News


8/24/2016
Aloft Hotels Unveils Voice-Activated Hotel Rooms
August 24, 2016 - Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. unveiled the results of its top secret “Project: Jetson” experiment, and are excited to debut the first-ever voice activated hotel room, giving guests entirely new ways to interact using “Hey Siri.”



8/24/2016
Springer-Miller Systems Addresses Growing Luxury Hospitality Technology Market
August 24, 2016 - Springer-Miller Systems (SMS), a provider of guest-centric hospitality management systems, announced the promotion of Robert Selwah to president and Michelle D. Young to vice president, sales and marketing.



8/24/2016
Expedia and RLHC Work Together to Accommodate Guest Preferences
August 24, 2016 - Expedia, Inc., an online travel company, and Red Lion Hotels Corporation (RLHC), a Washington-based company with 114 upscale, midscale and economy hotels in the U.S. and Canada, are now offering RLHC’s exclusive “Hello Rewards” member-only rates on Expedia.com and Hotels.com, and providing direct member sign-up for Hello Rewards from these sites.



8/24/2016
Rainmaker Group Ranks on Inc. 5000 List of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies for Sixth Consecutive Year
August 24, 2016 - The Rainmaker Group, a provider of revenue and profit optimization solutions to the hospitality and multifamily housing industries, announced that it has been ranked on the Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing privately held companies in the U.S.



8/23/2016
GuestTek Announces Global Organizational Restructuring
August 23, 2016 - GuestTek, a global leader in broadband technology and interactive solutions for the hospitality industry, announced several organizational changes to streamline operations and strengthen its global growth strategy.



8/23/2016
ALICE Brings its ALICE Suite Platform to Hotel Des Trois Couronnes
August 23, 2016 - ALICE announced that the Hotel Des Trois Couronnes, Vevey Switzerland, has adopted ALICE Suite – a SaaS solution that completely connects the guest to the hotel, and connects all service departments within a hotel.



8/23/2016
Rising Demand for APAC Hotels to Provide Mobile Charging Stations
August 23, 2016 - Kube Systems' APAC region distributor Ming Fai has announced tech-savvy hotel guests to be the main growth driver of demand for Kube Systems and LinkTech™ branded mobile charging products.



8/23/2016
Alpin Rentals and Luxury Group Appoints SiteMinder to Take Control of Inventory and Rates
August 23, 2016 - Five months ahead of opening its 16th property in Austria, luxury apartment and chalet group Alpin Rentals has appointed SiteMinder to take control of managing its inventory and room rates.



8/22/2016
NAVIS Named a Top Workplace in Central Florida by Orlando Sentinel
August 22, 2016 - NAVIS, a reservation sales and marketing platform for independent hotels, resorts and vacation rental management companies announced that its east coast office has been named one of Orlando Sentinel's Top 100 Workplaces in 2016.



8/19/2016
TTI Technologies Partners with Maestro PMS to Help Hotels Automate the Guest ID Process at Check-In
August 19, 2016 - TTI Technologies, a supplier of ID/passport scanners, announced it has successfully completed integration of its Scan2PMS solution with Maestro PMS allowing its member hotels the ability to capture and accurately populate information such as guest photo, name and address directly into the guest profile.



8/19/2016
HFTP to Provide Food Assistance to Residents of Southern Nevada via HFTP Helps
August 19, 2016 - As part of its ongoing social responsibility efforts, global hospitality association Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) will hold its second HFTP Helps silent auction fundraiser at this year’s Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nev.



8/18/2016
Hotel Effectiveness Announces Two-Way Integration with ProfitSword
August 18, 2016 - Hotel Effectiveness has announced a two-way integration with hospitality business intelligence tool ProfitSage by ProfitSword.



8/17/2016
Hyatt Regency Chicago Guests Enjoy HD IPTV from Bulk TV
August 17, 2016 - Bulk TV & Internet, a provider of television solutions to hotels nationwide, announced its recent IPTV installation in 2,019 guestrooms at Hyatt Regency Chicago.



8/17/2016
MSI Celebrates 500th CloudPM Installation
August 17, 2016 - MSI Solutions is pleased to announce the 500th installation of CloudPM, a TruCloud hotel management solution.



8/17/2016
StayNTouch Rover™ PMS Expands Guest Communication Features with Integration with Checkmate
August 17, 2016 - StayNTouch, an innovator in mobile technology and property management systems (PMS) for hotels, is pleased to announce a new integration between Rover™, its cloud-based PMS and PMS Overlay, and real-time messaging specialist, Checkmate.



8/17/2016
Netflix Expands Hospitality Offering Through Expanded Enseo Agreement
August 17, 2016 - Netflix® and Enseo® signed an agreement expanding Enseo’s rights to now distribute the Netflix application on select Enseo devices to any hotel under a specific contract with Enseo in any country where the Netflix service is available.



8/16/2016
Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre Adapts to Mobile-Dominated Guest Lifestyles with ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access
August 16, 2016 - The Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre, a Winnipeg, Canada-based property offering 260 newly renovated guestrooms, has enhanced its security access and self check-in capabilities with the implementation of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access.



8/16/2016
ALICE Concierge Draws Rave Reviews from Hotel Concierges Nationwide
August 16, 2016 - ALICE Concierge is a new technology platform that empowers concierges to provide optimum guest service, offers the ability to track all guest requests and vendor information in one system.



8/16/2016
Wyndham Rewards Named 2016-2017 Best Travel Rewards Program by U.S. News & World Report
August 16, 2016 - Wyndham Rewards was named No. 1 in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Travel Rewards Programs for 2016-2017.



8/15/2016
HEI Hotels & Resorts ("HEI") Posts Notice of Breach of 20 Properties
August 15, 2016 - HEI Hotels & Resorts (“HEI”) announced that 20 hotels, including Hyatt, Marriott, Starwood and InterContinental properties, were breached through POS malware.



8/11/2016
Infor Launches Exclusive Deal for Current Aprimo Customers
August 11, 2016 - Infor, a provider of business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, announced an exclusive deal for current Aprimo software users to easily migrate all of their campaign and activity data at no charge to Infor Marketing Resource Management (MRM).



8/10/2016
Paradise Point Resort & Spa Generating Immediate ROI with ALICE
August 10, 2016 - Paradise Point Resort & Spa, a Destination Hotel, launched ALICE's guest solution in June and has seen immediate results with more than 250 guests downloading the ALICE app in a single month.



8/10/2016
Maestro PMS Inks System Installation Agreements with 26 Properties
August 10, 2016 - Maestro PMS announced it inked agreements to install Front Office and other hotel management system modules in 26 properties since March.



8/10/2016
Amadeus and Zingle Partnership Revolutionizes Guest Communications and Experience
August 10, 2016 - Amadeus, a provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel industry, and Zingle, a provider of mobile messaging software platforms, announced a partnership to integrate Zingle messaging technology with Amadeus’ hospitality service optimization solutions, to provide hotels with the mobile texting and messaging technology they need to better service and communicate with guests.



8/9/2016
POS Data Breach Affects More than 700 MICROS Legacy Systems: Customers Told to Reset Passwords
August 09, 2016 - Yesterday, Oracle notified its customer base that Oracle Security had detected and addressed malicious code in certain legacy MICROS systems.



8/9/2016
BirchStreet Procure-to-Pay Solution is Fully Deployed Across Starwood Hotels & Resorts North American Properties
August 09, 2016 - BirchStreet Systems announced that Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has fully deployed BirchStreet’s Procure-to-Pay Platform across its owned and managed North American properties.



8/9/2016
VENZA Helps Sojourn Hospitality Group Implement Proactive, Cyber-Resilient Strategy to Minimize Risk and Protect Guest Data
August 09, 2016 - VENZA is working with Naples, Florida-based Sojourn Hospitality Group to help the company implement a proactive cyber-resilient strategy, including employee training, awareness audits and reinforcement tools, to mitigate data security vulnerabilities and keep hotel guests and their data safe.



8/9/2016
NAVIS Names Travel Industry Executive Amber Mayer as Vice President of Product Solutions
August 09, 2016 - NAVIS, a reservation sales and marketing platform for independent hotels, resorts and vacation rental management companies has announced a strategic new addition, Amber Mayer, to its executive team.



8/9/2016
SiteMinder Report Reveals that Average Booking Value on Direct Hotel Websites Nearly Double that on Third-Party Channels
August 09, 2016 - SiteMinder has revealed that the average booking value hotels are realizing on their direct website is nearly double the value they are receiving from third-party booking channels.



8/8/2016
The Pines Resort Hits Major Milestone as Guests Introduce Over 100,000 Travelers to the Hotel with Flip.to
August 08, 2016 - Flip.to, an advocacy platform for hotels has attracted a massive audience of over 100,000 travelers for The Pines Resort in just the first year, while boosting the resort's brand with compelling, co-created stories from their guests.