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Technology-Supported Operations Leave More Time for Hospitality

Hotel F&B ·8h
Early this year, news broke that the Henn-na Hotel in Sasebo, Japan was laying off half of its workforce. What made this news particularly interesting was that the Henn-na Hotel was staffed almost entirely by robots.

IHG pilots new lighting technology to help guests sleep better

Hotel F&B 18 March 2019
InterContinental Hotels Group has partnered with Healthe® by Lighting Science, a global leader in innovative LED lighting solutions, to pilot the use of state-of-the-art circadian lighting to help guests sleep better while travelling.

HotelREZ eyes UK hospitality growth

Hotel F&B 15 March 2019
After a decade of consistent growth for the UK hotel sector, with RevPAR increasing on average 4% since 2010¹ and GDS agency sales increasing YOY currently by 9%, HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts is poised to celebrate its 15th anniversary by continuing to grow its portfolio.

Epos Partners With TableUp to Offer Online Ordering

Hotel F&B 15 March 2019
Cloud-based POS provider Epos Now has announced a partnership with restaurant software provider TableUp, an all-in-one solution for restaurants of all sizes that offers a personalized and convenient experience to both establishments and their customers.

Digital Diner Launches Solution to Resolve Tablet Turmoil

Hotel F&B 15 March 2019
Online ordering is showing up at restaurants across the country and for good reason. People want convenience and restaurants want to increase revenue. It’s a winning combination.

Hotel Pricing Optimization: Learning from Outside Industries

Hotel F&B 14 March 2019
While the hotel industry is truly unique, when it comes to price optimization, there’s a lot we can learn from outside industries. To help hotels develop a dynamic pricing optimization strategy that maximizes future profit, we examine industries from airlines to retail. And we find plenty of takeaways hoteliers can incorporate into their revenue management practices for greater success.

CBRE Research Forecasts Healthy RevPar Growth for U.S. Hotels in 2019 and 2020

Hotel F&B 13 March 2019
Continued favorable economic fundamentals are expected to lead to U.S. hotel rooms revenue per available room (RevPAR) growth of 2.5 percent in 2019 and 2.0 percent in 2020, according to the latest forecast from CBRE Hotels Americas Research.

The Effect of IPOs on Transportation Network Companies

Hotel F&B 13 March 2019
There's good disruption and bad, and plenty of corporate travel buyers will argue whether the disruption in ground transportation by transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft has been good or bad for their travel programs. One thing's for sure: Business travelers overwhelmingly think it's good. They like the ease of the ridehailing app experience and are seduced by TNCs' low prices.

European Authorities Set Out New Online Distribution Rules

Hotel F&B 12 March 2019
The European Commission, European Parliament and Council of the European Union have set out new regulations for online platforms including Google and price comparison sites, such as Skyscanner.

Blockchain: hotel settlement could be the first big win, says Travelport

Hotel F&B 12 March 2019
In the B2B space, Travelport says the bottom line is money, while for startup KeyoCoin it's about solving the consumer adoption puzzle with 'gamification'. Pamela Whitby reports.

Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino Standardizes on Aruba to Deliver IoT-enabled "Smart Rooms" and Exceptional Guest Experiences

Hotel F&B 12 March 2019
Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, announced that the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino, a boutique hospitality and entertainment destination in the heart of revitalized downtown Las Vegas, is using Aruba wireless, wired, security and location services solutions to bring new services and experiences to its guests and the surrounding community.

Amadeus and partners pick top tech trends that will impact travel consultants>>?

Hotel F&B 12 March 2019
As travel continues to grow, and travel expectations evolve, technology continues to impose itself in the travel booking process and also in the travel experience itself.

Consumed Revenue and Why It Matters for Hotel Marketers

Hotel F&B 11 March 2019
Traditionally, digital marketing teams have focused on gross revenue and return for reporting and optimization purposes. For hoteliers, gross revenue is the revenue directly attributed to a booking at the moment the booking occurs. For example, if a traveler decides to book a $100 hotel room today for an upcoming vacation, that $100 will be recorded and attributed to today’s date, the same day the booking occurred.

AI-Powered Leak Detection & Water Conservation System Launches

Hotel F&B 11 March 2019
WINT Water Intelligence, a leader in water management solutions for commercial and industrial applications, announced the availability of its products and services in the United States.

The Dinex Group Uses WiFi Tool to Collect 64,000 Email Addresses, Sell out Events

Hotel F&B 11 March 2019
The Dinex Group, a 16-restaurant group owned by celebrity chef Daniel Boulud, announced the success of a new marketing initiative that has helped the company’s marketing team collect more than 64,000 email addresses from loyal customers.

Infor Continues to Modernize Revenue Management Functionality for Hoteliers

Hotel F&B 11 March 2019
Infor, a provider of business cloud software specialized by industry, announced, the completion of a transformative upgrade to Infor EzRMS Mobile as well as the Infor EzRMS Pricing Engine, key components of the company's overall portfolio of Hospitality Revenue Management Solutions. The mobile application, available through Google Play™ Store and Apple App Store, delivers the right information at the right time so hoteliers can analyze trends and make more informed pricing decisions on the go.

Hospitality Technology Announces 2019 Top Women in Restaurant Technology Award Winners

Hotel F&B 8 March 2019
Hospitality Technology (HT) magazine is pleased to announce the winners of its 2019 Top Women in Restaurant Technology Awards. The 2019 awards program is sponsored by 7shifts, an employee scheduling and workforce management platform designed specifically for restaurants and QSRs.

Incorporating Events into your Demand Forecasts: Why It's Important to an Accurate Pricing Strategy

Hotel F&B 7 March 2019
A couple of weeks ago, we shared 10 must-haves for a complete revenue optimization solution, at the top of that list was Accurate Forecasting. If we were to publish a list of 10 “must-haves” in your demand forecasting process, events would almost certainly be in our top 5. A forecast that doesn’t incorporate events simply cannot be consistently accurate. And an inaccurate forecast will not result in rate recommendations that will secure the most revenue.

Mission Critical: Simplify the Role of Revenue Management

Hotel F&B 7 March 2019
It’s been nearly a decade since I stepped out of day-to-day revenue responsibilities at Wynn Resorts to launch Duetto. Our goal was to improve the daily lives of revenue professionals in the hospitality industry. Our initial objective was clear: give revenue teams the right data and resources, plus better tools to make more informed decisions.

Squirrel Systems Launches Scalable POS at MURTEC

Hotel F&B 7 March 2019
Squirrel Systems announced today the general availability of Squirrel 11, another important milestone for the hospitality industry’s most established point of sale system (POS).

Skyscanner partners with Trello to create seamless trip planning and booking

Hotel F&B 6 March 2019
Skyscanner has just announced a new partnership with Trello – a visual collaboration tool – by introducing a “Skyscanner Power-Up” feature that will introduce travel search and booking features onto the platform.

Best Practice Tips and Trends: Grow Into Technology

Hotel F&B 6 March 2019
It’s getting to the point where technology is a part of just about everything. In fact, it’s practically a required part of facilitating and managing events — whether through improved communication with attendees, by streamlining operations, or through a digitally connected and immersive experience.

TransAct Launches BOHA Cloud-Based Apps, Hardware Solutions

Hotel F&B 6 March 2019
TransAct Technologies Inc. launched of BOHA!, a comprehensive ecosystem of cloud-based SaaS apps and hardware solutions for restaurant and food service companies to manage their back-of-house operations.

How Luxury Hospitality Brand AKA Standardizes Operations Across 10 of Their Properties

Hotel F&B 5 March 2019
Luxury hospitality brand AKA has partnered with ALICE to standardize operations across ten of its properties. ALICE is the hospitality industry’s leading operations technology, connecting every staff department through one platform for all communication and guest requests. Over two thousand hotels and luxury residences around the world have chosen ALICE to streamline operations and communication with a single platform.

RLH Corp. Unveils RLabs for Tech Innovation

Hotel F&B 5 March 2019
RLH Corporation unveiled the creation of a new subsidiary, RLabs Inc. RLabs was formed to be a travel technology-based innovator that houses and builds on the groundbreaking technology platform the company has created, including RevPak. RLabs will focus on new revenue verticals, and on developing unique technology and system offerings for the hospitality industry including software, robotics, and artificial intelligence.

Strong European Performance Set to Continue

Hotel F&B 5 March 2019
2018 proved a successful year for Europe hoteliers as a whole, with year-end data from STR showing a 1.2% increase in occupancy to 72.4% across the continent, feeding a 3.9% increase in ADR to €112.49 and a healthy 5.2% increase in revenue per available room to €81.43.

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