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Cendyn Announces Strategic Follow On Equity Investment From Accel-KKR

Cendyn | June 18, 2019

Boca Raton, Florida – June 18, 2019 – Cendyn, the leading provider of hotel CRM and hotel sales platforms for the hospitality industry today, announces a strategic follow on investment from Accel-KKR, a leading Silicon Valley based technology-focused investment firm. This investment for Cendyn will enable the business to further scale and innovate its solutions for the hospitality industry. As part of the transaction, Charles Deyo, CEO & Founder will move to the role of investor and board member. Tim Sullivan will drive day-to-day operations of the business and serve as its President. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed...

Volara to Reveal Enhancements to Its Voice-Based Conversation-Management Software at HITEC

Volara | June 11, 2019

Visit Volara in Booth 2408 June 17 to 20 at the Minneapolis Convention Center Volara can be seen voice-enabling more than 20 integrated technologies at HITEC, including IPTV, room controls, energy-management, staff alert, SMS-based guest engagement and work order-management systems; New York — June 11, 2019 — Volara will unveil new enhancements to its voice-based conversation-management software during HITEC Minneapolis next week. Volara’s software turns popular voice assistants (Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, IBM Watson, Smartbeings WooHoo®) into a hotel business tool that drives more efficient guest service, influences guests...

Daydream Believer – Technology Deep Dive Helps Transform Daydream Island

McLaren Technologies Asia Pacific Pte Ltd | June 4, 2019

Sydney, 5 June 2019 - Behind every insta-worthy holiday moment in paradise is a finely tuned technology strategy working hard in the background. "It might not sound romantic, but for contemporary resorts, it is the truth," says Matthew White who as Managing Director of Asia Pacific's leading hotel tech group, McLaren Technologies, has seen the positive impact of enhanced connectivity first-hand. McLaren's latest project - Daydream Island Resort - is no exception, turning tragedy into opportunity for a chance to reinvent its digital framework with the future in mind. The North Queensland resort made its much-anticipated comeback just wee...

Shiji Group Acquires Leading Hospitality Payment and Integration Technology Provider MyCheck From Global Tech Investor Eyal Ofer’s O.G. Tech

MyCheck | May 28, 2019

Shiji Group ("Shiji") announces that it has acquired MyCheck, the leading payment and integration technology provider to the hospitality industry, from the technology venture capital fund of global businessman Eyal Ofer. The deal boosts the company's growing number of strategic acquisitions in hospitality technology solutions. Since its inception in 2011, MyCheck has grown from being a consumer-facing app providing simple guest navigation and payment services to offering a holistic platform of digital solutions, which – both individually or together – can equip hotels and restaurants with a secure, seamless and powerful enga...

Announcing Felix Laboy as Executive Chairman of NextGuest

NextGuest | May 21, 2019

NEW YORK, NY (May 21, 2019) – NextGuest announces Felix Laboy as its new Executive Chairman with the overarching goals of continuing to drive innovation, developing new subsidiary divisions, and positioning NextGuest for future success. Laboy comes to NextGuest with a wealth of experience, having served over 30 years in a wide range of leadership positions across the hospitality, travel, and technology industries. He recently served as Founder and CEO of Encore Hospitality Solutions, a digital consulting firm, prior to which he was CEO of WayBlazer, the world's first artificial-intelligence company for travel. Laboy was the foundi...

Batten Down the Hatches: SHR Sets a New Course for the Future of Hotel Tech With Force10™

SHR | May 14, 2019

Already known for its popular Windsurfer® CRS and Booking Engine, SHR, Sceptre Hospitality Resources, is investing heavily on behalf of today's and tomorrow's hoteliers to bring them the most meaningful hotel tech yet. Originating from client conversations, SHR is turning wish lists into reality via Force10—an Artificial Intelligence (AI) engine that will utilize data from proprietary applications (CRS, RMS, and CRM to begin with) to generate optimized recommendations that increase the effectiveness of the apps, and ultimately create more revenue. How are they doing it? Rod Jimenez, CEO and Co-Founder of SHR, explains the visi...

Volara and Schneider Electric Bring Smart Room Controls on Voice Command to Hotels

Volara | May 1, 2019

Integration partnership will enable guests to speak commands that control the guest room's lighting, thermostat, curtains, sheers, make-up-room and do-not-disturb features New York and Paris (France), — May 1, 2019 — Volara – the fully integrated voice-based conversation management software for the hotel industry – and Schneider Electric, the global leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, have signed a partnership agreement to combine their automation and voice technology expertise to co-develop new innovative solutions in the hospitality industry. Together, Schneider Electric and Vo...

Six Tech Trends Still Reshaping Hospitality in 2019

EHL | April 17, 2019

From narrow artificial intelligence to intelligent things and edge computing, these six trends continue to reshape hospitality business. Technology in recent years has evolved at such a rapid pace and taken us further into a sci-fi-like future faster than our ancestors could have ever predicted. From smart home-enabled devices that control our thermostats and refrigerators to cryptocurrencies that provide secure stores of value, recent trends have brought many pipe-dream technologies to life. Many advancements have been more subtle but equally promising and transformative, from smart analytics in consumer and professional apps to the gr...

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