Articles tagged “hotel technology”

Smaller Hotels and Hostels Catch Up on Tech With New Wave of Software Makers

Smaller Hotels and Hostels Catch Up on Tech With New Wave of Software Makers

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The story of software maker Cloudbeds, named the fastest-growing travel and hospitality company in the U.S., points to a broader trend of smaller hotels adopting new tools to manage their properties.

1 week ago

China’s Alibaba Is Shaping the Future of the Machine-Driven Hotel

China’s Alibaba Is Shaping the Future of the Machine-Driven Hotel

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Chinese e-commerce players are racing among themselves to provide technology solutions to hotels. Alibaba fires the latest salvo with a prototype of the future hotel, FlyZoo.

3 weeks ago

IHG’s Push to Be a Nimble Hotels Tech Leader: New Skift Research

IHG’s Push to Be a Nimble Hotels Tech Leader: New Skift Research

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

InterContinental Hotels' work with IHG Concerto, an all-in-one hotel tech solution for hotel owners, is just one example of how the chain is strengthening its business while improving relations with hotel owners. Our latest research report shows just how IHG is looking to be a smarter, better hotel company that is well-positioned for the future.

4 weeks ago

Red Lion Launches a Subsidiary to Sell Software to Hotels

Red Lion Launches a Subsidiary to Sell Software to Hotels

Sean O'Neill, Skift

CEO Greg Mount persuasively says many independent hotel operators are overpaying for operational software that's inadequate. Red Lion is savvy to try to woo independent hoteliers by promising preferential commission rates with online travel agencies. Still, execution will be difficult.

1 month ago

Travel Tripper Merges With Pegasus in Hotel Tech Rollup

Travel Tripper Merges With Pegasus in Hotel Tech Rollup

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Travel Tripper is taking on a distressed asset, Pegasus. Meh. But what's interesting is that Accel-KKR is backing the deal. The support by the private equity firm is yet another sign of more rollups of hotel tech companies to come against a backdrop of hotel software investments by Amadeus, Sabre, and Shiji.

3 months ago

Jonas Software Rolls Up Hospitality Tech Group to Compete Against Bigger Players

Jonas Software Rolls Up Hospitality Tech Group to Compete Against Bigger Players

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The hotel tech group that Jonas Hospitality has put together through acquisitions of Leonardo, MSI, Springer-Miller, and BookAssist is admittedly small. But its creation says a lot about the pressures to consolidate in hotel tech. Experts debate the pros and cons of such roll-ups.

3 months ago

Marriott Hack May Have Come From China

Marriott Hack May Have Come From China

Patrick Clark and Paul Panckhurst, Bloomberg

We're still in the very early stages of the investigation, so it's probably best to treat information like this with caution.

5 months ago

How Alibaba-Backed Shiji Is Expanding Its Tech Sales to Hotels Outside of China

How Alibaba-Backed Shiji Is Expanding Its Tech Sales to Hotels Outside of China

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Beijing-based Shiji serves more than 47,000 hotels outside of China. This is the first time it has spoken candidly with independent English-language media about its acquisition strategy. This year its subsidiaries have won deals with MGM Resorts, Radisson, and other major brands. Reading between the lines, it has big plans in the works.

6 months ago

Why Hotels Envy Airlines When It Comes to Managing Revenue

Why Hotels Envy Airlines When It Comes to Managing Revenue

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The revenue management industry picked an odd time to have an identity crisis, given the opportunity for additional profit that new rate-setting and distribution software could bring.

8 months ago

Technologies Every Hotelier Needs to Understand: Latest From Skift Research

Technologies Every Hotelier Needs to Understand: Latest From Skift Research

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

The hotel industry needs to catch up with the times when it comes to technology, and we're not just talking about cloud offerings and software-as-a-service technologies. The smart hotelier of today is investing in next generation tech capabilities such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, voice capabilities, virtual reality, robotics, and more, but all with the guest experience in mind.

10 months ago

New Skift Research Report: Challenges for Hotels to Streamline Back-End Technologies

New Skift Research Report: Challenges for Hotels to Streamline Back-End Technologies

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

The hotel tech stack of today should focus entirely on the customer journey and be arranged so that it provides guests a seamless experience. A hotel tech stack that is not integrated on the back-end will feel fragmented on the front-end.

10 months ago

Interview: Oracle Hospitality’s New Boss Looks to the Cloud for Growth

Interview: Oracle Hospitality’s New Boss Looks to the Cloud for Growth

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Oracle Hospitality is the market leader in selling hotel tech software. But the company has made some missteps. It is adjusting course, and two weeks ago it appointed a new top boss, Greg Webb. The industry will watch his moves closely.

10 months ago