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:
RingMD and ProVision Form Partnership
RingMD USA Inc. has partnered with ProVision Partners International to bring trusted telemedicine services to travelers across the globe by partnering with hotel establishments, cruise lines and other travel stakeholders.
RingMD is an advanced digital telemedicine platform designed to connect patients with medical doctors and wellness practitioners at the touch of a button. The multilingual platform and telemedicine services can be accessed via a laptop, smartphone or tablet across the globe. The company has ensured affordability for all travelers with the cost of the service as low as $2 per traveler per night paid at the time of booking.
The service that ProVision and RingMD are bringing to the travel industry leverages the same technology and infrastructure that has delivered virtual care to diverse countries over five continents with millions of consults on the platform to date. The platform supports brand customization, adapts to varying WiFi strength and can be adapted to meet changing surveillance and reporting requirements as well as best practices from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health authorities.
‘Ask Duetto’ Provides Access to Revenue Strategy Experts
Duetto has launched Ask Duetto, a complimentary revenue insights service powered by the company’s team of experienced hoteliers. Built to help executive teams validate strategic revenue decisions as they navigate the new normal, the Ask Duetto team will provide insightful guidance and recommendations to the top trending issues impacting the global hospitality industry.
To Ask Duetto, hoteliers simply enter their revenue question at ask.duettocloud.com or email the team on [email protected] Ask Duetto will provide a tailored response. Alternatively, hoteliers can view the catalog of Frequently Asked Questions on the Ask Duetto page or watch one of the video answers already provided by the Duetto team.
“Our team are experienced revenue strategists, many of whom have worked at some of the leading hotels in the world. Through Ask Duetto, hoteliers can tap into their global experience,” said David Woolenberg, CEO, Duetto. “At a time when revenue leaders are being asked to do more with less, hoteliers can use the Ask Duetto feature to validate strategies, or work on new ones, as they look for creative solutions to the challenges being faced by our industry today.”
The Ask Duetto service is open to both Duetto customers and non-customers.
Base4 Launches Construction College
Architecture, engineering and design firm Base4 has launched Stonepile Construction College, a new institution of higher education. The $1.3-trillion construction field currently lacks a robust team of leaders to innovate and build for tomorrow, according to the company. The shortage of skilled leaders in this industry is a national crisis. Yet, the field cannot attract enough bright leaders because the students of today want to go to college, leaving many of the typically technical trades lacking new leadership.
Stonepile provides three degree programs: Associate of Applied Science in Construction, Bachelor of Applied Science in Construction Management and Master of Applied Science in Prefabrication, Modular and Offsite Construction.
Just like Base4, Stonepile students enjoy an online and innovative experience, giving them marketable construction and leadership skills while earning an AAS, BAS, or MAS degree, according to the company.
LG Introduces Dozens of LED Signage Models
LG Business Solutions USA doubled down on its commitment to LED display technology with more than three dozen indoor and outdoor LED Signage models that are ideal for a diverse range of commercial applications including stores, restaurants, conference rooms, hotels, theaters, museums and more.
“LED Signage is the most impactful and cost-effective way for businesses and entities of all kinds to compellingly deliver messaging and content,” said Dan Smith, LG Business Solutions USA’s VP of business development. “Just as LCD and plasma televisions changed the game in their day by providing a larger, brighter, better-looking canvas to display messaging and marketing content, LED Signage is transforming how commercial venues think about their digital messaging and design today.”
The 46 models, which span LG’s 10 different LED Signage categories, will all be available this year, with 19 models shipping now. Featuring pixel pitches of 0.9mm to 16mm, the LG LED Signage models deliver high brightness capabilities; excellent off-axis viewing quality; lower power and physical infrastructure requirements; and 100,000-hour lifespans, according to the company.
According to Smith, LED Signage has many other advantages over traditional display solutions, including quiet operation, extended product lifespan and the ability to break out of the traditional 16:9 aspect ratio with custom displays built in virtually any size or shape.
Ohhy Ovation Introduces Hand-Sanitizing Station
Ohhy Ovation has developed a sanitizing station that can be mounted on the wall or placed in a floor stand for hotel managers to provide to customers seeking a solution for quick hand cleaning. The unit is designed to be placed at the guest check-in, hotel lobby, dining areas or other locations such as the bathroom or by elevators.
Key features of the unit include an interchangeable magnetic graphic on the front for the hotel logo or, with enough volume, an ad revenue option for the restaurants to potentially earn income; metal construction to withstand outdoor use; and a motion-activated sensor. The unit holds 1,000ml of sanitizer, and a refill service is offered to keep the unit running and filled up.