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News, features and insight into the in-room technology used in hotels and resorts.


Hotel Technology Trends To Watch For 

Much like all business across the U.S., the hospitality industry is changing and for the better. With new technology at disposal of hotel management, hotels can now more than ever offer consumers a fantastic and connected experience during their stay. 2012 saw many new developments within consumer technology and within the hospitality industry, and this consumer technology could pave way for new hotel trends during 2013 that benefit guests and increase business for hotels at the same time....

HITEC Recap: Use Technology Wisely  

The cloud. Mobile. Mobility. You couldn’t walk more than 10 feet in Baltimore this past June without hearing one of those words, at least if you were anywhere near the convention center, HITEC and its 5,200 attendees. There were plenty of cool products and technologies on display, but what caught my eye was what I saw disappearing: front desks, the check-in process, locks, TVs, remotes, the concierge and more....

iPhones Debut in OPUS Vancouver Guestrooms 

Owners of the OPUS Hotel Vancouver have added complimentary iPhones to their 96 rooms, hoping to attract tech-forward guests who visit the stunning West Coast city. The top-ranking smart phone follows the March addition of the iPad 2 in each guestroom. ...

Technology Sets Sheraton Dallas Apart 

More than half of the guests at the Sheraton Dallas — and many hotels — travel with multiple connection devices. They carry laptops, smart phones, iPads, iPods and more. Getting them all online can be a bandwidth challenge. Not at the Sheraton Dallas. ...

Hotel Tech Moves Forward 

As the hotel business looks forward to this month’s HITEC conference (June 25-28 in Baltimore), there are a lot of new developments in the world of lodging technology. ...

Time For Technology 

After years of deferring purchases, many hotel owners and operators are once again looking to invest in technology. A lot has changed since the last boom in computer-based capital expenditures, and now the focus is on a number of technologies that have emerged in recent years: cloud computing, mobile technologies for reservations and other functions and in-room technologies. ...

Cloud, Mobile and More on Display at HITEC  

Cloud, mobile and social. Those are the three areas expected to draw the most attention at the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference later this month in Baltimore. “Those are the big trends,” says Agilysys CEO and President Jim Dennedy. “With those, we’ve made ...

It’s Time Again to Invest in Hotel Technology 

Hotel owners are under increasing pressure from their brands and their guests to upgrade their properties. No longer can they rely on the recession as a handy excuse for not spiffing up their hotels. And while most owners view renovation as new carpeting, paint, furniture and perhaps new TVs, it’s important not to neglect technology when you devise your CapEx strategies....

Vendor News March 15, 2012 

Roundup of vendor news and notes....

Behind the Scenes Feb. 15, 2012 

Operational insights to help keep your property running at full speed...

How Smart Devices Will Change Hotel Technology 

Over the past 25-plus years of attending the Consumer Electronics Show, I’ve witnessed the birth, and quick demise of many new technology innovations. One item I recall fondly was the first showing of an item called Bluetooth. I was so struck by the possibilities of this new technology that I spent most of CES at the Ericsson booth. I could easily see its various uses beyond mobile phones. I was lucky enough to get in touch with my stockbroker and bought a lot of Ericsson stock. The rest is history. ...

Behind the Scenes Jan. 15, 2012 

Operational insights to help keep your property running at full speed...

Tech Bytes Jan. 15, 2012 

A roundup of hotel technology news and notes....

Hotels a Focus at Digital Signage Expo  

The Digital Signage Expo returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center March 6-8 with more than 180 exhibitors, 100 educators and 32 seminars expected, including two focusing entirely on the hotel industry. ...

Behind the Scenes Nov. 15 

Operational insight to help keep your property running at full speed....

Guestroom TVs Top Product Offerings at IHM&RS 

The biggest buzz at this year’s International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show, which concludes Tuesday in New York City, is the guestroom television. The show attracted several top TV manufacturers—Samsung and Panasonic—who have booths at the event, and at least one firm new to the field, GlobalVue. ...

Hampton Flexes Its Hotel Marketing Muscle 

For Phil Cordell, innovation is a guidepost. As global head of focused service, Hampton brand management, Hilton Worldwide, it’s up to Cordell to execute the company’s elastic vision. The 15-story, 221-room Hampton Inn & Suites Miami Brickell Downtown embodies it....

Tech Bytes Sept. 1, 2011 

Roundup of hotel technology news and notes....

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