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Finding the Green in Being Green

Data and analytics are the missing link to drive energy efficiency and cost-savings for hotels

Giving the PMS a Competitive Edge

Mobility and data are among the top five must-haves for property management system upgrades in 2017 and beyond.

Hotels deploy creative strategies to return reservations to the brand while winning both revenue and invaluable guest data.

Adapting business strategies from the likes of Airbnb can help hotels survive and thrive among collaborative competitors.
 

Hotels will boost in-room technology budgets in 2015 with mobility topping the must-do list for many. HT connects with industry executives to find out what next-generation technologies hotels are forging ahead with in 2015.

Hotel executives discuss the solutions they are using to provide robust, secure connectivity for both guest-facing and back-office networks across property.
 

Next generation locks are not only standing guard against theft with high-tech capabilities, but are also helping to streamline overall room control and monitoring. Benefits range from greater reliability, to interrogation capabilities, to remote access and control.

There’s a real and growing trend among hotel operators to deploy mobile key technology. HT gets input from experienced hotels on some of the latest solutions, plus how they’re managing security concerns.

Many hotel operators are equipping staff with mobile devices, allowing them to perform duties from anywhere on the property. Whether it's smartphones or tablets, company-owned or BYOD, many operations are being performed on the go.

Combining property management with other management systems is a necessary next-step for hoteliers to achieve the level of operational efficiency and data control they are seeking.

How hotels can improve their mobile guest engagement strategy with three key things.

The latest revenue management systems are helping operators forecast demand, segment guests and optimize pricing, while also remaining consistent across all partner websites, such as Expedia and Travelocity.

Reliable and accessible Internet is a top priority for hotels. Guests are often traveling with multiple Wi-Fi devices, and consumption continues to increase. Hotels agree that investing in a bigger pipe, however, is no longer enough.

The importance of data security in the hospitality industry has increased in recent years with the rise of online bookings and the additional data collection avenues available, such as social media, mobile applications and website booking engines.

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