Technology helps hoteliers manage remotely

With the advancement of technology—such as smartphones, tablets, improved Internet access and application-based tools—today’s hotel owners and managers can keep their finger on the pulse of their hotels remotely.

For example, hotel owners often log in daily to monitor reports for occupancy, average daily rate and revenue per available room as well as profit-and-loss statements—often for multiple hotels or portfolios. While GMs spend most of their time on property, district managers often monitor the three key performance metrics in real time for multiple properties.

The access to property-level information while on the go is only increasing as both owners and managers today can check in on tasks like pricing, distribution and reputation management. While laptops and cloud-based solutions are still the predominant medium, more mobile applications are emerging daily to make this data even more accessible. Read more

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By: Jason Q. Freed

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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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