It’s Going to Change Bigtime

The REALLY Big Show “The Rise of the Metamediaries” sounds like a science fiction horror show. The “rise” occurred on Tuesday afternoon and It was a REALLY big show starring senior people from Facebook, Google, Trip Advisor and Room 77. The stage was groaning with all these heavyweights in one…

HITEC 2013 Features You Don’t Want to Miss

HITEC 2013 is just a couple of months away and there is already a ton of buzz surrounding this year’s show. If you have not registered, I suggest you do so before May 20th to save yourself or your employer some money. If you are trying to justify your attendance…

[Automatic Minibars] Automatic Revenue

The latest generation of automatic minibar technology is simplifying hotel operations while improving guest satisfaction and enhancing the hotel’s bottom line For decades, the minibar has been a staple of hotel guestrooms, from mid-scale chain properties to luxurious independent resorts. But as minibars have proliferated in the industry, so too…

[Part 3] Three Ways to Encourage Eco-Friendly Behavior

Click here to read [Part 1] Energy Savings: Commodity Procurement Click here to read [Part 2] Energy Efficiency: Use Less According to a recent EnergyStar report, hotels in the United States spend close to $4 billion on energy each year–that’s $2,196 per available room annually. Given that energy costs will…

[Part 2] Energy Efficiency: Use Less

Click here to read [Part 1] Energy Savings: Commodity Procurement In the current economic climate, hotels and conference centers find themselves searching for new ways to reduce operating expenses more than ever before. The hospitality industry, like any other commercial enterprise, is driven largely by operating margins. According to a…

[Part 1] Energy Savings: Commodity Procurement

In the current economic climate, hotels and conference centers find themselves searching for new ways to reduce operating expenses more than ever before. The hospitality industry, like any other commercial enterprise, is driven largely by operating margins. According to a recent EnergyStar report, hotels in the United States spend close…