Michal Christine Escobar

Senior Editor (Hotels)
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Michal Christine Escobar is Hospitality Technology’s Senior Editor, with a concentration on the hotel industry.  She has more than five years of experience as a B2B journalist. She is responsible for the hotel beat at the magazine and often writes about AI, VR, IoT and other emerging technologies affecting hospitality.



R Collection Hotels Explains Why It Offers Guests an NFT Option

Ludovica Rocchi, Brand Director, says that NFTs are a new booking platform full of potential for the hospitality industry.

Travelport Joins Travalyst Coalition and Escalates Focus on Sustainability in Travel Retailing

Travelport’s product and technology leaders will now take an active role in collaborating on the Travalyst framework and implementing its methodology for emissions reporting in travel retailing.

AHLA Survey Finds Americans Plan to Travel for the Holidays and Stay in Hotels

AHLA introduces Hotel Booking Index Rating to gauge hotel Industry outlook.

Great Wolf Resorts Names John Murphy as Chief Executive Officer

Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. announced today that John Murphy, (“Murph”), will serve as the company’s next Chief Executive Officer, taking over for Murray Hennessy who is retiring, but will continue to serve as an advisor to the company.

Operto Guest Technologies Acquires STAYmyway

STAYmyway is a mobile key platform currently working with Accor to power its Accor Key program.

Farmer Boys Announces Appointment of Joseph Ortiz as President and Chief Operating Officer

Ortiz replaces Dave Wetzel who retires after 37 years in the restaurant industry.

Lazy Dog Restaurants Partners with CardFree to Provide Modern Payment Experience for Customers

CardFree Launches EMV Plus; New handheld EMV terminal joins CardFree’s Text-to-Pay™ and [email protected]™ solutions to create a consistent and streamlined experience for customers and operators.

Factor Technology into Your 2023 Hotel Budgets

Consumers have come to expect, and demand, technologies that create streamlined, contactless experiences.

Hotel Network Infrastructure: Avoiding Transport Network Chokepoints

The advent of Wi-Fi 6, the increased availability of multi-gigabit circuits, and the trend of brands evolving throughput standards, are requiring properties to start looking at their overall network infrastructure  to identify chokepoints that could inhibit the combined throughput of guest usage.