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Cox Business to Upgrade Las Vegas Convention Center Network and Power Massive Facilities Expansion

Hospitality Technology Magazine·13 March 2019
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) board of directors voted to upgrade and expand Cox Business wireless and wireline services at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Chipotle Launches Loyalty Program Nationwide by Giving Away $250k to Its Fans on Venmo

Hospitality Technology Magazine·13 March 2019
Chipotle Mexican Grill announced the national launch of its highly anticipated loyalty program Chipotle Rewards. To show people how good it feels to get rewarded, Chipotle is using Venmo payouts to give away up to a quarter of a million dollars, to approximately 25,000 Chipotle fans per day, from now through March 15, 2019.

Papa John's Announces National Partnership with DoorDash

Hospitality Technology Magazine·13 March 2019
Papa John’s International, Inc. announced a national partnership with DoorDash, the fastest-growing on-demand destination for door-to-door delivery, offering delivery from more than 1,400 restaurants. To celebrate the launch, lucky pizza lovers can get $0 delivery during St. Patrick’s Day weekend from March 15-17 on all orders over $10 delivered through the platform at participating locations.

Luxury UK Hotel Trusts RateTiger Shopper for Pricing Decisions

Hospitality Technology Magazine·13 March 2019
The Greenbank Hotel has been leveraging eRevMax’s price intelligence tool – RateTiger Shopper to monitor competitor rates across multiple sales channels and take informed pricing decisions to stay ahead in the market.

RLH Talks Loyalty, RLabs During Q4 2018 Conference Call

Hospitality Technology Magazine·13 March 2019
During Red Lion Hotels Corporation's Q4 2018 earnings conference call on March 4, President and CEO Greg Mount spoke about the technology updates RLH has recently implemented and how these advances are contributing to greater customer and hotel owner loyalty. He also discussed in detail the debut of RLabs and RLH's plans moving forward for this new avenue of revenue.

Yumpingo Brings Transformative Guest Sentiment Solution Technology to Independent Restaurants in Partnership with Deliveroo

Hospitality Technology Magazine·12 March 2019
Restaurant intelligence platform Yumpingo said it launched Yumpingo Go, an easy to implement solution to gather guest sentiment and actionable insights for independent restaurants specializing in one-to-five locations, with Deliveroo as its channel partner.

Zello Releases New Emergency "Panic Button" Feature

Hospitality Technology Magazine·12 March 2019
Zello, a push-to-talk voice messaging service that enables communication and collaboration for workers, teams, and communities, announced the launch of Emergency Alerts, its new “panic button” feature. ZelloWork users in crisis situations can now simply press a button to send (with high priority) both their location and an audio recording to a designated emergency channel.

Avvio Champions User Experience with New Booking Engine Innovations

Hospitality Technology Magazine·12 March 2019
Global technology provider Avvio has made more innovative changes to its booking engine as it continues to lead the way in using artificial intelligence (AI) to drive revenue and guest engagement for hotels and accommodation providers.

Blue Tree Hotels Implements Aerohive's Cloud-Managed Wireless Solution

Hospitality Technology Magazine·12 March 2019
Aerohive Networks™, a cloud-management technology provider, announced Blue Tree Hotels Group, a Brazilian hotel chain, chose Aerohive, in partnership with SmartWave Networks, to provide a cloud-managed wireless solution for its high-density and high-demand environment.

Hospitality Technology Magazine Launches the Restaurant Technology Network, Welcomes Founding Members and Board of Governors

Hospitality Technology Magazine·12 March 2019
Today at its Multi-Unit Restaurant Technology Conference (MURTEC®), Hospitality Technology (HT) magazine officially launched the Restaurant Technology Network (RTN), a new membership community dedicated to technology innovation for restaurants.

Restaurant Technologies Expands Grease Cleaning Tech

Hospitality Technology Magazine·11 March 2019
Restaurant Technologies, a provider of cooking oil management and exhaust cleaning solutions, has launched AutoMist in Detroit, Dallas, Denver & Baltimore/DC area markets. AutoMist, a solution designed for the restaurant back-of-house, automates and simplifies the cleaning process for grill and fryer hoods, flues and fans, improving overall working conditions and fire safety in kitchens.

NationalLink Streamlines Smart Safe Cash Management for Merchants

Hospitality Technology Magazine·11 March 2019
Fiserv, Inc., a global provider of financial services technology solutions, announced that NationalLink Incorporated is using Fiserv technology to simplify cash management for merchants. With the integration of CorPoint® cash supply chain management software from Fiserv, the NationalLink cash management platform can now support all smart safes, regardless of manufacturer or location, and provide a centralized view of all cash transactions. The NationalLink cash management platform is available via commercial banks and directly to large merchants.

Netchex and M3 Expand Partnership with API Integration

Hospitality Technology Magazine· 8 March 2019
Integration will help hotels streamline HR processes, keep employees engaged and ensure consistency across locations.

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza Doubles Reach of Loyalty Program

Hospitality Technology Magazine· 8 March 2019
Paytronix Systems Inc., collaborated with Zenreach, creator of the Walk-Through Rate that connects online marketing with in-store results, to help their mutual client, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, gain a deeper understanding of more of its guests in order to offer them more targeted and highly personalized experiences.

Exponential Digital Drives Quantum Convenience

Hospitality Technology Magazine· 8 March 2019
Restaurants have entered a brave, new future of super-charged convenience during an era when the lines between service segments are becoming less of a defining factor. Digital is not only changing technology, it is creating completely new service models and expectations at a dizzying pace.

The Restaurant Technology Network Takes Center Stage at MURTEC 2019

Hospitality Technology Magazine· 8 March 2019
The Restaurant Technology Network (RTN; www.restauranttechnologynetwork.com) is a membership community hyper-focused on technology innovation in restaurants.

HT's 2019 Top Women in Restaurant Technology

Hospitality Technology Magazine· 8 March 2019
Here are some heartening statistics for women in technology: Women now make up more than half of new computer science graduates and junior developers entering the workforce, according to a March 2018 study from tech recruiting company HackerRank. Women under 25 are also 33% more likely to study computer science than those who were born before 1983, according to the study.

Want Personalization and Engagement? You Need Voice Tech + Translation

Hospitality Technology Magazine· 8 March 2019
Personalization was the hospitality industry’s mantra in 2018, and it is showing no signs of waning in 2019. One of the best ways to personalize the hotel experience and engage guests is through frictionless voice technologies. Inbound tourism has typically been strong for the U.S. travel industry, yet Deloitte is reporting in its 2019 U.S.

4 Ways to Reap Benefits of Mobile POS

Hospitality Technology Magazine· 8 March 2019
Mobile point of sale (POS) is gaining ground and swiftly what was a differentiator for digitally innovative brands could be table stakes. According to Juniper Research (www.juniperresearch.com), almost one in four POS transactions will be completed on mobile devices by 2023. This amounts to 87 billion transactions per year, up from about 23 billion in 2018.

Why Digital Signage is a Hit in Hospitality

Hospitality Technology Magazine· 7 March 2019
In hospitality, guest experience is everything. Hotels, restaurants, holiday resorts and other hospitality venues bolster their reputation by delivering an unforgettable guest experience. In today’s tech-driven world, digital signage plays a key role in enhancing the guest experience in hospitality venues.

dormakaba Vacation Rental White Paper Outlines Steps for Keyless Access Selection and Installation

Hospitality Technology Magazine· 7 March 2019
dormakaba released its latest Vacation Rental industry white paper, ‘How to Implement Keyless Access in 10 Simple Steps.’ The white paper clarifies the questions vacation rental owners and property managers should ask to receive maximum value for their properties from online keyless entry. It also summarizes how to ensure a smooth implementation and transition to keyless access control.

The Dinex Group Uses WiFi Tool to Collect Emails, Sell out Events

Hospitality Technology Magazine· 7 March 2019
The Dinex Group, the 16-restaurant group owned by celebrity chef Daniel Boulud, today announced the success of a new marketing initiative that has helped the company’s marketing team collect more than 64,000 email addresses from loyal customers.

Good Times Tests AI in Drive-Thru

Hospitality Technology Magazine· 7 March 2019
Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard located at 2095 S. Broadway in Denver is currently taking live breakfast orders in the drive-thru using Valyant AI. Valyant AI launched its conversational AI customer service platform for quick-service restaurants.

HARMAN Professional Solutions AV Systems Provide an Unforgettable Experience at China's Atlantis Sanya Resort

Hospitality Technology Magazine· 7 March 2019
To provide guests with an unparalleled experience of undersea immersion, China’s new Atlantis Sanya resort deployed an array of cutting-edge HARMAN audio, video, lighting and control systems.

4 Ways to Leverage Social Media for Your Hospitality Brand

Hospitality Technology Magazine· 6 March 2019
The latest social media technology makes promoting a business and reaching customers easier than ever. According to a report from We Are Social, over 3 billion people interact on some form of social media every month. So how can you leverage those platforms for your hotel or restaurant? Whether you're marketing an entire hotel or just a restaurant, here are some ways social media can entice first-time guests and encourage repeat visits.

How AI and Voice Technology Can Drive Key Growth Metrics for Hotels

Hospitality Technology Magazine· 6 March 2019
Hospitality is one of the largest industries in the world, and yet ultra-modern technology, including AI, seems to have avoided it until recently. Cloud-based PMS platforms, for instance, only just started popping up a few years ago and certain facets of the industry such as booking, itineraries, and flight search have all benefited from advances in AI, design, and data gathering. However, the technologies which have become prevalent on smartphones and via an internet browser for booking travel are not present in most hotel experiences, and especially not in the rooms where guests spend the majority of their time.

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