Category Archives: Hotel Tech

The Evolution of Airbnb

Founded in San Francisco in 2008, Airbnb is one of the world’s largest accommodation platforms, with 4.5 million places to stay in 81,000 cities. Today, with an estimated value of $31 billion, the online marketplace that allows hosts to list their rental properties, is evolving. Here are the FAQs.

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Four Seasons Launches New Chat Feature to Help Guests Travel Smart

Four Seasons is offering a new and innovative chat tool that can  answer planners’ and other guests’ concerns promptly, thereby easing anxiety and stress. Four Seasons Chat can be used to seamlessly communicate with hotel personnel. Guests can send a message from any of a number of channels, such as the Four Seasons App, Facebook…

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trends impacting the hospitality industry

Top 10 Trends Impacting the Hospitality Industry

Editor’s note: We wrote the following story in July 2015 and it has been one of your favorites ever since so we thought we would go back and let you know what has changed. The updates are highlighted below, and a few of the findings ended up surprising even us. The Hotel Show, which stages…

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W Hotels Debuts Video Game to Celebrate W Bellevue Opening

Maybe the hospitality industry is about fun and games after all. Marriott International created what it is calling the hotel industry’s first ever video game for the opening of W Bellevue in Washington. W Hotels Worldwide worked with LA-based marketing agency Pen&Public to launch the virtual touring game Belle the Bear June 15. The adventure…

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Marriott Pioneers Building Blocks to Fast Growth

Marriott Development’s secret for scaling hotel development fast? Preassembled modular construction at a grand scale. The premade guest rooms can shave as much as six months off a 12- to 14-month schedule. Once transported to the site, crane operators lift them onto a base podium foundation and contractors connect the electrical, plumbing and minor finish…

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Virtual Reality Cocktail Brings High-Tech Twist to Hotel Bar

Many whiskey enthusiasts are extremely knowledgeable about their liquor of choice. Perhaps some can even discern details about a drink’s particular origins simply by tasting it. Now, virtual reality technology is taking whiskey to the next level. With its high-tech ambitions, a new drink at the Lobby Bar at One Aldwych in London is changing…

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