leading cloud based property management system, Xn protel Systems has opened a Sydney-based data centre.The city joins Berlin as the second major data centre for protel Air and will deliver optimal performance to users in Australia, New Zealand and the wider region. This investment marks a major milestone in Xn protel Systems' focus on delivering best-in-class cloud computing to hotels, motels, serviced apartments and other accommodation providers in the region.Craig Chait, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Asia/Pacific and Managing Director Australia for Xn protel Systems, stated:"The rapid uptake of protel Air demonstrates that this part of the world is eager to adopt a true Software as a Service pricing model that reduces initial outlay on capital expenditure and removes the headache of / and investment in IT Infrastructure. The powerful feature set, ease of use, extensive integration options, mobility apps for guests as well as staff, and lower cost of ownership, are all contributing factors to the success of protel Air. The investment in the new Sydney data centre reflects our commitment to the region and will help us to provide our customers with the best possible cloud service and give confidence that their data is stored locally".For further information, please go to http://offers.protel.net/xnprotel-cloud-hotel-technology/About protel Airprotel Air is a true cloud native solution and available in both single property and multi property editions, the latter with a core focus on hotel chains, consolidating data as well as providing some central reservations functionality. protel Air MICE provides properties with an integrated conference & banqueting tool set. A suite of guest and staff add-ons are also available as web services and mobility apps to provide an automated guest journey and powerful operational tools, including: protel Voyager, protel Housekeeping, protel Messenger, protel Survey, protel for iPad/Android and protel Web Booking Engine.

Xn protel Systems goes live at Corinthia Hotel Khartoum with PMS and EPoS

Xn protel 7 April 2016
Corinthia is a collection of luxury hotels founded by the Pisani family of Malta in 1962. All Corinthia hotels feature extensive leisure and business traveller facilities and are renowned for their unique characters. The portfolio includes the 230 bedroom Corinthia Hotel Khartoum in Sudan, which recently installed the protel PMS and xnPOS EPoS systems supplied by Xn protel.The protel deployment was extensive, including Conference & Banqueting and Sales & Marketing modules, bespoke data exports for loyalty and CRM requirements and multiple interfaces to telephone, key card, CRS and accounts systems. The EPoS project included 14 terminals for all F&B areas, with an integrated stock module. The systems went live in February 2016."Our decision to contract with Xn protel was based on a number of factors", stated Adrian Scerri, Director of MIS for Corinthia Hotels. "We needed a system and supplier that matched our incumbent in terms of suitability for a full service, luxury environment, but that would also provide the ongoing support and service required in one of our more distant locations".

Xn protel Systems selected for Europe's first Park Regis Hotel

Xn protel 19 January 2016
International hotel brand Park Regis will soon call Europe home with the opening of its Birmingham property in March 2016.The hotel will be located in the former Auchinleck House building on Broad Street, which received a PS50 million renovation to transform it into a modern silver-clad hotel offering 253 deluxe rooms, two junior suites and the largest presidential suite in Birmingham, as well as an a la carte restaurant, all-glass Saki Bar and Pan Asian Fusion Restaurant on the 16th floor.The hotel will be managed by UK based Then Hospitality for StayWell Hospitality Group and will become Xn protel Systems' largest customer in the UK's second city, implementing its protel PMS and Xn POS EPoS solutions. The scale of the implementation is reflected by the myriad options chosen for the hotel, including Sales & Catering, stock management and multiple 3rd party interfaces, as well as a significant focus on mobile technologies for both guests and staff. Also crucial was the capability to scale the systems up to a multi-system platform as StayWell expands and adds further hotels. The systems will be hosted from Xn protel's Tier 3, co-located data centre in Manchester, UK."We are delighted to be entrusted with such a prestigious brand and hotel", stated Stuart Broster, MD, Then Hospitality. "We look forward to working with Xn protel as a partner for our mission critical systems and to implementing technology that will truly help us to deliver a superior guest experience".About StayWell Hospitality Group: Based in Sydney Australia, StayWell Hospitality Group operates two high profile hotel brands - Park Regis and Leisure Inn. StayWell has a growing international hotel network now numbering 32 properties across Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, India, the United Kingdom, and United Arab Emirates. The company is privately owned by three stakeholders - Simon Wan (CEO and Managing Director), Richard Doyle (Executive Director and Corporate Counsel), and Bal Sohal (Non-Executive Director). StayWell has a defined strategy to grow its portfolio within three years to a network of more than 100 hotels across Australia, South East Asia, India, China and Europe.About Then Hospitality: Based in the UK, Then Hospitality is an independent hotel management company providing integrated solutions for both major hotel brands and privately owned properties. The company has expertise in all hotel segments, including luxury, boutique, full service, limited service, and extended stay.

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