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How Texting Is Changing Hotels’ Internal Communications

How Texting Is Changing Hotels’ Internal Communications

Communicating with hotel staff while on-property—whether they are on the grounds or in a guestroom—has long been a challenge for hoteliers. Telephones, radios, and email each have their own limitations. Housekeeping staff, for example, aren’t sitting in front of a ...

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Using Apps to Improve Hotel Operations

Using Apps to Improve Hotel Operations

Apps can be a great asset to any hotel—they can enable everything from making dinner reservations to booking spa appointments, arranging laundry or dry cleaning, ordering room service, checking-in and checking-out, and, of course, booking accommodations and paying for them. ...

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Industry Execs Share What Tech They Want to See in Hotels

Industry Execs Share What Tech They Want to See in Hotels

Four industry executives spoke with LODGING about the technology that they are most excited to see appear in the hotel space. Keith Cline, president and CEO, La Quinta: “Voice-activated artificial intelligence is becoming more and more prominent, and it’s going ...

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Voice Recognition Technology in Hotels

Voice Recognition Technology in Hotels

According to industry experts, voice recognition technology—like that leveraged in Amazon’s Echo device or even in the voice-to-text software found in most smartphones—is almost certain to be one of the next big technologies to enter the hospitality space. But how ...

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Accenture, Marriott, and 1776 Launch Travel Experience Incubator

Accenture, Marriott, and 1776 Launch Travel Experience Incubator

Washington, D.C.—Accenture Interactive, Marriott International, and startup network 1776 launched the Travel Experience Incubator, a new program designed to discover and foster startups working on innovative technologies and solutions to improve the travel experience. The partnership between Marriott and its official partner, Accenture ...

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