INTERNATIONAL 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:
React Mobile Updates BLE Beacon
Panic button solutions provider React Mobile has released an updated proprietary beacon designed to deliver precise, up-to-the-minute location information within a multistory building. The square, white, contemporary beacon houses a larger battery, expanding its life from three to seven years or longer, far exceeding standard Bluetooth beacon devices, the company reports. In addition, the devices have a lower price structure—nearly half the cost of any competitive solution on the market, according to the company.
The React beacon runs on firmware developed internally by the company’s chief technology officer, Zach Ryan, who built it to address longevity, manufacturability, reliability and firmware control. This device is capable of advertising at 0 dBm, which yields the range of room level accuracy of approximately 100 feet, and it consists of an ABS housing and PCBA mounted into an internal structure.
Vegas’ First Adults-Only Resort Chooses Intelity
Intelity will provide Circa Resort & Casino, Las Vegas’ first adults-only resort set to open in October, with mobile check-in and mobile key, and will also deploy a fleet of 10-in. luxury tablets that will enable contactless service and give guests digital control over their stays.
The resort will also be able to customize messaging and promotions for special events and groups and connect the hotel with the casino floor and the sportsbook, driving both revenue and satisfaction, according to the company. And, as health concerns remain in play, the communication and contactless capabilities offered by the Intelity platform will enable an effective safety strategy to protect guests and staff.
Pullman Hotel in China Partners with Visore Lab
Pullman Shanghai Skyway in China is now partnering with Paris-based creative tech company Visore Lab to bring luxury fashion and featured hotel services to its guests through Visore X, a customized digital experience platform.
Visore X gives guests exclusive, contactless access to fashion editorials, cultural activities and hotel services through custom content created in collaboration with the property. This allows hotels to boost productivity while increasing guest satisfaction.
The 329-room property has placed Visore X custom QR codes around the hotel’s hot spots, granting guests access to the collaborative digital experience.
eRevMax Integrates With Airbnb
Hotel technology firm eRevMax has completed advanced two-way XML integration with Airbnb. The work will facilitate accommodation providers including small boutique hotels, bed & breakfast providers and serviced apartments that use RateTiger or LiveOS solutions and meet Airbnb’s hospitality standards to list their properties on the platform.
The integration, developed in close collaboration between the two companies, will now make it possible for hotels to update rate and availability as well as receive reservations generated on the channel directly into their system in real time.
Lighthouse Cove Resort Partners With HIS
Hotel Internet Services (HIS) has implemented a state-of-the-art WiFi network upgrade at the Lighthouse Cove Resort, an oceanfront timeshare property located in Pompano Beach, FL. By ensuring that each guest can now also receive a fast and seamless WiFi connection for their devices, the property is further able to guarantee high satisfaction rates and an uninterrupted resort stay experience, the company reports.
The resort partnered with HIS due to its industry-specific expertise and ability to provide a working strategy for each network issue. This included utilizing the latest in Ruckus access point technology, with access point devices placed within strategic areas to ensure a strong and consistent WiFi signal throughout all areas of the resort. Since the upgrade, resort personnel are able to report a consistent level of at least 500 Mbps in bandwidth around the property, with accounts of guests experiencing connectivity issues now virtually nonexistent.