News for the Hospitality Executive
ATLANTA & MONTREAL — March 15, 2011 — Ariane Systems, the world leader in self-service check-in/out technology for the hospitality industry, is pleased to announce that its Allegro Online/Mobile/Kiosk Check-in/out Solution has been named Second Runner-Up for the Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG) 2010 Most Innovative Hospitality Award. HTNG senior officers presented the awards at the 7th Annual Members’ Meeting of HTNG in San Diego, California on March 3rd.
Ariane’s revolutionary Allegro solution was selected for this prestigious industry award by hotelier members of HTNG, who voted for their choice of 17 competing entries. The product categories covered a wide range of hospitality technologies and systems, including entertainment systems and devices, guest services tools, property management systems, room controls, and booking systems.
Ariane's innovative new Allegro Web-Mobile-Kiosk Check-in/out Solution enables guests to check in and out of a hotel when, where and how they choose—from their personal computer or via mobile devices like smartphones, iPads or Android Tablets. The system features push-mode functionality, detecting the user’s platform of choice and delivering emails or text messages with relevant information prior to arrival at the hotel. Allegro is designed to maximize brand awareness and increase loyalty, as well as improve the guest experience and simplify hoteliers’ efforts to capture guests’ mobile phone numbers and email addresses for future marketing initiatives and data analytics.
Allegro is compatible with all major hotel locking technologies, including advanced systems like OpenWays’ Mobile Key solution, as well as RFID key fobs, Near Field Communication protocols and magstripe keycards.
“We are extremely honoured and pleased that our Allegro solution was ranked so highly by members of this esteemed organization,” says Laurent Cardot, CEO of Ariane Systems. “Considering that the hotelier members who voted are the ones who utilize technology solutions on a daily basis and truly understand the innovation that Allegro represents for the industry, reaffirms our commitment to providing this revolutionary technology to forward-thinking hotel organizations around the globe.”
Voting for this year’s HTNG Innovation Award resulted in the top three technologies being significantly ahead of the other contenders. The top award went to Intelity’s ICE (Interactive Customer Experience™) Touch on iPads. The two runners-up, MobileAccessVE product from Corning MobileAccess and Ariane’s Allegro solution, were originally tied for 2nd place. HTNG had to invoke their tie-breaker policy, which takes into account the votes of industry consultants who slightly favored the MobileAccess solution. Descriptions of the winner and runners-up, including a PDF of each of the display boards submitted by all entrants, are online at HTNG’s Innovation Award website: http://www.htng.org/about/innovationaward.htm.
For more information about Ariane Systems and the Allegro solution, please contact Christelle Pigeat at +1-514- 295-5944, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Ariane Systems | Ariane Systems is the world’s leading provider of self check-in / check-out technology solutions for the hospitality industry. Founded in 1998 by Michel Lavandier and Laurent Cardot, Ariane now has over 1,600 installations running at hotel properties in 20 countries. Numerous hotel chains utilize Ariane’s electronic kiosk solutions to streamline the check-in/out process. These include Accor, B&B Hotels, Choice Hotels, Fasthotel, InterContinental Hotels Group and Starwood Capital’s Louvre Hotels, among others. With corporate headquarters based in Paris, France, Ariane Systems maintains regional offices in the UK, Germany, Spain, Benelux, Scandinavia, the Middle East and North America. For more information, please visit www.ariane.com.
About Hotel Technology Next Generation | The premier technology solutions association in the hospitality industry, HTNG is a self-funded, non-profit organization with members from hotel and hospitality companies, technology vendors to hospitality, and other industry members including consultants, media, and academic experts. HTNG’s members participate in focused workgroups to bring to market open solution sets addressing specific business problems. HTNG fosters the selection and adoption of existing open standards. Where necessary, it also develops new open standards to meet the needs of the global hospitality industry. Membership in HTNG is open to hotel and hospitality companies, technology vendors to hospitality, consultants, academics, press and others. Currently more than 400 corporate and individual members from across this spectrum, including most of the world’s leading hotel companies and technology vendors, are active HTNG participants. HTNG’s Board of Directors alone represents more than 2.3 million guest rooms. Workgroup proceedings, drafts, and specifications are published for all HTNG members as soon as they are created, encouraging rapid and broad adoption. Specifications are released to the public domain as they are ratified by the workgroup. For more information, visit www.htng.org.
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