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HU Watercooler Talk ~ December 13, 2017
CapEx Paradise

The Nine Circles of CapEx Spreadsheet Hell, Part 2:
Finding CapEx Paradise

You wouldn’t consider using a spreadsheet to manage your contact list or manage your guestroom inventory; you probably use software applications specifically designed for each of those functions. CapEx planning and administration technologies are no different, needing its own system to provide for greater accuracy, reliability and efficiency. Thomas Riegelman explains how you can find
your own CapEx Planning Paradise in seven steps.


Accor Hotels: Travel Through Time

Over the years, décor and technology in hotel rooms have each changed significantly. Hotels in the past were very different: we've gone from paraffin lamps, basic radios and the very first coffee machines, to new technologies like free Wi-Fi and television on demand. Curious to discover what else has changed over the years? Check out Accor Hotels' timeline of the guestroom and what changes are to come.

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Advertising Influences Millennials to Buy More Often Than Baby Boomers​

Millennials are more likely to make purchases after seeing or hearing advertisements compared to Gen Xers, Baby Boomers and other older generations, according to a new survey from Clutch, a B2B ratings and reviews firm.

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EVS 2018

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Wireless Networks: What's Working and What's Not!

Hotel wireless network systems have come a long way since initial deployment in the 90's. In "Wireless Networks," Jeremy Rock details what to look for when searching for your next provider.


Read more news at www.hospitalityupgrade.com


SHR Infographic:
The Art of Selling to Three Generations

In an increasingly competitive hotel market, truly knowing and engaging your guests has never been more important, and that includes understanding their generation. But only one in five guests report being fully engaged. Learn how these low engagement numbers translate into a huge opportunity for hoteliers as SHR walks through understanding, reaching and converting more hotel guests from every generation in their newest infographic.



Featuring: Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing

Aptech Computer Systems, Inc.

“Aptech Computer Systems is an IBM Premier Business Partner that offers Execuvue web-enabled Business Intelligence, Targetvue Budgeting and Forecasting, and PVNG Enterprise Back Office systems."


Datavision Technologies, Inc.

“Datavision integrates information from all of a property’s key systems (PMS, POS, spa, golf, ski, GL, labor, etc.) and delivers actionable business intelligence at the user’s fingertips."


hospitalityPulse Inc.

"hospitalityPulse has developed a range of products that decrease operational costs, increase guest satisfaction and help hoteliers drive incremental revenues including roomPulse™, FIRE™, pulseBooker™, pulseQueue™ and pulseMobile™." 



“For nearly 30 years, PAS has been providing back office expertise to a global client base, including top hotel brands, management companies, REITs and casinos."


Consumer Electronic Show
January 9-12, 2018, Las Vegas, NV

For more information, visit www.ces.tech/

HSMAI Digital Marketing Strategy Conference
February 21, 2018, New York, NY

For more information, visit www.hsmai.org/

Hunter Hotel Conference
March 21-23, 2018, Atlanta, GA

For more information, visit www.hunterconference.com/

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