Increase Profit Margin by Selecting the Right Mobile Ordering System

It’s a well-known fact that E-commerce increases revenues in all types of businesses. ...
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The Hotel You Can Ski On!

The roof invites guests to ski down towards the slopes of Vallée de Joux, and five zig-zagging room slabs expand into a gently sloping exterior path, leading directly to the museum...
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The First Luxury Space Hotel to Open in 2021

Guests will have to partake in an intensive three month training to ensure they understand basic spaceflight, orbital mechanics and life in pressurised environments in space, before they visit the hotel ...
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How Wi-Fi Can Make or Break Your Hotel

For hotels to improve their guest experience and increase revenue, balancing security with ease of access is essential ...
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A Digital Key That Fits Every Hotel Lock!

The device will take data from any card whether it’s fully functional or not and will grant the user access to nearly any room in the hotel within just a few...
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A smarter way to save water

Showering is an area with high water and energy consumption – especially in the hotel industry – and therefore an area for intervention...
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How to create the ultimate bespoke feature wall using digitally printed wallpaper

ATADesigns worked on a design for the London Marriott County Hall project with RPW Design. They wanted to change the size and colour-way of an existing design to match their project...
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Five ways to reduce your hotel’s energy cost

Everyone needs to start somewhere and if you get the chance to break ground on a new hotel then you can start saving money the minute you build energy efficiency measures...
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Green solutions to improve your profitability

Studies have shown that when people feel more relaxed and positive in their mind-set they will spend up to 12% more on the same products in an area that included planting!...
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How Smart Pest Detectors Can Protect Your Guests from Bed Bugs

Although industry insiders know that bed bugs are a problem for all hotels from luxury to budget, guests are usually not so understanding!...
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The Technologies Changing Hotels in 2018 and Beyond

If your staff are happy, then your guests will be happy too, simple yes? Well apparently not. Too many hotels are focusing all their attention on guest technology...
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Choice Hotels and Sercotel Hotels Join Forces

This partnership will help reinforce the plans for the extension of Choice Hotels’ global stamp into Spain and other markets...
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How Technology Is Making the Payment Process Easier for Hotel Guests

Mobile payments are a quicker and more convenient payment method for guests, as they can pay how and where they want. ...
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Artificial Intelligence Is Taking Over the Travel Industry!

Throughout the travel sector, AI technology can improve the accuracy of processes and outcomes. Technology is the key to successful operations and interactions...
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How Hotels Can Use OTAs to Boost Their Digital Marketing Strategy

Hotel owners enter these platforms at their own will. It’s a guaranteed source of visibility, lead generation, and revenue. These platforms have an incredible reach; hotel owners have to be crazy...
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Why coffee automation is no longer considered a dirty word

We asked Jan Adriaens, CEO of Schuilenburg and Belgian engineer behind smart autofoamer Perfect Moose, how he saw this evolution take shape....
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Honeywell Introduces a new Voice-Ready Thermostat into Their Hotel

Volara CEO Dave Berger, commented on their new partnership with Honeywell, saying “our solution fuses perfectly with Honeywell’s thermostat. Guests and staff will be able to control the...
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The Innovations Putting the Four Seasons at the Forefront of Their Industry

One hotel innovation that’s got everyone talking is the game-changing FS Chat, which is an instant messaging messaging system created by the iconic hotel group, The Four Seasons....
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Europe’s First Ever Sustainable Hotel Has Popped Up in Ireland

A hotel which is powered by an underground river… that can’t exist! Or can it? Well one hotel has made this a reality....
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The rise of smart hotels in Singapore

Hotels were initially concerned that robotics was “gimmicky”, but pilot programmes have since proven that robots can “enhance customer service and improve productivity”, Ong added....
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Rise of the Bots

Every day millions of pages with content come online. Hundreds if not thousands of booking sites are battling for consumer attention. So, it would seem that it's becoming even harder for...
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VR and Hotel Bookings – How does it work?

Hardly anyone, these days, books a hotel room without first looking at reviews on TripAdvisor to get feeling for what a hotel is really like...
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New ChoiceEDGE Global Reservations System to be used in Choice Hotels

This project has been created by the Choice Hotels’ technology innovation team and is a real triumph and turning point for the company and president and CEO Pat Pacious. ...
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Self-Parking Slippers and Furniture Now Available in a Japanese Hotel 

The ProPILOT Park Ryokan is designed to look like any other traditional Japanese inn - slippers are lined up in the foyer where guests remove their shoes, and rooms come...
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The AI revolution steps up a notch

''Technology will allow us to know what the client needs before he even knows he wants it," says Alvaro Carrillo de Albornoz, head of Spain's Hotel Technology Institute, which promotes innovation...
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Letting your hotel do the talking 

Among the hotels to implement AI is IHG. In collaboration with Mobiquity, IHG has been able to successfully implement a conventional user interface through two new digital endpoints - voice and...
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The Magic of Setting Prices Right – and Why it Affects You

Technology allows hotels to make better decisions about the right marketing channels and the right pricing strategies. We see big hotel chains making use of a lot of new, expensive technologies...
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LG launch latest robotics

LG is set to unveil CLOi, a line of three new robots, each specifically designed to perform different tasks to improve the operations of hotels, airports and supermarkets. ...
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Five trends driving the hotel industry for 2018

Hotels recently have put emphasis on technology to advance the guest experience and hotel operations, but it’s a new year and it’s time to evaluate the next big trends to drive...
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FastPoint highlight their services in railway stations

Since Q4 2017, FastPoint spots are available in several Railway stations in France. ...
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IoT Smart Technology to be Installed in Hilton Hotels in 2018

Hilton have revealed their plans to install smart home technology into their hotel rooms in 2018, by utilising technology provided by the internet of things (IoT). ...
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Disruption: Driving Change for the Hotel Industry

The hotel industry is still predicted to face disruption in 2018 due to the rise in popularity for Airbnb as well as growing competition in the food and beverage space. ...
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High - Tech Showers for Global Chain

Marriott Hotels has embarked on its latest project - helping their guests to capture their shower-induced brain waves. This will be music to the ears of anyone who's ever had a...
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A big boostto search engine rankings with VR

On November 1st, the Hotel Piet Hein added VDroom’s free VR pages to their website. This gave them a giant lift in their SEO rankings, and helped them bring in more...
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Up-selling at the Top End of Town

British luxury hotels have embraced a new way of up-selling their rooms with UpsellGuru. ...
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Marriott International: Have They Designed the Hotel Room of the Future?

Marriott International has joined voices with industry heavyweights Samsung and Legrand and are finalising their design of the hotel room of tomorrow. The room has been fitted with a plethora of...
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Choice Hotels: The Three Pillars Driving Business Growth

Newly appointed president and CEO of Choice Hotel International, Pat Pacious, has revealed he wants his company - known as one of the largest and most successful lodging companies in the...
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Avvio announces world''s first Al-powered booking engine

Leading hotel technology provider, Avvio has announced the launch of Allora, the world's first booking engine powered by artificial intelligence (Al)....
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3D & VR Spaces for Hospitality: What's the deal?  

The focus of using 3D and VR in the hospitality trade is to 'match the excitement' of your customers by providing a platform that quite literally says...
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Four Seasons launch chat service for guests

Four Seasons Chat has been officially launched by the world-renowned Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. It is a new digital service allowing guests to send and receive instant messages with the...
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The Impact of Smartphones on Hotels

Developments in technology are playing an ever-increasing role in the evolution of the hospitality industry. Hotels are achieving exceptional levels of consumer exposure thanks to the rise of search engines, social...
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High-Tech Entry System for Worldhotels

Guests at Worldhotels’ 350 independent hotel properties around the world will now have keyless access to their hotel rooms; after the firm partnered with OpenKey....
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Treetop Hotel Leading Design Innovation

A unique treetop hotel resort concept, Living the Till, was named as the 2017 Grand Prize Winner at the Radical Innovation contest in New York last month....
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Pyramid Computer: latest QSR order kiosks, guest localization system and more...

Leading European IT manufacturer, specialising in design and production of large format, bespoke cash-enabled self-checkout kiosks, QSR order terminals and indoor positioning system, will showcase their latest polytouch® range at Hotel...
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4Suites engaged Angel Investors to fuel further growth

4SUITES BV is a Netherlands based tech startup that combines a mobile app, lock hardware chips and SaaS as integrated solution for mobile access and guest experience optimization. 4Suites aims at...
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Are we there yet? Signing innovations that drive hotel productivity and customer loyalty.

With E-Signature technology, checking into a hotel can now take as little as ...
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WIRELESS CHARGING COMES TO THE NOOK POD

DO COMPANY partners with AIRCHARGE to put wireless charging in NOOK in time for new iPhone launch....
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New Hotel Classification Complements 5 Star Rating

Another great benefit to hotel owners is that the health and safety compliance tools provided...
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Digitizing hotel wedding sales / management for the modern couple

Bespoke Choice is a new innovative Wedding venue software built and designed to increase sales for your wedding venue....
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INCREASING COLLABORATION – DECREASING WORKSPACE - THE RISE OF THE HUDDLE SPACE

Office space is decreasing and the demand for quick, easy collaboration is increasing. Are you equipped to offer meeting and conference facilities to satisfy the demands of today’s corporate visitor?...
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5 Ways To Get More Direct Bookings

Direct Bookings are the most profitable kind of booking so it’s helpful to know how you can rely more on your own website and less on third parties....
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Vivitek NovoDS Brings Digital Signage Alive for All Hotels

Guests’ first impressions count, and hotels of all sizes can give guests a warm welcome with accurate, easy-to-update information and greetings displayed by Vivitek’s NovoDS ...
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Stay Planner is an Innovator according to Info-Tech Research Group

The whole Stay Planner team is buzzing with excitement! Stay Planner has just been listed as an Innovator in Info-Tech Research Group’s In-Room Tablets Vendor Landscape, 2017....
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JustPark – Intelligent parking management

JustPark use award-winning technology and unique yield management techniques to drive ancillary revenue from car parking. Over 300 hotels across the UK (including Marriott, Hilton and Premier Inn) already use JustPark...
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Traveller Centricity for Travel Management Companies and their Corporate clients

When large businesses use a Travel Management Company (a.k.a. a “TMC”) for their corporate travel needs, it’s because they want the travel booking, advisory and compliance processes to be more efficient,...
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The Tower Residences at The Ritz Carlton chooses VIBE®

The Tower Residences at The Ritz Carlton with its 80 luxury apartments was looking to provide a pleasant fragrance in and around the communal areas. ...
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Introducing the next generation of contactless door locks

A revolutionary new mobile access solution from TLJ offers users the ability to open doors using their smartphone as the secure key. ...
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Manage guest room access from anywhere in the world.

AccessIT Data Ltd were approached to provide a unique solution to luxury apartments in Blackpool. The client wanted a reception-less approach to the management of 12 short term rent luxury apartments,...
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Revealed: The One Secret Most ITCompanies Never Tell You

You might be spending more on your IT than you need to. Preventative maintenance is key to cutting costs without cutting corners....
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Technology problems you need to avoid

A lack of knowledge revolving around the even the most simplistic technology in the hotel industry can lead to poor customer service. And today, no hotel owner can afford to provide...
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Marriott Announce International Growth

Marriott International announced they are taking their growth plans globally, and have set a goal of increasing of the number of hotel rooms they have across Middle and East Africa by...
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Five tips to monetize your social media efforts

One the most prevalent issues is a lack of understanding on how to generate effective ROI on the time and money that is invested in social media outreach, and trust me,...
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7 Technologies Expected to Revolutionise the Hotel Industry by 2025

The value of the hotel sector is sky-rocketing due to the technological advancements entering the industry. There are a number of innovative products and services that are creeping onto the scene,...
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How technology has kept Hilton relevant after 100 years

Hilton Hotel is one of the largest global brands and well known amongst travellers. But what is it that has made this brand so successful, and maintain a strong position amongst...
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Mobile phones replace keycards at Hilton Hotels

Hotel guests in the UK will be able to use their phone as a key to enter their rooms, as part of an international roll out of the technology by Hilton. ...
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3 Reasons Why Hotels Should Adopt Innovative Payment Solutions

Many hotel businesses have already found the new key to success, namely, the unification of ...
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Top Jobs Artificial Intelligence will replace

If you think job disruption by AI is limited to the assembly lines, think again: AI is doing a better job than humans at some aspects of sales and marketing, too....
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Magnuson Hotel increases revenue by 400 per cent in six months

Since mid-January 2017, RG Hotels, the industry-leading hotel management company, has boosted revenue at the Magnuson Grand Memphis Airport Hotel, one of the 1000 Magnuson Hotels properties around the world, by...
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Optimising the hotel ‘check in’ process for customers

From ‘one-click’ hotel reservations, to airline check-in apps, the latest advances in digital tech are reshaping the dynamics of the travel industry; hotels have had to innovate to remain current and...
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How Marin Hotel has taken its online presence to the next level [Case Study]

How Marin Hotel turned its website into a powerful direct booking magnet? ...
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Hotel Designs teams up with Hotel Tech Live

Hotel Designs is pleased to announce its partnership with Hotel Tech Live, the UK’s most exciting event for the technology, systems, products, and services that are breaking new ground in the...
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Voice-automation trialled in hotel industry

This month, voice automation is being tested in major international hotel brands, with the idea of transitioning the concept throughout their brand portfolio if successful. ...
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Gain followers to increase direct bookings

You have the ability to turn your guests into loyal fans that really care about your hotel product. And no, this is not about your handful of hard-earned repeaters, but something...
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Are you ready for automated maintenance and guest response software?

Are select service and boutique hotels ready for automated maintenance and guest response software? This may seem hard to believe, but most hotels under 150 rooms still track guest requests and...
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Top Emerging Technologies for Hotels

There was once a time where hotel operators could happily say their technology systems were far more superior than what their guests would have in their own homes. However, it’s now...
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Hotel Mobile App : How will it help me?

If you don’t have a mobile app, isn’t it time you followed the other 62% who do?...
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Hotels to become Co-Work 2.0

It’s about to happen. We are going to prove it. And we want your help. ...
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The Importance of Having a Highly Available, Highly Secure Technology Platform That Can Easily Scale

Underpinning each area of your operations and an element that has the potential to make or break whether your customers have that great experience and remain loyal is your chosen technology....
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Flexi Concierge App to Launch at Hotel Tech Live

When apps first hit the market, every business of every kind raced to put an app in store. It didn’t matter what the app did or whether it was even useful,...
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Technology is Transforming the Back Office

The benefits include greater environmental consciousness, reduced cost of operations and reduced human effort....
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