Do’s and Don’ts of Hotel Technology

On what can be described as the eve of AHTEC@HOFEX 2013, it’s the perfect time to update our ever-popular DO’s and DON’TS of Hotel Technology.

Should you have something to add to the list, please send it to us for our next update.


1. Use digital signage instead of printed posters

2. Put some free bottles of water in the mini bar so that they are nice and cool

3. Check all the peep holes on guest room doors to make sure they are secure and the right way round

4. Mount irons on wall brackets in closets instead of placing them on the floor or shelves

5. Clearly display broadband charges, if your hotel has any and have a sign-on page if your Government so requires it

6. Make it easy to switch off all lights in the Guestroom from the bed – especially the bathroom and Vestibule lights

7. Make it easy to plug in a hairdryer, shaver, or electric toothbrush in the bathroom

8. Make the lighting in the bathroom bright enough for doing makeup – ask a Woman to check it

9. Have an illuminated make-up mirror in the bathroom

10. Have universal power sockets with USB power sockets easily available for guest-use in public areas, especially Lobby Lounges, Dining areas, Club Lounges and Poolside – also have international adapters handy. Read more

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By: Terence Ronson


About hospitalitytechnology

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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