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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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Huawei and ANTlabs tie up to provide hotel connectivity in the Middle East

Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, is working with industry leader ANTlabs to develop innovative hospitality solutions that empower hotels to meet the needs of today’s travelers who expect uninterrupted connectivity throughout the duration of their stay. ANTlabs, a global leader in network solutions for wide areas such as hotels and stadiums, large public venues, telcos, ISPs and municipal…

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More hotels are checking out of the Bible business

The Moxy Berlin Hotel opened in October. Marriott International has recently decided that no religious materials should be offered at Moxy and Edition hotels, two of its newest millennial-oriented hotel brands. (Matthias Nareyek / Getty Images) When the ultra-hip Moxy Hotel opens in San Diego next year, the rooms will be stocked with the usual amenities — an alarm clock,…

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How VoIP Influences Hotel Finances

The US hotel industry employs 1.9 million people in 53,432 properties and generated some $176 billion dollars in revenue from around 5 million guestrooms in 2014. The average occupancy rate was 64.4 percent and revenue per room averaged more than 74 dollars. Later figures from Statista indicate that 2015 revenue topped $189.5 billion, highlighting a significant rise since 2013’s figure…

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