Newport Hospitality Group Selects Broadvine; Choice Hotels Partners With Ingenico Group; More…

NATIONAL REPORT—Hotel Business has been following tech partnerships in the industry. Here’s what we found:

Newport Hospitality Group Selects Broadvine
Newport Hospitality has selected Broadvine to optimize its portfolio’s performance. By consolidating data from various PMS, benchmarking systems, labor systems and their accounting platform. Newport Hospitality Group expects to be able to view and analyze data and make quicker, more profitable decisions.

Choice Hotels Partners With Ingenico Group 
Choice Hotels has chosen to deploy Ingenico Group’s iSC Touch 480 smart terminals across its 5,000-plus franchised hotels in the United States. Security was the driving force behind Choice Hotels’ decision to partner with the company. Choice Hotels is also able to accept all forms of payment, including EMV chip and pin, EMV chip and sign, and magstripe.

TravelClick Acquires Digital Alchemy, Expands Relationship With Google
TravelClick has purchased Dallas-based Digital Alchemy, a CRM and email marketing solutions provider for hotels and spas around the world. Terms of the transaction were not announced.

Additionally, TravelClick expanded its relationship with longtime partner Google to enable hoteliers to drive more direct bookings and revenue. This partnership helps independent and small to mid-sized hotel chains to better identify, attract and convert guests when using the combined Google and TravelClick solutions. With Google Premier Partner Status, TravelClick can now offer its hotel customers priority access to Google beta products, account support and performance review with a global account team and pieces of data for campaign optimization.