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June 2020

Jun
05

Akia Unveils Contact-Free Communication Features to Help Hotels Reopen Safely

As the industry recovers, hotels are re-opening in the United States, and hoteliers will need to adjust and adapt to the new reality of minimizing contact, which includes the implementation of social distancing protocols for their guests and staff. Akia, a leading AI-powered text-messaging platform that empowers hotels to streamline their day-to-day operations, improve engagement, and create a unique and safe guest experience, has developed new products and features to meet these new requirements for contact-free communication.
Jun
05

Volan Technology Launches AI-Based Location Positioning System with Contract Tracing, Social Distancing and Temperature Tracking 

Contact tracing app makes it easy for hotels and restaurants to log data on an employee who may become symptomatic and automatically trace every one was exposed to that staff member.
Jun
05

Nomad Go Introduces HealthySpace

AI pprovides real-time data to accelerate safe reopenings.
Jun
05

BriefCam Announces Video Analytics Innovation for Contact Tracing, Physical Distancing, Occupancy Management and Face Mask Detection

New capabilities to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and support the safe and responsible re-opening across the globe
Jun
05

Your Fare, delivery.com Partner on New Tablet Application

New tablet removes friction from third-party delivery orders, increases order accuracy and provides superior customer support.
Jun
04

Handwashing Goes High-Tech with New Compliance Tool

Voice technology allows staff members to record every time they wash their hands.
Jun
04

Nomad Go Announces HealthySpaces

Real-time data about space occupancy, mask usage, and social distancing helps improve COVID-19-related compliance and ventilation, enables healthy, trusted environments.
Jun
04

New Hotel Cleaning Protocols to Cost $130k+ USD per Hotel On per Annum

As well as additional in-room cleaning required, extra staff will need to be hired to cover public areas and service tasks like amenity delivery.
Jun
04

IDeaS and SIHOT Expand Partnership to Provide Seamless Two-Way Data Integration for Hoteliers

Long-term partnership optimizes revenue for all hotels and room types and delivers increased operational effectiveness through automated pricing decisions.
Jun
04

Florida Hotel and Conference Center Enhances Guest Services and Safety Protocols

What started as an in-room entertainment upgrade, continued as a safety platform through COVID-19.
Jun
04

Lybra.Tech’s RMS Acquired by The Zucchetti Group

Lybra.Tech’s Intelligent Revenue Assistant (RMS) will integrate The Zucchetti Group’s global booking data, giving hoteliers access to an unparalleled amount of market and demand data.
Jun
03

DailyPay Launches CYCLE

DailyPay CYCLE feature enables companies to reduce or even eliminate paper checks and manage payments outside the usual payroll schedule such as bonuses and termination pay.
Jun
03

DailyPay Adds New Feature

DailyPay's Cycle now offers employers an affordable, more direct way to provide off-cycle payments for employees.
Jun
03

HotSchedules Adds In-App Health Survey for Employees

Workforce and HR management platform introduces new tool to monitor restaurant and hospitality employees’ health.
Jun
03

RoomKeyPMS Launches Mobile Platform for Contactless Check-In

RoomKeyPMS 10 also includes a brand new user experience to maximize operational efficiency. 
Jun
03

Ordermark Expands Online Ordering Options with JoyUp Partnership

Ordering options now include JoyUp's social media ordering and delivery services integration.
Jun
03

Above Property Expands Its Direct Distribution to Booking.com

Previously available on its enterprise platform, this enhancement gives independent hotels the same functionality.
Jun
03

In Accounting, Consolidating Vendors Makes Sense

Summit Hospitality Group realized that using multiple vendors to manage its financial and accounting data was inefficient.
Jun
03

DoorDash's “Main Street Strong” Supports Local Restaurants

The initiative provides products and services for restaurants to help build out their digital presence and grow their business as they look to safely reopen.
Jun
02

Interface Security Systems Adds Wearable Personal Protection Devices

Partnership with RiskBand integrates real-time monitoring of wearable safety devices with live support.
Jun
02

Hotel Internet Services Provides Hoteliers with Insight on Latest Contactless Technology Best Practices

Internet service provider leverages guestroom television-based services and voice-activated technology to help hotels welcome back guests.
Jun
02

Breeze Helps Restaurants Manage Dine In with QR Codes

The platform allows dine-in customers to view menus, order and process payments from their personal devices by scanning a QR code.
Jun
02

HungerRush Expands Digital Ordering Features

Solution includes seamless integration with digital ordering and delivery.
Jun
02

Maestro PMS Announces Webinars to Guide Users Toward a Touchless Guest Journey

Free 1-hour Webinars Will Be Held Tuesday June 16, 2020 at 1pm ET and June 17 at 11am ET
Jun
02

Konnect Solutions Debuts Contactless Order & Pay

Customers with a smartphones can select the restaurant's local Wi-Fi Wireless Access Point provided by Konnect and instantly view menu and pricing information, order and pay.
Jun
02

Bartech Addresses the Post-COVID Hotel Environment with Launch of Minibar+ for Remote Operation and Control

New application seamlessly upgrades Bartech manual minibars with semi-automatic functionality, adding centralized operation, cost control and enhanced safety
Jun
02

Anant Operations Selects SalesAndCatering.com STS Cloud System for 9 Properties

Powerful STS Cloud Sales Solution Lets Property Teams Cross-Sell Remotely and Verify Room Inventory, Rates and Meeting Space, Track Sales Revenue for Ownership
Jun
01

HungerRush Adds New Features for Digital Ordering

Orders for takeout/pickup and delivery are seamlessly integrated .
Jun
01

Travel’s New Normal Speeds Adoption of Open Payment Alliance Standards

Voxel Group presents the Payment Manager functionalities, the backbone of the Open Payment Alliance.
Jun
01

Revinate Supports Hotels with COVID-19 Recovery Guide 

Filled with templates and tools, guide helps hoteliers develop a strategic marketing plan focused on driving revenue.
Jun
01

Portal Green Launches Online COVID-19 Screening Tool for Employers

Tool addresses manager time constraints and privacy issues by using an online assessment tool.
Jun
01

Givex's Assistance Program Includes Special Pricing on E-Gift Cards

Supports businesses transitioning to online channels.

May 2020

May
29

Solay App Provides Social Distancing Technology for Resort Pools & Beaches

Solay utilizes customized property information and seating maps, organizing the logistics of social distancing among Hotel & Resort registered guests when they enjoy pools and beaches.
May
29

SalesBoost and Strategic Solutions Partners Partner to Training Platform Free to Contractors

The partnership is designed to aid hospitality professionals currently engaged as short-term contractors by providing a range of effective sales and leadership training to better prepare them for post recovery fulltime employment.
May
28

Cendyn and DerbySoft Collaborate to Provide Hoteliers with Advanced Metasearch Capabilities

Hoteliers will be able to use AI to power metasearch advertising.
May
28

SMG Announces Data Integration to Help Brands Manage Third-party Delivery Ratings, Reviews

With delivery service review data available alongside customer feedback and operational data, brands have a more holistic and actionable view of the customer experience.
May
28

Zuppler Launches Menu Anywhere On Premise Contactless Ordering Solution

Solution lets guests view dynamic menus, see prior orders and favorite items, send orders directly to the kitchen, track their order status, and pay their bill.
May
28

The Halal Guys Selects Revel Systems as Preferred Point of Sale Provider for All Franchises

Restaurant group switches from legacy system to extend Revel rollout across growing number of locations.
May
28

TransAct Technologies Launches Sanitization Tracking System for Casinos and Their Gaming Floors

Solution detects when each gaming machine's play session ends, dispatches a staff member to sanitize the game and prints a certification ticket which can be placed directly on the machine.
May
28

Presto Launches Free Contactless Dining Kit for Restaurants

Guests can view the complete menu, place orders, and pay at the table—without the need for any human contact.
May
28

Meyers Develops Single-Use Paper RFID Hotel Key Card

The AssureCard looks and feels like a plastic key card but is made from renewable paper pulp and can be disposed of after a single use.
May
28

April U.S. Hotel Gross Operating Profit per Available Room Down 122.8% YOY

April RevPAR fell 95.2% year-over-year to a single-digit number, on a per-available-room basis.
May
28

GroupRaise Rolls Out Takeout Tuesday For Local Restaurants and Food Banks

Restaurants nationwide invited to accept takeout orders on June 2nd in support of local food banks – 1250+ restaurants have already joined.
May
28

Honeywell Launches Solutions to Help Building Owners Comply with New Hygiene and Social Distancing Policies

Honeywell's #HealthyBuildings Score provides owners with real-time insights based on indoor air quality, safety, security, sanitation and compliance metrics.
May
27

TableSafe Integrates With Oracle MICROS Simphony POS

Integration enables a frictionless pay-at-the-table experience.
May
27

Safety & Risk Management Company Announces COVID-19 Response Module

Platform helps businesses document and respond to COVID-19 related workplace incidents and provides best practices for prevention.
May
26

MenuDrive Launches Online Ordering Self Sign-up for Restaurants

MenuDrive allows restaurants to start selling online in under one hour.
May
26

Star Micronics Introduces POSShield Protective Barrier for SMB Retailers and Restaurants

A professional, affordable, and adaptable sneeze and virus-protection guard designed for mPOS
May
26

Five Guys, Waitr Announce Partnership

Effective immediately, customers using the Waitr app can order their favorite foods from more than 150 Five Guys locations around the nation.
May
22

​​​​​​​Co-Founders of Kitchen CUT Provide Free Click+Collect/Delivery Tool for Restaurants

F+B To Go enables businesses to move their offering online and get set up for delivery or click+collect, providing a contactless, safe trading environment. 
May
21

Enseo Launches enseoCONNECT Mobile Remote

Web remote enables guests to connect any device over any network to control their TV and smart hotel room.
May
21

Snagajob Launches A Complete Hiring and Staffing Solution for the Pandemic Rebound

Industry-first solution empowers businesses to adjust staffing needs in real-time in order to respond to fluctuating consumer demand.
May
21

Numa Teams up with American Express on New Offer for Small Businesses

Numa’s AI-powered virtual receptionist and concierge service can help small businesses streamline and improve their customer service.
May
21

Safety Scan Debuts Real-Time Sanitization Tracking Tool for Hotels

Employees simply need to scan digital tag from their smart device to report sanitization, while customers can do the same to check when a room or object was last sanitized.
May
21

TOURtech Touchless Menu Technology Helps Restaurants Reopen Safely

System transmits digital menus onto guests' personal smart devices
May
21

IntraEdge Launches Self Check Temperature Kiosk: Janus

The Janus kiosk is a turn-key contactless solution that enables companies that are allowed to reopen to support the health and privacy of employees and customers.
May
21

MetroClick Debuts Lab-Tested Anti-Viral, Anti-Bacterial Glass Touchscreen Tech

All MetroClick/faytech NA digital signage, kiosk and EasyShopper cart solutions will have 24/7 germ protection
May
21

The Interactive Firm Launches Touchless Digital Restaurant Menu System

Guests simply scan a tableside QR code or NFC tag to view the restaurant's menu on their own mobile device.
May
21

QSR Automations’ Support Team Named Support Department of the Year

QSR's support team is recognized with Bronze Stevie in 18th Annual American Business Awards for delivering excellence and achieving 98% excellence rating from customer surveys.
May
21

MCOMS Adapts Product Offerings to Address Hotel & Guest Safety, Security Concerns

MCOMS offers integrations with hotel systems, TV remote app and antimicrobial RCU.
May
20

Beekeeper Launches Next Normal Package to Help Organizations Empower Frontline Workers

A Harvard Business Review survey of business executives found that 72% say productivity increases when frontline workers are empowered to make decisions.
May
20

Onity DirectKey Technology Enables Contactless Check-in at Hotel Properties

Onity's DirectKey allows guests to download a digital key and have access to their guest room and other access-controlled areas, and enables them to bypass the front desk.
May
20

Touchless Beverage Dispensing Available on TapWise Smart Dispensing Solution from Sestra Systems

TapWise Touchless dispensing uses a sophisticated sensor to detect and analyze objects and movement in 3D allowing it to distinguish pour requests from other movements, such as cleaning and passing traffic.
May
20

Knowland Launches Free Interactive COVID-19 Hotel Recovery Dashboard

Advanced analytics for local market and property level data allows hotels to assess competitive position and jumpstart recovery.
May
20

Mitsubishi Electric US Introduces Touch Free Elevator Call System

Smartphone application allows users to call an elevator and displays the user’s assigned elevator, its current status and alerts the passenger as the elevator car approaches to assist in touch-free, smooth boarding.
May
20

Mercure Albury Provides Guests with Contactless Hotel Services & Content Streaming

Luxury boutique hotel's implementation of guestroom entertainment platform provides guests with seamless and secure access to personalized content in addition to offering contactless check-out and hotel communication services.
May
20

Multiple Hotel Groups integrate Social Distancing Software for Mobile Check-in and -out

The software will allow guests to check in and out of their hotel using smartphones, and is designed to reduce human contact and limit the risk of Covid-19 spread by preventing queues forming in hotel lobbies.
May
19

GoZone WiFi Launches Touchless Menu for Restaurants

Guests access the restaurant's food and beverage menu by connecting to a special WiFi network, which pushes the digital menu to the guest's smartphone, tablet, laptop or other WiFi-enabled device.  
May
19

Optii Solutions Launches Optii Service and Optii Chat

Both Service and Chat aim to help hotels increase efficiency, reduce costs and enhance guest experiences through their operations.
May
19

LoungeUp Adapts Solution to Enable Completely Digital Guest Journey

All points of contact are moved onto the mobile phone enabling staff and guest safety.
May
18

Canary Technologies Debuts App-Free Contactless Check-In Solution for Hotels

Guests can check-in via a mobile link provided by the hotel.
May
18

RFID Hotel, LAS Hospitality Supply Introduce Antimicrobial Key Card Tech

Patented innovation capable of inhibiting up to 99.99 percent of virus and bacteria growth on key card surfaces and available to hoteliers throughout the US.
May
18

PurpleCloud’s Free Covid Response (CR) Task Platform Goes Live

The streamlined free version of its hotel task optimization platform is designed to help hospitality organizations meet enhanced housekeeping and related cleaning protocols.
May
14

ProfitSword Publishes Best Practice Guide on How Hoteliers can Overcome Market Uncertainty and Safeguard Revenue

In-depth report details how latest business intelligence practices can preserve hotel financial stability and ability to implement successful strategies despite economic challenges.
May
14

ArrowStream Announces Inventory QuickStart as Critical Supply Management Strategy for Operators

ArrowStream's Inventory QuickStart provides critical and consolidated visibility into distributor inventory and inbound purchase order activity.
May
14

OpenTable Adds Bars and Wineries to Its Platform

OpenTable helps these venues prepare for reopening with reservation support.
May
14

DerbySoft Signs RLH Corporation for Hotel Distribution

RLHC properties will now be able to enjoy additional distribution, connecting with larger wholesalers and OTA distributors through DerbySoft, creating a more powerful potential revenue stream.
May
14

ASSA ABLOY Architectural Door Accessories Releases Hands-Free Door Pulls

Arm and foot pulls are meant to minimize everyday skin-to-surface touchpoints
May
14

RoomKeyPMS Announces Recovery Roadmap to Help Hotels Come Back Strong

The Recovery Roadmap focuses on the functions of hotel operations, distribution, marketing and revenue management.
May
13

CAREMINDr Releases Back-to-Work Employee Screening Tool to Detect Early Signs of COVID-19

Solution alerts employers and healthcare organizations of potential coronavirus symptoms before work shifts begin to prevent spread within workplaces and communities.
May
13

Upserve Expands Online Ordering Deal, Expands Contactless Payments

Upserve is creating and running Free Facebook Ads for all Upserve Online Ordering customers to drive new business to their website.
May
13

Gunfire Detection System Offers Automated 9-1-1 Connection

After gunfire, Safe Zone alerts on-site security, local authorities within seconds and provides detailed information that includes number of shots fired, type of weapon and a map tracking the shooter’s location and movement.
May
13

Clover POS Adds Online Ordering

Clover Online Ordering receives and processes orders for pick-up from the restaurant’s website or the Clover app.
May
13

Backbar Offers 6 Months With No Fees to Help Restaurants 

Backbar is providing its entire software suite of tools with no fees for six months to all of its current 3,300 bar and restaurant customers and any new bar or restaurant operator who signs up prior to June 15. Bars and restaurants need assistance to strengthen their recovery from the impact of COVID-19. Backbar’s software provides the necessary tools to help increase profitability, manage costs and preserve cash flow.
May
13

Ceridian Debuts Same-Day Payment Solution

Dayforce Wallet enables employees to access earned wages on-demand with no direct fees to employers or employees.
May
12

Partnership Adds Conversational AI to Kiosks

Valyant AI partners with Kiosk Information Systems to enable contactless experiences.
May
12

ASSA ABLOY Publishes 18 Third-Party Certified Environmental Product Declarations (EPD)

With the publishing of the EPDs, customers have complete transparency into how the life cycle of each certified product impacts the environment and affects a building's sustainability goals.
May
12

Hotels, Airlines, and Credit Card Rewards Need to Shift to Meet Consumers Where They Are: At Home

Instead of free nights or late checkout, some hotels have doubled down on food delivery integration to spur engagement and customer happiness - and the results have paid off.
May
12

Duetto Launches Enterprise Rate Guidelines Feature for Hotels

New add-ons have been specifically built to answer the needs of hoteliers trying to gear up for re-opening or a resumption of business after running on low occupancies in recent months.
May
11

Crowne Plaza Muscat OCEC Debuts Integrated In-Room Infotainment and Digital Signage Solution

The new system provides 70 satellite TV and YouTube channels with full HD capability as well as BYOD support.
May
11

Fortessa Tableware Solutions, Healthe Launch Curated Lighting Products that Combat Pathogens in the Air and on Surfaces

Healthe for Hospitality sanitizing solutions utilize Far-UVC light to inactivate viruses and bacteria.
May
08

Intelity, Joingo Partner to Drive Contactless Engagement for Casino-Resorts

The two companies team up to help gaming resorts minimize physical touch while maximizing guest engagement.
May
07

Bluefin’s Decryption Management P2PE Component Receives Version 3.0 Validation

Bluefin receives component validation for decryption and key management under PCI’s new version 3.0.
May
07

M3 Announces Software Enhancements to Support Hospitality-Industry Telecommuters

M3 has made updates to its General Ledger, Daily Report, Intelligent Imaging, Check Writer, Cash Management, and Accounts Payable modules.
May
07

INNCOM Hibernation Mode Reduces Unoccupied Room Energy Consumption

The built in feature can be remotely activated and is designed for rooms that will be off market for an extended period of time.
May
07

#MotiliCares Initiative Connects Restaurants, Front- Line Medical Staff

Motili employees distribute 1,200 meals during #MotiliCares initiative in Denver, Binghamton, NY
May
06

SevenRooms Introduces Contactless Order & Pay

SevenRooms, a fully-integrated, data-driven guest experience platform for hospitality operators, launched Contactless Order & Pay, streamlining the in-restaurant ordering and payments experience for guests. Contactless Order & Pay provides operators with a contact-free solution for in-service experiences, helping them manage labor costs and keep their employees safe. “Contactless Order & Pay is a simple, easy-to-use solution that provides us new insights into our guests’ on-site ordering behavior," said Terence Tubridy, Owner of In Good Company Hospital
May
06

OpenTable Waives Fees, Updates Feature

To help restaurants prepare for reopening, the reservation service is reducing fees for 2020. “Open Door” pricing program has 0 OpenTable subscription fees through 2020, no cover fees through September 30, and a 50% discount on cover fees through 2020.
May
06

Fuel Offers Hotels Contactless Check-In/Check-Out and Keyless Room Entry

Fuel integrates with ASSA ABLOY to allow guests to access assigned guestrooms using a mobile phone as a digital key.
May
05

BentoBox's New Tool Connects Diners With Local Restaurants

The online directory helps diners find and support local restaurants by ordering directly from their websites.
May
04

Criton Offers Hoteliers Free App to Reduce Touchpoints

Hoteliers using Criton can reduce touchpoints and safeguard guests’ health by digitising their guest information and giving everything guests need on their own phone.
May
01

IDeaS Releases Revenue Management Online Learning to the Public

IDeaS opens its Revenue Management Foundations courses to all and partners with renowned universities to educate and empower tomorrow’s revenue leaders.
May
01

Payment Processor VizyPay Acquires Competitor Echo Daily

Company to gain proprietary technology to expand service offerings.
May
01

Soter Technologies Introduces Rapid Walk-Through Health Detection Scanner 

Full-body non-invasive multi-symptom detector to screen individuals for illness in less than 10 seconds before entering hospitals, schools, government buildings, stadiums and other public places.
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