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Millennials want a hotel room that looks good on Instagram, rather than a cheap one, says HotelTonight CEO

Millennials would rather take the luxury room at a deeper discount than take the cheapest room, according to mobile travel app HotelTonight. The generation, which is now the biggest group of business travelers, is also more likely to turn a work trip into vacation. Instagram and other social media apps have created a desire for picture-perfect travel When it comes…

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Will the guestroom of the future include a phone?

For several years now, there has been talk about the guestroom of the future—one that doesn’t include a guestroom telephone. With Amazon’s Echo, Google’s Home and Apple’s Siri now in hotels, that scenario could become reality. Marriott International is running Siri and Alexa-powered Echo at its Aloft hotel in Boston. Wynn Las Vegas recently announced that the hotel is equipping all of its 4,000-plus…

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Airbnb may host 100 million guests this year, as it aims for business travelers

Short-term rental site Airbnb is on track to host a million guests by the end of 2017 and its bookings by business travelers, which more than tripled last year, will grow again by 18 percent, according to Morgan Stanley Research. Just as crucially, Airbnb has a brand awareness that is about as high as major hotel and travel chains like…

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HYATT AND SONIFI TO DELIVER A PERSONALIZED IN-ROOM STREAMING EXPERIENCE POWERED BY GOOGLE CHROMECAST TO TRAVELERS AROUND THE GLOBE

Hyatt has selected SONIFI Solutions, Inc. as its preferred provider for delivering a personalized in-room streaming solution to hotel guests. SONIFI’s patent-pending STAYCAST™ solution, powered by Google Chromecast, has been seamlessly integrated with the World of Hyatt mobile app. With this first-of-its-kind integration, participating Hyatt hotels now offer guests simple, seamless and secure streaming of their favorite apps, such as…

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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts gets between the sheets with launch of new ‘Sleep individually different’ room concept on World Sleep Day

The world’s first pocket spring bed with adjustable firmness is the star of the Swiss hotel company’s all-new ‘Sleep individually different’ room category, launching on 17 March Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is launching a ground-breaking new room category concept that guarantees guests what they value the most – a good night’s sleep. The new ‘Sleep individually different’ will offer: Personalised…

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Marriott Reimagines Its Mobile App To Meet The Needs Of Modern World Travelers

Based on actual hands-on guest research and feedback, Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) will now offer Marriott Rewards members a dynamic mobile experience personalized for them. Today marks the launch of the newly redesigned and engaging Marriott Mobile app for iOS users in five languages, with Android coming soon. Guests will enjoy new and expanded digital features; customized travel content;…

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2017 is the year to try digital realities

With many new technologies, a few words are sufficient to explain the change: more pixels, wireless charging, faster Internet. But digital realities (virtual, augmented, and merged reality) are inherently about immersion and sensory engagement. These visceral experiences can be very hard to put into words. Which is why we’re excited: 2017 promises to provide a wealth of opportunities to experience…

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Wackiest places to stay in Japan

LIKE everything that comes out of the country, Japan’s hospitality industry has a personality of its own. From a toilet that offers massages to a bed next to Alice in Wonderland or the chance to sleep in a First Class airplane cabin that will never take off – Japanese hospitality takes its reputation for intense creativity and unparalleled quirk very…

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Pi is Enabling Business Travellers to Predict Their Travel Spend With Airbnb

Pi, leader in data analytics and machine learning has unveiled new API integration with world-leading hospitality company Airbnb. This integration allows travel managers to access their employees’ Airbnb data through the Pi platform, enabling them to view spend at Airbnb properties fully integrated into volume and marketshare reports for traditional hotels. Simon Carmouche, Product Director for Pi Travel stated, “This…

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HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts adopts Sabre’s hospitality solutions to provide customers with industry-leading reservation technology

HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts has completed the migration of its member hotels to Sabre’s SynXis Central Reservations and device responsive booking engine, securing its ability to provide more than 1,000 HotelREZ customers with access to Sabre’s industry-leading technology. Sabre’s broad portfolio of hospitality solutions empowers hoteliers to create and deliver a unique and differentiating guest experience based on their specific…

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