News


7/28/2016
Concord Hospitality Positions for Future Growth with Aptech Computer Systems
July 28, 2016 - Aptech Computer Systems Data-Focused Strategy and Centralized Budgets Deliver Accurate Daily Performance Forecasts to Optimize Profitability for Concord’s 90+ Chain and Independent Properties



7/28/2016
Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle Bringing Mobile Power to Guests 0utside of Guestrooms with Kube Systems
July 28, 2016 - The Kube 5 Portable mobile device charging system is in constant use at this Forbes four-star
luxury boutique hotel in the restaurant and bar, lobby, outdoor patio and meeting space



7/27/2016
Kimpton Hotels Investigates Possible Payment Card Breach
July 27, 2016 - According to the security website blogger KrebsOnSecurity, Brian Krebs reported to have reached out to Kimpton Hotels and Resorts on July 22, 2016, “after hearing from three different sources in the financial industry about a pattern of card fraud that suggested a card breach at close to two-dozen Kimpton hotels across the country.”



7/27/2016
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort Selects Agilysys Solution Suite to Strengthen Operations Across Entire Property
July 27, 2016 - New Agreement Expands Agilysys’ Leadership Position in Tribal Gaming Market



7/27/2016
NEW CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER FOR CANYON RANCH
July 27, 2016 - Canyon Ranch, the leading name in wellness for nearly 40 years, recently announced the appointment of luxury hospitality specialist Kathleen Shea as Chief Marketing Officer.



7/27/2016
HotelTap Keeping Staff, Guests Apprised of Local Events at Hawthorn Suites Livermore
July 27, 2016 - Digital logbook is enabling hotel staff to answer guests’ questions about any and all regional and local happenings to make the most out each guest’s stay in the Livermore Wine Country



7/27/2016
HIS Offers Insight on Advances in Hotel Wi-Fi Management and Guestroom TV Streaming Technology with Two Newly Released Whitepapers
July 27, 2016 - With recent studies and statistics demonstrating the critical importance of providing hotel guests with a reliable internet connection on multiple smart devices, hoteliers have a constant need to keep abreast of the latest advances in networking technology



7/26/2016
RoamingAround Update Allows Hoteliers to Use Location Based Services without Annoying Guests
July 26, 2016 - Available in August, RA2, the upgraded version of RoamingAround's Location Based Marketing Platform, will enable resorts, hotels, casinos and destinations to truly optimize hotel operations and guest engagement



7/26/2016
Park Plaza Arena Pula Modernizes Guest Service with Implementation of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access
July 26, 2016 -

Newly renovated Croatian property maximizes convenience by providing guests with option to skip the front desk check-in using digital key technology provided by ASSA ABLOY Hospitality.




7/25/2016
iRiS and Travio Partner to Enhance Luxury Guest Experiences in North America
July 25, 2016 - iris partners with Travio, a British Columbia-based company that provides luxury and midscale hotels with user-friendly interfaces connecting travellers to hotel services and local businesses.



7/20/2016
Sabre Introduces SafePoint to Help Protect Travelers by Rethinking Travel Risk Management
July 20, 2016 - The growing priority of employers being able to monitor world events and account for the safety and location of their employees who are traveling will no be easier and more effective with the roll-out of SafePoint, a new mobile duty of care solution that Sabre Corporation unveiled at the GBTA Convention 2016.



7/19/2016
Omni Hotels Announces Data Breach of Customer Credit Card Information
July 19, 2016 - Omni Hotels has announced it was a victim of malware attacks on its network affecting specific point-of-sale systems onsite at some Omni properties.



7/19/2016
Stephen Markle Joins BirchStreet Systems as Chief Operating Officer
July 19, 2016 - BirchStreet Systems announced that Steve Markle will join BirchStreet as its chief operating officer.



7/19/2016
Shift4, Springer-Miller Systems and Ingenico Group Debut Comprehensive EMV Solution at Beaver Run Resort
July 19, 2016 - Shift4 Corporation, a payment gateway provider, and Springer-Miller Systems, a software provider for luxury hotels, resorts and spas, announced the successful installation of EMV-ready, smart payment terminals from Ingenico Group (Euronext: FR0000125346 - ING) at Beaver Run Resort, a full-service resort and conference center in Breckenridge, Colo.



7/19/2016
Bulk TV to Offer Blueprint RF HSIA and Wi-Fi Solutions
July 19, 2016 - Bulk TV & Internet (Bulk TV) has expanded its portfolio of offerings to include Blueprint RF's turn-key network systems, providing customers a secure, managed, and rules-based Internet connection.



7/18/2016
Sabre's New Mobile Platform will Support Business Traveler's Needs and Lower Costs for Corporations
July 18, 2016 - Sabre Corporation has announced it is developing an integrated product platform to power itinerary management, policy compliant booking mid-trip, and payment and expense management, all on the traveler's mobile device.



7/14/2016
Grand America Hotels and Resorts Selects Agilysys Solution Suite to Streamline Food and Beverage Delivery
July 14, 2016 - Agilysys, Inc. announced that Grand America Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Salt Lake City, has selected a comprehensive Agilysys solution suite — including InfoGenesis® POS, rGuest® Pay and rGuest® Seat — to streamline food and beverage delivery at 20 restaurants in six locations.



7/14/2016
World Renowned Hotelier Hans Olbertz Joins OPTii Solutions Board of Directors
July 14, 2016 - Signaling the company’s recognition as an innovator in the housekeeping management software sector, Hans Olbertz, an internationally renowned hotelier and global thought leader for the hospitality industry, has joined the OPTii Solutions board of directors.



7/13/2016
Indie Operators Expand with Maestro Multi-Property Management and Loyalty Programs
July 13, 2016 - Many independent operators are turning to Maestro PMS to provide the enterprise platform to sustain their growth in the hospitality industry.



7/13/2016
Intelity Installs In-Room Tablets at The Umstead Hotel and Spa
July 13, 2016 - The Umstead Hotel and Spa is revolutionizing its guest experience through a partnership with Intelity, creator of a guest engagement and service SaaS platform.



7/13/2016
New VENZA Learning Eco-System Combines Gamification, Spaced Learning to Increase Engagement, Retention and Compliance
July 13, 2016 - VENZA has launched a new mobile-enabled learning eco-system that combines gamification, spaced learning and small, flexible content components to increase learner engagement and retention while facilitating just-in-time updates as security considerations, standards and requirements, such as PCI DSS, evolve.



7/13/2016
ALICE Partners with the Brooklands Hotel, Surrey
July 13, 2016 - ALICE, a SaaS platform that completely connects the guest to the hotel, and connects all service departments within a hotel, announced that the Brooklands Hotel, Surrey, adopted its ALICE Suite solution.



7/12/2016
Oracle Cloud Solves Undiscovered Stadium Revenue Growth as Sports Fans Desire Mobile Food and Beverage Ordering
July 12, 2016 - More than 40 percent of sports fans worldwide abandoned concession lines in the past 12 months – without making a purchase – because of excessive waiting, according to a just-released Oracle Hospitality Sports and Entertainment research report The Fan Experience: Changing the Game with Food and Beverage, published in partnership with Turnkey Intelligence, an industry-leading market research provider.



7/12/2016
RoamBOOST Dispels Myths About Wireless Carriers and Receiving Funding for DAS
July 12, 2016 - RoamBOOST discusses what hoteliers should do to give their guests the cellular coverage they expect in the hotel.



7/12/2016
First Boutique Hotel in New York’s Garment District is Exceeding Guests’ Expectations with Kube Systems
July 12, 2016 - The Distrikt Hotel New York City is showcasing its dedication to detail and its commitment to customer service by featuring the Kube Clock™ from Kube Systems in each of its 155 guestrooms.



7/12/2016
Aspire Launches New Online Learning Environment
July 12, 2016 - Aspire announced aspire365 leadership, a new online learning tool designed to develop leaders and keep the learning alive.



7/11/2016
John Cahill Recognized with a Permanent Student Seat at Hospitality Upgrade’s CIO Summit
July 11, 2016 - Hospitality Upgrade Publisher and President Rich Siegel announced the creation of the John Cahill Honorary Seat, a very special addition to the annual CIO Summit.



7/11/2016
The Rainmaker Group on Pace to Grow 50 Percent in 2016
July 11, 2016 - With the current boom in new hotels and casinos, there is an urgency for intelligent analytics to game the competition. That’s why the hospitality industry has turned, in increasing numbers, to The Rainmaker Group for math and science-propelled software solutions that drive revenue, optimize profits and generally help clients outperform their competitors.



7/6/2016
Global Gaming Expo to Explore 2016 Election, eSports and Unifying Casino-Gaming Industry
July 06, 2016 - Global Gaming Expo 2016 (G2E), an international gaming trade show and conference presented by the American Gaming Association (AGA), will return to Las Vegas Sept. 27–29, 2016 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center.



7/5/2016
HFTP Announces Winners from Second Entrepreneur 20X Pitch Competition
July 05, 2016 - Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) has announced the second Judges' Choice Award winner, Hello Scout Inc., and the first People's Startup Award winner, Daylighted, in its second Entrepreneur 20X (E20X) pitch competition during the 2016 Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC) last month in New Orleans, La.