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:
Siteminder Partners with CPI Hotels
One of the Czech Republic’s largest hotel chains, CPI Hotels, has engaged SiteMinder, a guest acquisition platform, as it seeks to target a new wave of leisure tourists and broaden its traditional focus on corporate guests.
This engagement sees CPI Hotels using SiteMinder’s technology to automate its online distribution and integrate smoothly into the Choice Hotels International network, of which CPI Hotels is the exclusive representative in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. It also sees the chain gain a newfound ability to maximize operational efficiencies and maintain room rates and inventory across its multiple distribution channels, according to the company.
Michal Vohralík, deputy director of sales & marketing at CPI Hotels, said, “As a part of our long-term strategy to become the strongest player in the domestic and broader European market, we needed confidence that our rooms were always available to potential guests of all types, at all times. We have become more reliant on technology to keep pace with how our guests are booking, and to have the opportunity to connect with over 400 of the world’s top booking channels through SiteMinder, we feel well placed to continue our strong pattern of growth into the future. Especially at a time where an increasing share of CPI’s business is being generated via OTAs, it is important that we are able to monitor our room distribution, and ensure rate control, parity and restrictions across all of our integrated channels. SiteMinder has given our team this crucial capability.”
Since opening its doors in 1993, CPI Hotels has expanded across the Czech Republic and grown internationally through the addition of upscale properties located in the heart of some of Europe’s most prestigious cities. The chain now operates a total of 30 hotels across Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Russia, Italy and the Czech Republic.
Total Customized Revenue Management Launches Strategic Consulting Brand
Total Customized Revenue Management (TCRM) has launched ThinkUp Enterprises, a new consulting arm to guide its current and future hospitality clients in unearthing profitable opportunities and leading clients to sustainable growth. TCRM will work in partnership with ThinkUp Enterprises to deliver creative solutions through strategic consulting services, further enhancing its existing revenue management services.
“As TCRM has evolved, we have seen a need for more focus regarding in-depth strategic consulting services for not only our clients but the entire hospitality industry. While TCRM has offered ongoing consulting services, the creation of ThinkUp Enterprises enhances the opportunities with a specific dedication and focus that will operate separately from, but in partnership with, our existing revenue management services,” said Lily Mockerman, CEO of TCRM.
ThinkUp Enterprises will be led by Mockerman and Kathryn Baker, executive director of strategy at TCRM and principal at KBB consulting.
25Hours Hotel Company CEO to Receive Outstanding Contribution Award
25Hours Hotel Company’s co-Founder & CEO Christoph Hoffmann will be the recipient of the AHEAD Europe 2019 (the Awards for Hospitality Experience and Design) Outstanding Contribution Award. Hoffmann will receive the distinguished accolade later this month at an awards ceremony in London. Each year, this award recognizes celebrated industry figures and their contributions to the hotel industry. Previous recipients have included Ian Schrager of Edition Hotels, Barry Sternlict of Starwood Capital, Nick Jones of Soho House and Petter Stordalen of Strawberry.
Vision Fitness to Launch All-New Commercial Cardio Line
Vision Fitness, a leading provider of versatile, value-conscious fitness equipment, continues to innovate and strengthen its commercial cardio line with technology and features that promote an easy-to-use, intuitive exercise experience, according to the company.
The new commercial cardio line is built to withstand a variety of demanding environments and boasts a contemporary matte black finish, in addition to vivid, bright white LCD screens. The entire line was designed to elevate the visual appeal of a fitness facility with machines including T600 Treadmill, S70 Ascent Trainer, S60 Suspension Elliptical, R60 Recumbent Bike and U60 Upright Bike.
Tivoli Audio Introduces Revive Bluetooth Speaker
Tivoli Audio launched the Revive Bluetooth® Speaker with Wireless Charging Pad and Lamp. The simplifying solution helps clear up the clutter of cords and extra accessories on one’s nightstand or desk and can be streamed to from any Bluetooth-enabled device. Intended to enhance one’s home or hotel suite, Revive blends technology, furniture and art, and combines quality sound with a Qi wireless phone charger and LED lamp to provide versatility and performance in a compact design, according to the company.