Socializing hotels becomes call-to-arms for LobbyFriend

Hotels have always strived to connect their guests: from ice cream socials to bicycle tours to Manager Happy Hours, these events are aimed squarely at providing a social sphere for visiting guests.

Hotels such as the W and the Ace have also perfected the concept of hotel as hip gathering spot with lobby scenes often eclipsing the hotel itself.

A new startup called LobbyFriend is aiming to make this sort of spontaneous social atmosphere de facto for hotels around the world. Dubbed a “temporary social network,” the app creates social networks around particular interests – in this particular case, the focus is on creating a temporary meeting point for hotel guests. (Read More)

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Technology is making greater and greater inroads into our lives. Right from when we wake up in the morning to when we head to sleep – we cannot imagine a life without the gadgets and gizmos that make life easy and interesting. When we travel and stay in hotels, our expectations are no different. We expect all the technological amenities we easily access at home if not more. The hospitality industry in increasingly accessing technology to wow guests, optimize their use of manpower, control hotel functions in an integrated manner and on the whole reduce costs while increasing efficiency. This blog is meant to track these technological changes happening in the hospitality sector. The growing move towards sophisticated hotel ERP, the growing use of cloud computing, the rapidly changing customer facing devices – smart phones and iPads, the increasing security concerns and more. Expect to find interesting articles, whitepapers, thoughts, and observations. Feel free to comment and even mail us content that you don’t mind posted here. Happy reading!
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