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Trending Now: Music in Hotels

Jessica Frost | September 6, 2019

By Jessica Frost The sound of a hotel can either welcome guests with enthusiasm or signal that your property is simply a place to sleep; and in such a competitive marketplace, is that the message you want to send? Fortunately, music--wherever it’s played--can both welcome guests and not break your budget. But playing music in a hotel requires more than just turning it on or hiring musicians. Music, like all intellectual property, is owned by the songwriters or composers who create it. This ownership is protected under U.S. and global copyright laws, which state that businesses that use music must first get permission from copyright ow...

8 Things That Affect Hotel Room Value

Kacey Bradley | September 6, 2019

By Kacey Bradley Your pricing strategy should be variable — something that can change and shift with time. You can't anticipate the market and the consumers within it with a rigid structure. To approach hotel room value, you need to consider a variety of factors, not just one. While some components are within your control, others are not. Discover eight things that affect hotel room value below. 1. The Economy It may seem like common sense, but the economy has a significant effect on hotel room prices. Over the last 20 years, the industry saw two major dips — one in 2001, following September 11, and a second in 2008 after the glob...

HVS 2019 Hotel Parking Survey

Rodney G. Clough | August 23, 2019

By Rodney G. Clough Most hotels in urban centers profit considerably off of available parking capacity and, depending on the garage size and operational strategy of the hotel owner, garages can be significant value drivers. Our experience reflects that parking garages can operate with departmental profit as high as 40% to 50% if managed internally, or garages can be significant profit centers when operated by experienced, third-party garage operators. With more and more travelers using shared ride services to get around town, smart hotel operators are renting excess parking capacities on monthly contracts to commuters working in adjacent o...

Video Report: dormakaba’s Ambiance Access Management Software Delivers an Exceptional Hotel Experience

dormakaba | August 8, 2019

Ambiance Access Management Software Merges Security with Convenience to Provide Operational Freedom and Enhance the Guest Experience MONTREAL, August 8, 2019 – dormakaba, the provider of secure Saflok™ and Ilco™ electronic door locks released a video on its Ambiance Access Management Software that demonstrates how the system simplifies secure property access management for operators as it delivers a fully-connected mobile guest experience. Ambiance access management software lets operators remotely monitor door activity at one hotel or multiple properties. dormakaba is a total solution provider for the hospitality industry and one of ...

Quality of Sleep Is Significant Opportunity for North American Hotels, J.D. Power Finds

J.D. Power | July 24, 2019

Fewer Than 30% of Hotel Guests Experience “Better Than Expected” Night’s Sleep COSTA MESA, Calif.: 24 July 2019 — Forget the minibar, sleek lobby and mints on the pillow. If hotels really want to build loyalty and delight their customers with stand-out lodging experiences, they need to focus on the bed. According to the J.D. Power 2019 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index (NAGSI) Study,SM released today, quality of sleep is one of the most important components of a hotel guest experience with the potential to drive overall satisfaction and brand loyalty, but the majority of hotels are not delivering better-than-expected sleep...

1,000-Room Plaza Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Upgrades Magstripe Door Locks to dormakaba RFID

dormakaba | June 19, 2019

At HITEC in Minneapolis Visit dormakaba in Booth #1308 JUNE 17-20, 2019 at the Minneapolis Convention Center dormakaba Makes Hospitality Safe and Secure at The Plaza Hotel & Casino Las Vegas MONTREAL, June 19, 2019 – dormakaba, the provider of secure Saflok™ and Ilco™ electronic door locks announced the Plaza Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas upgraded guest door locks at the 1,000-room property to dormakaba’s MT RFID electronic locks. The Plaza Hotel & Casino upgraded its legacy magstripe door locks with dormakaba’s more secure guestroom locks. The full-service Plaza has 1,003 updated rooms and suites, a classic Vegas ...

INTELITY to Introduce the Newest Addition to Its In-Room Tablet Offerings at HITEC Minneapolis

Intelity | June 18, 2019

New tablet developed to deliver on hotelier’s continued demand for more capability Los Angeles, CA (June 18, 2019) - INTELITY™, best known for providing the hospitality industry with the broadest guest engagement and staff management platform, announced today it will showcase its newest in-room tablet at HITEC Minneapolis. The new ten-inch Android tablet design is fully customized for hospitality and targets expanded capabilities and improved ease of use. INTELITY’s new in-room tablet features a sleeker design, a larger screen compared to other tablets on the market, and a new docking station, which includes built-in Bluetooth spe...

The Westin Buffalo Is First Hotel Worldwide to Give Guests Access to Personal Playlists From Their Hotel Rooms

The Westin Buffalo | June 17, 2019

Volara-powered devices allow guests to listen to their favorite playlists from Pandora, Spotify and Amazon Prime via in-room Amazon Echo devices BUFFALO, N.Y. (June 17, 2019) – Global hospitality company Delaware North today announced that the company-operated Westin Buffalo has become the first hotel in the world to allow its guests to connect their personal Amazon accounts to the Echo devices in each of its 115 guest rooms. The Westin Buffalo, located within Delaware North’s global headquarters in Buffalo, N.Y., in 2017 became the first hotel in New York State to deploy guest-servicing Echo devices in each of its guest rooms. The ...

MCOMS Teams With Volara to Offer Revolutionary Voice Control of Guestroom TVs

Volara | June 17, 2019

New York, NY, June 17,2019 - MCOMS, an innovative guest-facing solution provider for the hospitality industry and Volara, the voice hub for the hotel industry, have teamed up to deliver a unique guest experience utilizing the latest in hospitality technology. This integration partnership combines Volara's conversation-management software + secure integrations hub with MCOMS in-room entertainment platform to enable guests to intuitively control in-room TVs using voice commands. Through Amazon Echo, Google Assistant, IBM Watson, or SmartBeings Woohoo devices located in their rooms, guests can make voice requests to turn on and off the TV, op...

GuestTek Launches GuestFlix – Its New Cloud-Streaming Video on Demand App

GuestTek | June 13, 2019

Affordable Solution to Generate Revenue from VOD Calgary, Alberta – June 13, 2019 – GuestTek Interactive Entertainment Ltd., the global leader of end-to-end hospitality technology solutions, has launched GuestFlix – its new cloud-streaming video on demand app, which the company will debut at HITEC Minneapolis. There are two main benefits of GuestFlix: No up-front capital expenditure and the opportunity for revenue generation from VOD. The secure cloud-based platform means that there is no requirement for an on-premise VOD server, set top boxes or licensing fees. The platform also enables hoteliers to generate revenue from their vi...

Angie Hospitality Announces Robust Language Support for Spanish, French, German, and Chinese to Meet Global Demand for Guest Room Voice Technology

Angie Hospitality | June 11, 2019

The industry’s only purpose-built virtual assistant and voice-activated technology solution now supports robust voice- and touch-based language processing in multiple languages, in addition to English. San Jose, Calif. & Minneapolis – HITEC Booth #1646 – June 11, 2019 – Angie Hospitality, developer of the industry’s first 24-hour interactive guest room assistant purpose-built for the hotel environment, has announced robust multilingual functionality to meet global demand for voice technology and to simplify international travel. Guests and staff who desire to interact with Angie in Spanish, French, German or Chinese will now...

Mid America Lodging Group Selects dormakaba to Provide Electronic Locks for 21 Properties

dormakaba | May 9, 2019

dormakaba's Secure Reliability and Excellent Support Build Trust at Mid America Lodging Group MONTREAL, QC, CANADA – May 9, 2019 – dormakaba, the provider of secure Saflok™ and Ilco™ electronic door locks, announced Mid America Lodging Group selected dormakaba to deploy locks in more than 3,000 rooms across 21-properties in its portfolio. Mid America Lodging Group operates Hilton, Marriott, IHG, Choice and other brands and is recognized as a leader in hotel management, acquisition, and development. dormakaba is a total solution provider for the hospitality industry and one of the top three companies in the global...

AAHOACON 19: dormakaba Delivers Total Enterprise Solutions and Services for Architects, Designers and Developers

dormakaba | April 18, 2019

At AAHOACON 19 in San Diego, CA Visit dormakaba in Booth #1513 April 24-27, 2019 at the San Diego Convention Center Visit AAHOACON Booth #1513 to Learn How dormakaba's Architectural Consultation and New Construction Specification Services Simplify the Development Process MONTREAL, QC, CANADA – April 18, 2019 – dormakaba, leader in access control systems with the secure Saflok™ and Ilco™ electronic door locks, will present AAHOACON attendees with an exciting new suite of total enterprise hospitality solutions and services for architects, designers, developers and property managers. dormakaba expands product and s...

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino Installs dormakaba BLE Enabled RFID Electronic Locks at 2,000-Room Destination

dormakaba | March 26, 2019

Casino Resort Smoothly Upgrades from Magstripe Locks to dormakaba MT RFID Electronic Door Locks MONTREAL, QC, CANADA – March 26, 2019 – dormakaba, the provider of secure Saflok™ and Ilco™ electronic door locks, announced Grand Sierra Resort and Casino successfully upgraded its magstripe guestroom door locks to dormakaba's secure MT BLE-enabled RFID locks. A team of dormakaba-certified installers converted over 2,000 magstripe guestroom door locks to RFID in less than a month. dormakaba is a total solution provider for the hospitality industry and one of the top three companies in the global market for access and...

dormakaba Simplifies Upgrade Process for Magstripe Users Moving to RFID/Mobile Access Electronic Locks

dormakaba | March 18, 2019

Migration Path to dormakaba RFID Lock Systems Includes Advanced Ambiance Access Management Software MONTREAL, QC, CANADA – March 18, 2019 – dormakaba, provider of the Saflok™ and Ilco™ brands of electronic locks, announced a simplified migration path for its magstripe users to upgrade to its Saflok and Ilco mobile-enabled RFID electronic door locks and Ambiance Management Software. dormakaba is a total solution provider for the hospitality industry and one of the top three companies in the global market for access and security solutions. "Innovation is at the heart of our company. Providing smart and secure acce...

It’s Black Diamond Time at The Lodge at Spruce Peak With dormakaba BLE Enabled RFID Electronic Locks

dormakaba | February 21, 2019

East Coast Five-Star Ski Resort Uses Quantum RFID Key Fobs and Mobile Access for a Secure Guest Experience MONTREAL, QC, CANADA – February 21, 2019 – It's time to ski. When winter travelers want to go carving they head up to the East Coast's only Five-Star ski-in ski-out destination, The Lodge at Spruce Peak in Stowe, Vermont. With thousands of vertical feet of groomed slopes and a dozen lifts, The Lodge at Spruce Peak is a premier resort that offers luxury accommodations and amenities. That is why it installed dormakaba's Saflok Quantum BLE-enabled RFID electronic door locks to make hospitality smart and secure. dormakaba ...

dormakaba Comes to HX in NYC With Hospitality Access Solutions That Transform the Guest Experience

dormakaba | November 7, 2018

HX 2018: Visit dormakaba in Booth # 3219 Jacob K. Javits Convention Center NYC, November 11-12 VIDEO: See dormakaba Saffire LX and Quantum Pixel BLE locks, and Ambiance™ Access Management Software in Action MONTREAL, QC, CANADA – November 7, 2018 – dormakaba, the provider of secure Saflok™ and Ilco™ electronic door locks, will be at NYC's HX Hotel Experience show to demonstrate its new Saffire LX and Quantum Pixel RFID BLE mobile access capable electronic locks, and the new Ambiance Access Management Software. dormakaba is one of the top three companies in the global market for access and security solutions...

Luxury Pursell Farms Trusts dormakaba for Its Electronic Lock System

dormakaba | October 4, 2018

Golf, Spa Destination Installs dormakaba Quantum RFID Locks for Smart Guest Access MONTREAL, QC, CANADA – October 4, 2018 – dormakaba, the provider of secure Saflok™ and Ilco™ electronic door locks, announced Pursell Farms, a luxury golf and spa destination, installed dormakaba's Quantum RFID mobile access capable electronic locks. "We researched the latest electronic lock solutions. Pursell Farms selected dormakaba because its lock systems are excellent and their team behind the technology was the most professional we met with," said Martin Pursell, brand development for Pursell Farms. "We are an 81 Room propert...

Marriott Maracay Golf Resort Enhances Security With Adoption of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Technology

ASSA ABLOY Hospitality | September 12, 2018

Iconic Venezuelan hotel implements Signature RFID door locks and Elsafe Zenith safes with the Visionline access management platform Stockholm – September 12, 2018 – Marriott Maracay Golf Resort, a luxury property situated in central Venezuela, has partnered with ASSA ABLOY Hospitality to implement the latest industry standards in security access technology. With the installation now complete, property guests and staff can benefit from advanced security functionality with VingCard Signature RFID door locks, Elsafe Zenith electronic safes and the Visionline access management solution. With the addition of VingCard Signature RF...

Video: dormakaba Confirms Leadership With Total Enterprise Solution

dormakaba | September 5, 2018

dormakaba Delivers Innovation, Solution Partnership and Client Commitment through Saffire LX, Quantum Pixel Locks and Ambiance Access Management Software MONTREAL, QC, CANADA – September 5, 2018 – dormakaba, the provider of secure Saflok™ and Ilco™ electronic door locks, confirms its position as a one-stop provider for all property lodging access needs. dormakaba recently announced its new line of Saffire LX and Quantum Pixel Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) locks and Ambiance Access Software. In addition to its suite of electronic door locks, the company provides a growing list of hotel and resort solutions that incl...

Champion Hotels Taps dormakaba for First IHG avid™ hotel, First Tru by Hilton

dormakaba | August 28, 2018

dormakaba Electronic Door Locks Help Nation's Largest Privately Held Hotel Operator Provide a Secure, High Quality Guest Experience August 28, 2018 – Champion Hotels opened the world's first IHG avid hotel in Oklahoma City this month. It also opened the first Tru by Hilton in mid-2017. Champion installed dormakaba's Saflok Quantum™ mobile ready RFID electronic door locks at both properties. Champion Hotels is the largest privately held hotel operator in the US with over 180 franchised locations. Its brands include Marriott, Hilton, IHG, Wyndham, and Choice. dormakaba provides secure Saflok™ and Ilco™ electronic d...

TTI On The Move With Paul Payette

TTI Technologies | August 14, 2018

August 14, 2018 – New York, NY – TTI welcomes Paul Payette as a Development Consultant to further expand the company's Managed Business Center products and services. "Paul's wealth of industry knowledge and experience will further enhance our growth and reputation", said Steve Blidner, CEO TTI. Paul Payette is an industry veteran with 20 plus years' experience leading sales and marketing of products and services, strategic planning, and achieving tangible bottom line revenues His experience includes developing a scalable digital signage solution, and a distribution and re seller network, and sales processes for a tec...

The Inside Story of Hilton’s New High-Tech Hotel Rooms – and What It Will Mean for Travelers

Hilton | July 30, 2018

Imagine being able to set your favorite TV channels, optimal room temperature and turn the lights off from the comfort of your hotel room bed, all on your own mobile device. It's not a pipe dream: Welcome to Hilton's Connected Room. Through the award-winning Hilton Honors app, guests can use their mobile device as the in-room remote to control their television programming, lighting, and temperature controls –personalizing their preferences just as they do at home. Josh Weiss, Vice President of Brand and Guest Technology at Hilton, explains how and why Connected Room came to life and where it's going next: Q: What inspired the ...

5 Reasons Why Hotel Business Intelligence Is the Future

Hotelogix | July 23, 2018

It should come as no surprise that hospitality business intelligence is fast becoming the most sought-after technology in the hotel industry. And why not! Expecting miracles by merely collecting data is not the smartest way to go about doing things, today. Exploiting all the available BI technologies to derive insights that are most relevant to you, at the right time is what will fetch you results. But here's the catch. Even though it has become a buzzword, have we ever truly understood what Business Intelligence means, and why adoption of BI in hotel industry is as important? What is Business Intelligence? "The term Business Intelligen...

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