Today's Hotel Technology News Today's Hotel Technology News from Hotel News Resource en-us Hotel News Resource AirRevive Completes Sustainable, Energy Saving HVAC Refurbishment and EC Motor Upgrade Project at Hilton Grand Vacations Suites Las Vegas AirRevive completes guestroom air conditioner refurbishment and re-commissioning project Thu, 3 Sep 2015 14:44:03 EST The Secret of the Airbnb Pricing Algorithm - IEEE Spectrum The sharing economy needs machine intelligence to set prices Thu, 3 Sep 2015 11:42:16 EST FCC Says Blocking FCC-approved Wi-Fi Hotspots is 'patently Illegal' and Imposes $750,000 Fine on Smart City - By Jim Butler The FCC set up a consumer hotline and reporting center with a toll free number and website. It was just such a consumer complaint that led to both the Marriott and the Smart City enforcement actions. Thu, 3 Sep 2015 11:13:39 EST Airbnb Launches Apple Watch App The new app for Apple Watch features Airbnb messaging, which is frequently used between hosts and guests before, during, or after a stay, and provides another reliable, efficient way to offer hospitality throughout a trip. Thu, 3 Sep 2015 09:01:29 EST Wind Creek Casino Montgomery Will Install InvoTech RFID Uniform System InvoTech Selected for Second Wind Creek Casino Based on Improved Efficiency and Labor Reduction Thu, 3 Sep 2015 08:09:48 EST The LaGuardia Plaza Hotel, Flyte Systems Partner to Develop Event, Travel, Amenity Display Property’s Display Gives Guests Airline Schedules for LaGuardia and JFK, Local Attractions, Hotel Promotions and Meeting Wayfinding Wed, 2 Sep 2015 08:55:51 EST What Every Hotel Owner (and Operator) Needs to Know About 'data Security' After the Wyndham Worldwide Case - By Jim Butler Massive data breaches affect hotels and their legal responsibilities. As unauthorized hacking of confidential data explodes in volume and seriousness, minimum expected standards are evolving that hoteliers and others must follow. Interestingly, the latest guidelines are provided in an August 24, 2015 appellate court decision involving Wyndham Worldwide as if to emphasize that these rules (really) apply to the hotel industry. Tue, 1 Sep 2015 15:56:17 EST Hilton and Uber Launch Partnership Through the partnership, Hilton guests around the world can set Uber 'Ride Reminders,' automated notifications to request Uber rides to and from the hotel. Additionally, the partnership is creating added benefits for Hilton HHonors members. Tue, 1 Sep 2015 11:09:29 EST Savvy Independent Operators Drive Loyalty, Revenue with Personal Online Strategy HayMax Hotels and Hotel Sorrento Increase Revenue, Cement Relationships with Digital Alchemy’s Personalized Guest Email Communication Tue, 1 Sep 2015 10:02:32 EST Hospitality Association to Launch Industry-Specific Search Engine at 2015 Annual Convention & Tradeshow Global professional development association, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), is prepared to launch the first-ever hospitality industry search engine at their 2015 Annual Convention & Tradeshow October 21-24 in Bellevue, Wash. USA. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:24:48 EST Luxury Suites Booking Site Suiteness Picks DHISCO to Power Its Expansion DHISCO, the world’s leading hospitality distribution company, is partnering with the new booking site Suiteness as it expands beyond Las Vegas to connect travelers with some of the world’s finest hotel suites. Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:48:31 EST Deloitte Perspectives - Strategy, Not Technology, Drives Digital Transformation The fourth annual research study by MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte probes executives’ views of what drives digital transformation. The report is based on responses from 4,800 business executives across 27 industries and 129 countries, and incorporates interviews with executives and thought leaders from a number of industries. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:48:25 EST Next-Generation Property Management Solutions: New Guide Offers Roadmap for Success The 2015 Smart Decision Guide to Hotel Property Management Systems details the buying considerations and provides an evaluation framework for making the right purchase decision. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:41:00 EST 4 Easy Ways to Maximise Social Media Using Your Internet Booking Engine There is good news for hotels aspiring to attract, reach and convert global guests without the need to remortgage or sell vital organs to fund marketing and promotional campaigns. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:39:33 EST How Technology Can Deliver a Seamless Travel Experience - Information Age Digital technology can and should make travel a seamless experience, from the moment a customer leaves their door to when they arrive in their hotel room. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:45:47 EST Deloitte Perspectives - Crisis Management What's Your Focus? Board members are increasingly being pulled from their elevated vantage point into the thick of cybersecurity issues. The possibility of being held personally liable in the event of a breach is one motivator to roll up their sleeves. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:52:28 EST Cornell Roundtable Analyzes Benefits and Threats from Big Data for Hospitality Firms The effects of so-called big data, which involves a torrent of detailed information about employees and customers, have begun to ripple through hospitality human resources - allowing managers the potential to connect HR policies with corporate financial results. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:16:51 EST Case Study - HVAC Re-commissioning Company Restores Full Service Marriott Guestroom Fan Coil Units with Little to No Airflow to Better Than New The Case - Two buildings in this full service airport hotel had fan coil units that were not providing efficient cooling and heating. The buildings were built in 1984. They consist of 164 guestrooms. Each guestroom is equipped with a Unilux vertical fan coil unit. The guestroom units are supplied by central chilled water and hot water. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:46:18 EST On Social Media? Maestro PMS Gives Operators, Guests Direct Social Media Booking New Social Media Widget Lets Twitter Followers and Facebook Fans Instantly Connect with a Property’s Maestro ResWave for Personalized Direct Web Booking Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:39:29 EST HBI Announces Webinar: Roles of the Owner, Controller and CFO in Data Security Data breaches strike all industries, but for the hospitality industry the stakes are extremely high, and the financial impact to a company can be significant. The responsibilities of an owner, controller and CFO, now includes the safety of corporate data. The guest panel will explore how you can effectively work with IT to develop a risk management profile that protects your data and maintains your financial success. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:30:24 EST