Category Archives: Hotel Tech

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Introducing Marriott’s New Snapisode Series

Marriott is ahead of the curve. Rather than trying to outdo Airbnb, the world’s largest hotel chain has discovered a more effective solution to vie for the attention of millennials. Marriott is boosting its visibility by engaging with the right platform. Marriott Rewards has officially entered the wonderful world of Snapchat. The award-winning loyalty program…

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4 Key Facts on the Mobile Booking Boom

The process of booking a trip has evolved tremendously in the last few decades. From face-to-face meetings with travel agents to phone calls to online booking—the process is nearly unrecognizable. The next step in this progression is mobile booking. The following facts about the shift come from a variety of compelling statistics. 1. Mobile search…

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5 Tech-Focused Hotel Trends

There’s no denying that millennials have a remarkable influence on modern society. For that reason, many new hospitality amenities cater to their values and needs. Implementing these cutting-edge features can also enhance guest comfort, support staff duties and advance the hotel brand. With more competition than ever, staying current is essential for hotels and resorts….

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Top 10 High Tech Hotels Around the World

Pengheng Space Capsules Hotel, Shenzhen, China Holographic meetings, robot concierges and underwater music systems are no longer items of science fiction—they’re current hotel amenities. These are 10 of the most high-tech hotels in the world right now. 1. The W Singapore at Sentosa Cove Sentosa Island, Singapore The W Singapore elevated the average dip in…

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Updated: Cvent Acquisition Cleared by Department of Justice

Cvent Connect 2015 This week, the acquisition of Cvent, Inc., a cloud-based enterprise event management company widely used by planners and hoteliers, by Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm that invests in technology-enabled businesses, was cleared by the U.S. Department of Justice. Cvent and Vista have agreed that all conditions to the completion of the merger…

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Infographic: Hotel Innovations of the Future

The hospitality industry is constantly talking about future innovation. The next big thing in hotels is always right around the corner. The largest driver of those changes is customer integration; guests want customization and the ability to share their experiences. That means successful hotels will be open to customer review, will be social media-savvy, and…

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Hotel Room of the Future May Be a Flying Pod

HOK, a global design, architecture and engineering firm, envisions the hotel room of the future as a flying pod powered by drone technology that can disconnect from a stationary hub in order to allow guests to explore the outside world. The fanciful concept, christened Driftscape, would allow hotel guests to fly over the Great Wall of…

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MGM Resorts Completes Nation’s Largest Rooftop Solar Panel Array

Nevada’s hospitality industry continues its green streak with MGM Resorts International‘s newly expanded rooftop solar array, which is the largest of its kind in the United States. MGM partnered with NRG Energy, Inc. to expand the solar array atop Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Installed on the roof of Mandalay Bay Convention Center, the expanded solar…

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Millennials in Industry Feel Unheard

Only 15 percent of millennials in the hospitality industry feel that their employers welcome their feedback on technology and other subjects, according to a recent survey. The survey, Millennials and Hospitality: The Redefinition of Service, was commissioned by Oracle Hospitality and was taken by more than 9,000 millennials in eight countries. The response to the feedback question,…

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