NATIONAL REPORT—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:
Red Roof Partners With United Way
Red Roof’s Room in Your Heart giving campaign is partnering with United Way to promote and support 211, a free, confidential referral and information helpline and website that connects people of all ages and from all communities to the essential health and human services they need, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Guests who book a stay at a Red Roof Inn, Red Roof Plus+, HomeTowne Studios by Red Roof or The Red Collection property receive a significant discount on their room rate and a portion of their stay will benefit United Way and the 211 network. Guests save 15% on their stay at participating properties and 5% of revenue from their completed stay booked with the VP code through Feb. 28 goes to support United Way and the 211 network.
SiteMinder Names Hotelbeds as a 2020 Top Revenue Generator
Hotelbeds has been named as one of the top distribution channels and hotel revenue generators in 2020 by SiteMinder, a leading channel management platform globally.
The report confirmed the most relevant distribution channels that generated the highest revenues for hotels during 2020. Hotelbeds ranked highly in all destinations globally, leading SiteMinder to emphasize the continued relevance of wholesalers to hoteliers as a key distribution channel.
With its extensive portfolio of 180,000 hotel properties in 140 countries worldwide, many of which are directly contracted under special terms and conditions, Hotelbeds is in a prime position to drive volumes to hotels—and the travel industry as a whole—as it prepares for recovery and a resumption of travel post-COVID.
LG Unveils Two New Indoor Displays
LG Business Solutions has unveiled two new indoor direct-view light-emitting diode (DVLED) display series, the Versatile LSCA and the Ultra Slim LSCB, which will offer flexible, high-performing and easy-to-install options ideal for indoor environments such as office lobbies, shopping malls, hotels, transit hubs and stadiums.
Both the LSCA and LSCB will ship with LG’s new CVCA controller and webOS Signage platform. This will deliver advanced viewing options from multiple inputs and simpliﬁed system control. LG’s webOS Signage smart platform features a Quad-Core System-on-Chip design that can execute several tasks to provide smooth content playback from baseband-connected high-resolution video sources, the built-in media player or the built-in video streaming decoder. The controller also has 3.6GB of storage for applications and content and a TV-style remote control with an intuitive user interface that puts system and image control in the palm of your hand.
The Versatile LSCA Series is designed for fixed installation and provides users with a DVLED option ideal for larger public installations and with a viewing distance of 15 ft. or more, thanks to pixel pitch models of 2.97mm or 3.91mm with a capability of 1,000 nits of brightness. The Ultra Slim LSCB Series features three DVLED models with pixel pitches of 1.56mm, 1.88mm and 2.50mm. The display combines an incredibly low-profile and lightweight design with an edge thickness of 37.5mm making it ideal for spaces where space is a concern.
Atrium Hospitality, American Red Cross Partner to Host Blood Drives
Atrium Hospitality has partnered with the American Red Cross to host blood drives across the U.S. at Atrium-managed hotels. Headquartered in Alpharetta, GA, Atrium manages a portfolio of 83 hotels in 28 states, representing brands such as Hilton, Marriott, IHG, and Wyndham, among others.
To kick off the national partnership, nine Atrium-operated hotels in Arkansas, California, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska and Tennessee recently hosted 21 blood drives, collecting 639 units of blood with the potential to save more than a thousand patients.
Oracle’s Opera Cloud PMS Supports Arlo Hotels
Hotel guests in New York City and Miami are experiencing a home-away-from-home vibe at Arlo Hotels with the help of Oracle Hospitality Opera Cloud Property Management.
Despite the pandemic’s challenges, the lifestyle hotel collection recently upgraded to Opera Cloud across its four hotels. Now, Nautilus by Arlo in Miami along with its New York City properties, Arlo SoHo, Arlo Nomad and the soon-to-open Arlo Midtown, will be better able to provide guests with a unique and personalized experience that matches the distinctiveness of each boutique hotel.
As part of its cloud transformation, Arlo Hotels also plans to migrate all of its F&B operations to Oracle Micros Simphony Cloud Point of Sale. The integration between Opera Cloud and Simphony Cloud will help to unify on-property operations and deliver exceptional guest experiences consistently across all Arlo properties.