H-Hotels Partners with Duetto; More Tech Moves…

INTERNATIONAL REPORT—From revenue strategy to new software to streaming solutions, technology companies are making moves in hospitality:

H-Hotels.com Partners with Duetto to Elevate Revenue Strategy

Europe’s H-Hotels Group has partnered with Duetto, revenue strategy platform, to maximize profitability across its portfolio of 61 properties in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland), ahead of expansion into other European destinations. The family owned H-Hotels Group operates about 10,500 rooms across its own brands, including Hyperion, H4 Hotels, H2 Hotels, H+ Hotels and H.ostels.

H-Hotels.com is implementing the technology firm’s open pricing application, GameChanger; its solution for intelligent reporting, ScoreBoard; and its groups business application, BlockBuster, across its entire portfolio.

H-Hotels.com has plans to expand in Spain, Italy and Hungary, with the company’s first property in Budapest currently under construction.

Dormakaba Intros Line of Locks, Software

Dormakaba, the provider of Saflok and Ilco electronic door locks recently revealed its new line of Saffire LX and Quantum Pixel Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) locks and Ambiance Access Software. In addition to its suite of electronic door locks, the company provides a growing list of hotel and resort solutions that include Entrance Systems, Interior Glass Systems, Movable Walls, Data Analytics Capability and Access Control Management.

Dormakaba’s solutions include Ambiance, an access management software. The Ambiance Access Management Software platform and mobile tablet key encoding system gives operators control over Dormakaba locking systems. Ambiance is developed with both property and data security in mind. It’s flexible to work in parallel with multiple system security levels to maximize data protection. Ambiance supports all Dormakaba RFID locks and mobile access solutions.

HTNG Produces Fiber vs. Copper Cost Comparison Calculator

HTNG’s Fiber to the Room Workgroup has developed a comparison matrix to evaluate the key architectural differences between a legacy copper and fiber optic deployment.

The hospitality industry may not understand the component and architectural differences between a legacy copper deployment and fiber optic deployment. As a result, hotel owners and consultants cannot appropriately compare the cost of ownership between each technology architecture. Without proper cost comparisons,  hotel construction or renovations may suffer lost technology capabilities and potentially salable guestroom space.

Created by the HTNG Fiber to the Room Workgroup, this calculator can now compare a legacy copper deployment against a modern fiber infrastructure such as Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON). The comparison matrix additionally allows hotel owners to view the total cost of ownership and other less tangible benefits against competing technology categories. To use this calculator, an intermediate understanding of network infrastructure is required. The instructions in the calculator will guide users through evaluations of hotel details, equipment details, fiber networks and copper networks, along with providing other considerations.

Revinate Launches Email Marketing Strategy Guide
Revinate has revealed the launch of the Email Marketing Strategy Guide, a new free resource to help hoteliers market their business and drive more revenue from email. The guide contains more than forty topics, including setting objectives, guest journey lifecycle communications, segmentation and targeting, optimizing subject lines, A/B testing, reporting and more. It was developed specifically for hotel marketers looking for effective ways to boost loyalty, lessen OTA dependency and increase direct bookings and revenue.
Email marketing spend in the U.S. is projected to increase from $2.07 billion in 2014 to $3.07 billion by 2019. But with this growth comes competition for consumers’ attention. An analysis of Revinate customer data shows that segmentation drives a 20% higher open rate, a 70% higher click-through rate and 73% higher revenue per recipient than non-segmented campaigns. To create the Email Marketing Strategy Guide, Revinate analyzed more than 77 million emails sent from Revinate Marketing customers in EMEA, North America and the Asia Pacific region.

Sonifi’s Staycast Streaming Solution Now in 100,000 Rooms

Sonifi Solutions Inc.’s streaming solution, Staycast powered by Google Chromecast, crossed the 100,000 hotel rooms mark. With deployments across North America as well as international regions including Australia, Middle East, United Kingdom, South Africa and Europe, Staycast continues to deliver guests OTT content.