Robots Running Hotels


The first hotel to be completely run by robots opened Friday, July 17th in Japan. The Weird Hotel in Japan where the front desk is staffed by ROBOTS opens ( Japanese equips hotel with dinobots to greet foreigners (

Ransomware locked hotel out of its electronic key lock system

Network World

A 4-star hotel in the Austrian Alps, the Romantik Seehotel Jaegerwirt , admitted to bowing to extortion after ransomware locked up the computer running the hotel’s electronic key lock system. This was not the first time that cyber thugs attacked the hotel. During one of the attacks, the hackers reportedly left a backdoor into the system. The third attack occurred during the opening weekend of the winter season.

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Gulf-based Rotana Hotels centralises IT security

Computer Weekly

Hotel group implements centralised security management to proactively protect endpoints and achieve accurate security information

PoS malware attacks highlights need for security standards in hotel industry

Computer Weekly

Ongoing data breaches through point of sale malware highlights the need for security standards and central support for franchisees in the hotel industry, say security experts

How InterContinental Hotels connects with real-time marketing

Computer Weekly

InterContinental Hotel Group’s European marketing manager, Charlie Aspey, tells Computer Weekly how the firm has deployed dynamic email marketing across all its hotel brands

Telx to Add Capacity in Key New York Carrier Hotels

Data Center Knowledge

CEO says pent-up demand for well-connected space on island means time is right Read More. colocation Featured New York Telx

This tiny device can infect point-of-sale systems and unlock hotel rooms

Network World

Millions of point-of-sale systems and hotel room locks can be hacked by temporarily placing a small, inexpensive device several inches away from their card readers. The device, due to be presented Sunday at the DEF CON conference in Las Vegas, is the creation of Weston Hecker, a senior security engineer at Rapid7. It was inspired by MagSpoof, another device created last year by security researcher Samy Kamkar.

Amerimar and Newby Going Shopping for Carrier Hotels

Data Center Knowledge

Amerimar Enterprises has acquired a data center hub in Chicago, and will own and operate it along with telecom industry veteran Hunter Newby, but this is only the beginning Read More. Chicago Connectivity Featured

Hotel booking site Trivago powers collaboration with Dropbox

Computer Weekly

A Slack group and a workshop day helped Trivago deploy Dropbox for Business to 1300 users

Omni Hotels was hit by point-of-sale malware

Network World

Omni Hotels & Resorts has reported that point-of-sale systems at some of its properties were hit by malware targeting payment card information. The attack on the systems of the luxury hotel chain follows similar breaches of point-of-sale systems at various hotels and retailers like Hyatt Hotels, Target, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and Hilton Worldwide Holdings.

Digital Transformation Europe Forum 2016: Q&A With Fergus Boyd, VP, Digital And IT, Yotel

Forrester IT

Fergus is responsible for this start-up affordable luxury hotel brand's digital strategy and services (web, mobile, social), IT innovation, and all back-end and guest-facing technology. How does Yotel use digital (web, mobile, social) to differentiate itself as a startup hotel brand? Hotels. Digital Transformation Europe Hotels Technology Management Technology Management forum

Trump hotel chain fined over data breaches

Network World

Trump Hotel Collection has arrived at a settlement with New York Attorney General Eric T. The hotel chain, one of the businesses of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, has agreed to pay US$50,000 in penalties and promised to take measures to beef up its data security practices, according to the attorney general’s office. The chain is one of many hotels and retailers that have been hit recently by malware that skimmed payment card information.

Kimpton Hotels is investigating a possible payment card breach

Network World

Kimpton Hotels, operator of boutique hotels across the U.S., If confirmed, it would become the latest in a string of successful attacks on hotel chain operators in the last year. is investigating reports of a possible payment card data breach. The San Francisco-based company said it was "recently made aware of a report of unauthorized charges occurring on cards that were previously used legitimately at Kimpton properties."

InterContinental Hotel Group reveals extent of malware attack

Computer Weekly

Hotel group InterContinental (IHG) reveals that malware attempting to glean payment card details sat undetected on its network in the US for three months

Amazon bets big on Las Vegas, rolling out nearly 5,000 Echo units to hotel rooms

Tech Republic Cloud

Wynn Las Vegas is deploying Amazon Echo in its guest rooms. Initial features will include lighting and temperature control and eventually personal concierge functions will be added

Symantec Government Symposium 11 March 2014 at the Renaissance Hotel Washington DC


By Bob Gourley DC seems to have a cyber security related event every week. No kidding. You have to pick and chose and only go to the best or you will never get any work done. How do you pick the right events?

Newby’s Netrality Buys 25-Story Houston Data Center and Carrier Hotel

Data Center Knowledge

Building strategically important because of carrier density, proximity to Gulf of Mexico and Mexico Read More. colocation Connectivity Deals Houston

New Owners for Philadelphia Carrier Hotel at 401 North Broad

Data Center Knowledge

Amerimar Enterprises and Abrams Capital have acquired 401 North Broad Street, the major data center and carrier hotel in Philadelphia, and will partner with telecom industry veteran Hunter Newby to operate the property.

Partners Pushing Data Center Space at Large Jersey Carrier Hotel

Data Center Knowledge

LeFrak, Hidalgo, Atlas to provide space, managed services at 111 Town Square Place in Jersey City. Read More. colocation New York

HEI Hotels reports point-of-sale terminals breach

Network World

HEI Hotels & Resorts has reported a possible compromise of payment card information at its point-of-sale terminals, the latest in a string of attacks on such systems at hotels, hospitals and retailers. The compromise may have possibly affected the personal information of some hotel customers who made payment card purchases at point-of-sale terminals, such as food and beverage outlets, at certain HEI managed properties.

Lisbon Bound: NATO Network Enabled Capability Conference 2013

Cloud Musings

This week I will have the honor of attending the 2013 NNEC Conference at the Corinthia Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal. Cloud Musings by Kevin L. Jackson. Personal comments and insight on cloud computing related technologies and their use in the public sector to support net-centric operations. Pages. Cloud Musings on Forbes. NJVC Cloud Computing. GovCloud Daily. GovCloud Presentations. GovCloud on Facebook. Get "Cloud Musings" by RSS. Posts. Posts. Comments. Comments. Sunday, April 21, 2013.

GI Partners Buys LA Telecom Hub One Wilshire » Data Center.

Data Center Knowledge

Private equity firm GI Partners has acquired One Wilshire, the leading carrier hotel in Los Angeles and one of the most wired buildings in the world, the company confirmed this week. About DCK. Advertise. Subscribe. Events. Los Angeles. GI Partners Buys LA Telecom Hub One Wilshire.

First Wholesale Data Center Suite Opens at Dallas Infomart

Data Center Knowledge

Suite at major southern carrier hotel likely to be appealing to service providers Read More. colocation Dallas

Keezel's wireless device protects hotel Wi-Fi , home IoT connections

Network World

In cryptography, the "man in the middle" is usually an attacker -- but when Keezel wants to get between you and the Wi-Fi connection in your hotel or your home, it's for your own good. One problem Keezel aims to solve is that hotel and other public Wi-Fi services are often unencrypted, leaving your data wide open to eavesdropping by others in the area.

Telx Completes Expansion in Two NYC Carrier Hotels

Data Center Knowledge

Adds space at 60 Hudson and 32 Avenue of the Americas Read More. colocation New York Telx

Foto Friday – Another of the Broadmoor Hotel

Eric D. Brown

This is another capture of hte main buildings at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs CO after a storm passed through. Captured with Canon 7D and Canon 17-40 L. See more photos in my flickr photostream and/or my Zenfolio portfolio (where you can buy images).

Newly Formed Dark Fiber Provider Enters New York Market

Data Center Knowledge

Axiom Fiber’s initial network will connect major NYC carrier hotels Read More. Connectivity New York

Markley Raises $240M to Finance Data Center Expansion

Data Center Knowledge

Owner of major New England carrier hotel exploring other data center markets Read More. Boston colocation Deals

Internap’s Earnings Show Continued Shift to Hybrid Services

Data Center Knowledge

Momentous year saw company complete move from NYC carrier hotel to its own New Jersey data center and test performance of recently acquired iWeb Read More. colocation Internap

McHugh Resumes Plan to Build Downtown Chicago Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

After scrapping original data center plans in favor of a hotel, the developer resurrects original plan in a different, but nearby, location. Read More. Chicago

Marriott Hotels offers virtual site tours

Computer Weekly

Hotel chain has enlisted London mobility startup GoInStore to offer visitors to its website virtual facility tours

Cloud Musings by Kevin L. Jackson: Bahrain International.

Cloud Musings

I am honored to announce that I will be a speaker at the Bahrain International eGovernment Forum , April 8-10, 2013, being held at the Ritz-Carlton Bahrain Hotel and Spa, in Manama, Bahrain. Cloud Musings by Kevin L. Jackson.

Digital Realty Expands Atlanta Data Center Space

Data Center Knowledge

New downtown site about half a mile away from major carrier hotel at 56 Marietta Read More. Atlanta Colocation Digital Realty