BirchStreet Systems, Capgemini and Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts Partner for Upcoming P2P Optimization Webinar
April 26, 2017 - BirchStreet Systems, Capgemini and Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts announced their upcoming webinar on Thursday, May 4th at 11-11:30 am PST / 2-2:30 pm EST.

New Collaboration between Infor and CeloPay to Offer More Secure Payment Processing Options for Hospitality Industry
April 26, 2017 - Infor Hospitality, a leading provider of business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, announced a new collaboration with CeloPay.

Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Preserves Classic Style While Enhancing Security with Installation of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's Locking Solutions
April 25, 2017 - Fairmont Hotel MacDonald, an iconic four diamond luxury hotel located in the heart of downtown Edmonton, Alberta, announced the successful installation of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's VingCard Classic RFID door locks and Visionline locking solution.

TravelClick’s Industry-Leading Demand360 Business Intelligence Solution Expands International Reach by Adding Eight Key Data-Providing Brands
April 24, 2017 - TravelClick, a global provider of innovative, cloud-based and data-driven solutions for hotels to maximize revenue, announced that the Company’s future-looking business intelligence solution, Demand360, has recently partnered with eight major international brands, vastly expanding its network of global data providers.

HFTP Administers Updated CHAE Exam for Hospitality Professionals
April 20, 2017 - Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) recently launched the newly updated Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE®) certification exam.

Shift4 Announces PCI Validation of Enhanced P2PE Solution
April 20, 2017 - Payment services and gateway provider Shift4 Corporation announced the PCI validation of their advanced point-to-point encryption solution, True P2PE.

HFTP Announces 2017 CHTP of the Year Recipient
April 19, 2017 - Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), will honor Clint DeMill, CHTP as the 2017 Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP®) of the Year at HITEC Toronto this June.

IHG Notifies Guests of Payment Card Incident at IHG-Branded Franchise Hotel Locations in the Americas Region
April 18, 2017 - Many IHG-branded locations are independently owned and operated franchises, and certain of these franchisee operated locations in the Americas were made aware by payment card networks of patterns of unauthorized charges occurring on payment cards after they were legitimately used at their locations.

Sabre Appoints Roshan Mendis as Senior Vice President of Travel Network in Europe and Asia-Pacific
April 18, 2017 - Travel technology leader Sabre Corporation has named Roshan Mendis as senior vice president of its global distribution system (GDS) and corporate travel business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa effective July 1. The appointment aligns with Sabre’s focus on continuing international growth.

HFTP’s Entrepreneur 20X Returns at HITEC Toronto with More Opportunities to Participate
April 18, 2017 - Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), producer of the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®), will host its second Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) of 2017 on Monday, June 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. at HITEC Toronto, one of the world’s largest hospitality technology events.

Wyndham Worldwide Names Industry Veteran Michael Brown to Lead Vacation Ownership Business
April 18, 2017 - Wyndham Worldwide has announced the appointment of Michael D. Brown as president and chief executive officer of Wyndham Vacation Ownership effective immediately.

Clairvoyix Marketing Automation Clients Surpass $50 Billion in Tracked Revenue
April 17, 2017 - Clairvoyix, one of the leaders in enterprise class, hospitality-specific marketing automation, announced a new milestone in tracked client revenue, surpassing $50 billion from imported guest check-out folios.

DSE 2017 Posts 20 Percent Increase in Attendance
April 13, 2017 - Digital Signage Expo (DSE), one of the world’s largest international trade shows and educational conferences dedicated to digital displays, interactive technology and digital communications networks, announced its 2017 event broke previous records in attendance and exhibit space.

The Pod Hotels Partner with Vertical Booking for Online Distribution Across Whole Portfolio
April 13, 2017 - The Pod Hotels, a new generation of budget hotels, has selected the Vertical Booking CRS solution for enterprise-wide, integrated hotel online distribution for their growing portfolio.

StayNTouch Partners with Orchard International Group
April 13, 2017 - StayNTouch, an innovator in mobile technology and property management systems (PMS) for hotels, announced the deployment of its Rover PMS™ and Zest™ solutions at San Francisco’s 104-room Orchard Hotel and at 86-room sister-property Orchard Garden Hotel.

RMS Property Management Solution Now Available as a FedRAMP Compliant Cloud Service for U.S. Department of Defense and Civilian Agencies
April 12, 2017 - RMS North America announced that its RMS – The Hospitality Cloud platform is now available as a FedRAMP authorized cloud service through Project Hosts’ Federal Private Cloud.

Award-Winning Naples Grande Beach Resort Selects Cloud5 for Hosted Telephony
April 11, 2017 - Naples Grande Beach Resort selected Cloud5 Communications to implement a state of the art cloud-based telephony system for guests and staff, and future-proof its voice network.

Wequassett Resort and Golf Club Chooses Agilysys Solution Suite to Optimize Food and Beverage Operations
April 11, 2017 - Agilysys, Inc., a leading global provider of next-generation hospitality software solutions and services, announced that Wequassett Resort and Golf Club in Harwich, Mass., has selected InfoGenesis® POS, InfoGenesis® Flex and rGuest® Pay to streamline food and beverage operations and enhance guest service at the 120-room Cape Cod property.

Intrawest Resorts Holdings, Inc. to be Acquired by Affiliates of Aspen Skiing Company and KSL Capital Partners
April 11, 2017 - Intrawest Resorts Holdings, Inc., a leading North American mountain resort and adventure company, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by a newly-formed entity controlled by affiliates of the Aspen Skiing Company, L.L.C. (“Aspen”) and KSL Capital Partners, LLC (“KSL”).

The Rainmaker Group Announces Debut of Next Generation revcaster® Platform
April 11, 2017 - The Rainmaker Group (Rainmaker), one of the market leaders in profit optimization solutions for the gaming and hospitality industry, announced the official launch of its next generation revcaster® platform at AAHOA 2017.

Hyatt and SONIFI to Deliver a Personalized In-Room Streaming Experience Powered by Google Chromecast to Travelers around the Globe
April 11, 2017 - Hyatt has selected SONIFI Solutions, Inc. as its preferred provider for delivering a personalized in-room streaming solution to hotel guests.

Shift4 Announces Secure EMV Solution for AutoClerk's Cloud-Based Property Management System
April 10, 2017 - Payment services and gateway provider Shift4 Corporation and AutoClerk, Inc., provider of property management systems (PMS) for hotels, announced the general availability of EMV.

Sonesta Names David Starmer as Chief Information Officer
April 10, 2017 - Sonesta International Hotels Corporation announced the appointment of David Starmer as vice president and chief information officer.

Denihan Hospitality Announces Vera Manoukian as President and Chief Operating Officer
April 10, 2017 - Denihan Hospitality, an independent owner and operator of boutique hotels in top U.S. urban markets, announced that Vera Manoukian has joined as president and chief operating officer.

ADB to Showcase Its iTV Solutions at AAHOA Convention
April 10, 2017 - ADB will showcase its in-room entertainment/interactive TV services at the 2017 AAHOA Convention and Tradeshow, to be held April 11-14 at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Cloud5 Partners with Mitel to Expand Voice Solutions
April 06, 2017 - Cloud5 announced that it has been appointed an authorized partner in the Mitel Hospitality Program, further expanding its suite of telephony products and services to enable hotels to meet their customers’ evolving needs with flexibility and cost efficiency.

Hotel ICON Selects Cendyn as CRM and Loyalty Provider
April 06, 2017 - Cendyn, one of the hospitality software leaders, announced a partnership with Hotel ICON in Hong Kong as its CRM and loyalty partner.

Springer-Miller and FreedomPay Delivering World-class Commerce Solutions and Transforming Customer Experience
April 06, 2017 - Springer-Miller Systems (SMS), one of the leading providers of guest-centric hospitality management systems, announced the integration of its SMS|Host hospitality management system with the FreedomPay commerce platform.

Preferred Hotels & Resorts Enhances iPrefer Hotel Rewards Program with Launch of Mobile App and Members-Only Rates
April 05, 2017 - Preferred Hotels & Resorts launched a mobile app and member rate program as major enhancements to its points-based hotel rewards program, iPrefer.

Luxury Resorts Welcome Newest Enhancements Included in Version Upgrade for Springer-Miller’s SMS|Host PMS
April 04, 2017 - Springer-Miller Systems (SMS), one of the leading providers of guest-centric hospitality and spa management systems, announced that the latest version of the SMS|Host property management system is now available. 

ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Captures Prestigious Vendor’s Trophy Award for Best Locks Vendor in the Hotel Industry
April 04, 2017 - ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, one of the global leaders in hospitality and hotel security technology, has been awarded the 2016 Vendor’s Trophy in the hotel industry for Best Locks Vendor.

HFTP Exceeds Expectations with Inaugural HITEC Amsterdam
April 03, 2017 - Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), producers of the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®), exceeded its goal to successfully produce HITEC Amsterdam, a European counterpart to its recognized, 45-year-old North American event.

HFTP Announces Team for Hospitality Program for Upcoming GDPR Compliance Deadline
March 31, 2017 - Hospitality Financial and Technology Professional (HFTP®) has recruited an advisory council to develop Hospitality Data Protection Officer (DPO) guidelines along with a Hospitality Data Protection Officer certification program, with a release date of summer 2017.

DCI Design Announces the Acquisition of EthoStream’s Operations
March 30, 2017 - DCI Design Communications LLC (“DCI”), an industry leader in data, voice and unified communications technologies, announced the execution of a definitive agreement to acquire the assets and operations of EthoStream LLC, from Telkonet, Inc.

Caesars Entertainment Launches Las Vegas' First Interactive Video Gaming Experience at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
March 30, 2017 - Caesars Entertainment Corporation, one of the world's most diversified gaming and entertainment companies, and Gamblit Gaming, one of the leading publishers for real-money and skill-based gaming for land based casinos, announced that the first skill-based gaming experience in the Las Vegas market has officially debuted at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino for its initial field trial phase.

Seven of the “Best 15 Hotels in the USA” Trust dormakaba Electronic Locks
March 30, 2017 - U.S. News & World Report named its “Best 15 Hotels in the USA” and seven of the best trust dormakaba electronic door locks, including #1-ranked The Langham, Chicago.

The Rainmaker Group to Present Total Revenue Management Approach for Casino Hotels at INFORMS 2017
March 29, 2017 - The Rainmaker Group, one of the market leaders in profit optimization solutions for the gaming and hospitality industry, is set to present a step-by-step approach to total revenue optimization for casino and gaming properties at the INFORMS 2017 Business Analytics Conference, being held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, April 2-4.

Blueprint RF Connects Club Magnolia Guests During the Masters Golf Tournament
March 28, 2017 - Guests of Augusta, Georgia’s exclusive Club Magnolia will once again connect to the internet compliments of Blueprint RF. The tournament’s premiere private club has chosen Blueprint RF to provide Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the property and grounds during the Masters golf season.

Caesars Entertainment Names Christian Stuart Executive Vice President of Gaming and Interactive Entertainment
March 28, 2017 - Caesars Entertainment announced that Christian Stuart has been appointed to the newly created position of executive vice president of gaming and interactive entertainment.

IDeaS helps hoteliers further optimize group, meetings and events revenue through Smart Space acquisition
March 28, 2017 - IDeaS Revenue Solutions acquired the business assets of Smart Space Strategy Limited. Smart Space pioneered a cloud-based, visual strategy management solution that helps companies analyze the business trends and performance of meeting and event space within hotels and conference center venues.

Urbanest Darling Square Bolsters Trendy Design and Reputation with Innovative Door Lock Solutions from ASSA ABLOY Hospitality
March 28, 2017 - Urbanest Darling Square (Urbanest), an intelligently designed student accommodation complex located in Sydney, Australia, has enhanced security and convenience by installing ASSA ABLOY Hospitality's Visionline wireless online solution alongside its VingCard Signature RFID door locks, equipped with mobile access compatibility.

Hoteliers tell all in new SiteMinder report: “Being bookable and visible online is our No. 1 business focus”
March 28, 2017 - A report by one of the global hotel industry’s leading cloud platforms, SiteMinder, has found that the ability to grow direct bookings and online presence is the top business focus for hotels this year.

Hilton Hits Industry Milestone with Launch of 1,000th Hotel Featuring Digital Key
March 28, 2017 - Hilton announced the 1,000th hotel to launch the Digital Key technology through their Hilton Honors app at the Hampton Inn Manhattan Grand Central in New York City.