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Whether it’s celebrating an anniversary, receiving an award, earning a certification, debuting a new product or expanding the business, hotel companies and vendors achieve new milestones on a daily basis. Here’s a look at recent accomplishments:

Maestro PMS integrates with HelloShift
The new integration partnership between Maestro PMS and HelloShift brings their mutual clients a guest messaging solution that is simple and intuitive for staff and guests to use. In addition, because HelloShift’s unique messaging platform includes comprehensive hotel operations software, no guest request slips through the cracks.

HelloShift Guest Messaging does the heavy lifting for texting with guests and seamlessly integrates with Maestro PMS, pulling in guest data routinely. Automated messages are sent to guests at key touchpoints in the Guest Lifecycle—before check-in, when the guest is on-site and after checkout. When guests need assistance all they need to do is hit reply to the text thread on their phone.

The Fuzzy Log Hotel adds ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions
ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions has deployed VingCard Signature RFID door locks and lockers alongside Mobile Access at The Fuzzy Log hotel in Slovenia. The property’s adoption of ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions technology ensures that guests can be protected from both physical security threats and germ exposure risks while always guaranteeing total access convenience.

Previously equipped with VingCard door locks, hotel leadership was able to benefit from a seamless upgrade process to VingCard Signature RFID and Mobile Access thanks to the future-proof design strategy of ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions. By simply adding the Signature RFID reader to existing door hardware, the property immediately gains advanced encryption abilities that prevent the unauthorized cloning of keycard data.

The future-proof design of VingCard Signature RFID also allows properties such as The Fuzzy Log to instantly activate the features of Mobile Access. This includes providing guests with instant self-service convenience in the form of digital check-in using personal devices and which significantly allows them to avoid front desk areas where germ exposure risks may be present. Once checked in, guests then receive a digital key and room number information via secure communication channels in order to effortlessly gain authorized room entry along with minimal need to touch shared surfaces.

ALICE Hospitality, Chexology form partnership
ALICE, a hospitality operations and hotel management platform, has integrated with Chexology, a technology that automates transactions involving the exchange of items for a claim ticket, such as luggage storage, coat check, personal items and more. The integration enables hotel employees to link checked items with a guest’s hotel reservation, eliminating the need for a single-use paper ticket and ensuring that items are correctly logged and connected with guest profiles.

The ALICE and Chexology integration digitizes and improves a vital part of the hotel guest experience and streamlines the work done by front-of-house hotel employees. Together, the two companies provide a contactless and enhanced guest-centric experience, making the check-in process seamless.

The integration is live at the 512-room Circa Resort & Casino Las Vegas, where employees can check-in guest items with Chexology and search for the guests within ALICE to connect personal items to hotel reservations.

Event Temple selected as Choice Hotels Canada qualified vendor
Event Temple, a hotel sales and event management software company, has entered into a Qualified Vendor Agreement with Choice Hotels Canada. Choice Hotels Canada is one of the largest lodging franchisors in Canada, with more than 350 properties currently open or under development.

The agreement will give Choice Hotels Canada franchisees access to exclusive pricing and packages for Event Temple’s products and services. Those who choose to use Event Temple will be able to use the Sales CRM and Event Management platform as a tool to bridge the gap between digital and traditional sales tactics.

Dometic MoBar wins Red Dot Award
The Dometic MoBar series has won a Red Dot Award for Product Design 2021.

The Dometic MoBar is a mobile bar for entertaining in any outdoor space. Professionally graded with patented design, it doesn’t compromise style for functionality or convenience, allowing hosts and their guests to socialize outdoors without ever missing a moment, according to the company.

The Red Dot Award: Product Design dates back to 1955 and recognizes the best products for a given year. The international panel of experts comprises specialists from a wide variety of sectors. They scrutinized the products entered in the competition in a process that spanned several days and were guided by assessment criteria such as the product’s formal quality, ergonomics and longevity.

The Dometic MoBar can be seen in the online exhibition on the Red Dot website beginning June 21. That date also marks the beginning of Red Dot Design Week, during which this year’s award winners will be celebrated online.

Beginning June 22, the Dometic MoBar will also be included in the exhibition “Design on Stage” in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, where all of the award-winning products are showcased. Visitors to the museum can experience the quality of the designs in a space that features contemporary design solutions and historical industrial architecture. The Red Dot Design Yearbook 2021/2022 comes out in August. The publication provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the art and trends in product design.