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:
Bartech Unveils BarTouch Cloud
Bartech, a Las Vegas-based provider of automatic, profit-generating minibar solutions for the global hospitality industry, has launched BarTouch Cloud, an advanced manual minibar management solution. With guests expected to remain socially distanced and with properties limiting the presence of non-essential staff for the foreseeable future, BarTouch Cloud ensures that hoteliers can continue to seamlessly meet guest needs within the safety of their guestrooms by converting the presence of manual minibars into efficient, responsive and profitable F&B operations.
BarTouch Cloud ensures that hotels with manual minibars can seamlessly adapt to this growing expectation by providing hotel staff with the ability to track inventory levels and issue restock requests using any smart device. Through its integration with a hotel’s PMS, BarTouch Cloud can also guarantee that purchases are effortlessly billed to a guest’s folio to ensure that all revenues are captured, while eliminating additional trips by staff to guestrooms that may pose an increased risk of contamination for both guests and staff.
Prince Organization Honored by Orange County Biz Journal
Los Angeles-based hospitality, real estate development and lifestyle company Prince Organization was named on the list of the fastest growing private companies in Orange County, CA, for 2020 by the Orange County Business Journal.
In order to be considered for the list, a company must be headquartered in Orange County and have at least $1 million in revenue for the 12 months through June 2018. The list was also ranked by revenue growth, as measured by sales for the 12 months through June 2018 compared to sales for the 12 months through June 2020. The list also will appear in Orange County Business Journal’s annual 2021 Book of Lists, a key resource for executives and businesspeople.
“Business is changing,” said Sunil Tolani, CEO of Prince Organization. “A powerful mix of forces—employee activism, enhanced media transparency, government gridlock, and proliferating global problems such as the COVID-19 pandemic, rising inequality, and climate change—have led us to recognize that a focus on profit is not enough. Purpose beyond profit has become a necessary ingredient for exceptional business success for our company over 13 years.”
He continued, “The pandemic actually brought a purpose to our employees with a sense of energy, ambition, desire, pride and accomplishment. The impact that can have, and the power that has more broadly on our organization, can’t be understated, and we had never seen such a level of excitement and pride on the part of our employees.”
Sevan Welcomes New SVP, Promotes Three Executives
Aaron Reisinger has joined Sevan Multi-Site Solutions, Inc. as SVP of operations and will focus on the company’s Government sector.
Reisinger retired from 26 years in the Army leading cross-functional teams delivering over 200 complex construction projects to clients domestically and internationally. He was most recently the commander of the Chicago District, United States Army Corps of Engineers. He led a $250 million program including a massive COVID-19 response building alternate care facilities; completed a $670 million flood risk management project in Chicago; and constructed a $300 million Asian Carp electric barrier protecting the Great Lakes.
Sevan has also promoted three team members. Chris Galazka is now SVP of the People Solutions team; while Shiron Olson and Bradd Weddell have both moved up to VP of operations.
Saranac Waterfront Lodge Opens with IDeaS G3 RMS
IDeaS, a SAS company, a leading provider of hotel revenue management software and services, has implemented IDeaS G3 Revenue Management System (RMS) at the just-opened Saranac Waterfront Lodge, a modern, eco-lux destination hotel in New York’s iconic Adirondack region.
Skyward Hospitality, owned by renowned hospitality entrepreneur Lee Pillsbury, opened its first hotel property with Saranac Waterfront Lodge and has selected IDeaS as its revenue technology partner for scalable growth. IDeaS’ forward-looking roadmap focused on total profit optimization was a key factor in the decision, along with IDeaS providing an advanced revenue-optimization solution to maximize every reservation with the best data-driven intelligence available; a group evaluation tool that enables quick and collaborative event-business decisions; and fast data insights to enable agility and profitability in the popular Adirondack tourism region.
Westgate Resorts to Hire 500+ Seasonal Team Members
Westgate Resorts will hire more than 500 seasonal team members in various departments across the company. Positions are available throughout resort operations and housekeeping, as well as support center areas throughout the company’s corporate offices and resorts in the Central Florida area.
This past May, Westgate Resorts launched its health and safety program, WestgateCares. The program is an all-encompassing strategy on how the company has safely reopened its resorts, hotels, restaurants, retail outlets, spas, casinos and other amenities.