Robots Running Hotels

CTOvision

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 (dailymail.co.uk). Japanese equips hotel with dinobots to greet foreigners (vr-zone.com). Hotel in Japan Run Almost Entirely By Robots Which Includes a Front Desk Raptor and an Android Bellhop (retailhellunderground.com). Japan's robot hotel is for you (pcworld.com).

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Google highlights hotels that cater to COVID-19 responders

Venture Beast

Google is introducing a new feature that shows which hotels have special rates and policies for frontline workers dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. Business Commerce Entrepreneur Marketing Mobile category-/Travel/Hotels & Accommodations Covid-19 Google google maps hotelsRead More.

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FBI: Hotel Wi-Fi is not safe

Tech Republic Security

While hotel Wi-Fi is convenient, security is not the priority, federal government says

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Leaked Details of 142 Million MGM Hotel Guests Found for Sale on Dark Web

CTOvision

Researchers have found 142 million personal details from former guests at the MGM Resorts hotels for sale on the Dark Web, evidence that a data leak from the hotel chain […].

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Wi-Fi security: FBI warns of risks of using wireless hotel networks

Tech Republic Security

Wi-Fi networks in hotels typically favor guest convenience over strong security practices, says the FBI

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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

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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

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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

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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

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66% of hotels and hospitality enterprises considering SaaS models in COVID-19 response

Tech Republic Cloud

According to a new survey, 38% of IT leaders plan to increase their investment in cloud-based networking

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IoT Hotel Room of the Future

IT Toolbox

Frost & Sullivan recently predicted that, “…every person globally will be impacted by IoT; its emergence will disrupt traditional business models across every industry.” ” Thanks to IP-based communications and the adoption of mobile VoIP technologies, we are more connected than ever. Now we are being connected to our devices and appliances – from smart TVs, to our connected

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5 Ways ERP Streamlines Hotel and Resort Operations

IT Toolbox

The many moving parts of hotels and resorts must work in sync every day to ensure that the business operates at its optimum level. In the hospitality industry, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is a vital tool for ensuring the best possible experience for guests. The hospitality industry has a specific focus: Offer guests the best services possible. This task can be complicated

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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

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Amerimar and Newby’s Carrier Hotel Venture Gets a Name

Data Center Knowledge

With four carrier hotels under its belt, Netrality Properties eyeing Houston as next stop Read More. colocation Connectivity Peering

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MGM Hotel breach highlights need for sophisticated cloud security

Tech Republic Security

Cybercriminals posted the information of more than 10 million customers on a hacker forum a year after the initial attack on a cloud server

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Hotel Chains Demonstrate Common B2B eCommerce Website Blunders

Forrester's Customer Insights

Why do hotel web sites fail to support business travellers' customer journeys, in both the digital and physical sense? age of the customer application development & delivery B2B ecommerce offshore services travel & leisure web development b2b ecommerce hotel travel valueB2B eCommerce sites should help business shoppers balance price with value, which is a nuanced combination of many factors, not a series of binary choices.

How big data analytics help hotels gain customers' loyalty

Tech Republic Big Data

Find out how analytics offers insights to hotels that want to determine which amenities are mostly likely to attract and delight customers

Vacancy: Hotels are using this time to rethink tech infrastructure

Tech Republic Cloud

The hospitality industry is in dire straits due to the coronavirus lockdown. Rather than waiting idly on the sidelines, some companies are using this time to retool

Turnkey VoIP solution for hotel sector hits the market

IT Toolbox

In addition, this week it is launching a specialist VoIP division for the hotel industry, Phonesuite DIRECT. PhoneSuite, which specializes in telecoms solutions for the US hospitality industry, has introduced a new VoIP PBX offering, Managed VOICE. PhoneSuite DIRECT will target hoteliers looking to buy and install VoIP platforms on a factory-direct basis, offering its clients

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Part apartment, part hotel, Sonder moves into Seattle with its tech-enabled hospitality option

GeekWire

The San Francisco-based startup, which is part hotel and part apartment-style vacation rental, is now offering units at Solis , a modern development located at 1300 E. A Sonder unit in Solis, a building in Seattle’s Capitol Hill. Sonder Photo).

UAE hotel upgrades wireless network and internet connectivity

Computer Weekly

Beach resort completes major project to revamp its wireless infrastructure with TP-Link technologies

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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

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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. Featured

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Details of over 142 million MGM hotel guests discovered on dark web

TechSpot

million people who stayed at MGM Resorts hotels had been published on a hacking forum. Back in February, it was reported that the personal details of more than 10.6 But it’s been discovered that the actual figure is much higher after an ad appeared on the dark web offering details

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.

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

CTOvision

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? My recommendation is to look for events that have a good mix of thought leaders from a variety of organizations and sectors of the economy, since that is an indicator that there will be a good sharing of lessons learned.

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

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Take a look inside this eco-friendly shipping container hotel — Future Blink

Mashable VR

The Geneseo Inn uses repurposed shipping containers to create a luxury hotel experience. Read more. More about Tech , Travel , Mashable Video , Eco Friendly , and Future Blink. Tech Travel Mashable Video Eco Friendly Future Blink

Stardust Social Casino is a bet on enticing players with Las Vegas history

Venture Beast

Business Games Mobile Social Blake Rampmaier Boyd Gaming category-/Games/Card Games/Poker & Casino Games DeanBeat News Mobile gaming real-money gambling social casino games Stardust Hotel Stardust Resort and Casino Stardust Social Casino

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.

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.

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

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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."

Hotel hackers hijack data of 124K customers

IT Manager Daily

Guests who stayed at any Prince Hotel location from May to August 2017 could be affected, specifically those who booked rooms through the company’s foreign language website. The post Hotel hackers hijack data of 124K customers appeared first on IT Manager Daily. Business travel may have just gotten a bit more complicated. Hackers exploited a flaw in a FastBooking server to plant malware and steal personal information from 124,963 customers.

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

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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.

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

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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

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10 Good Boy Monsters From TV and Movies

GizModo VR

You don’t have to be a traditional pupper to be a Good Boy. These monsters , undead creatures, and otherworldly forces have some of the biggest hearts out there—along with the most rub-able tummies. Read more.

Marriott says 5.2 million guest records were stolen in another data breach

CTOvision

The hotel giant said Tuesday it discovered in late February the breach of an unspecified property system at a franchise hotel. The hackers obtained the login details of two employees, a hotel statement said, and […]. Marriott has confirmed a second data breach in three years — this time involving the personal information on 5.2 million guests.

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Please enjoy 'Normal People' star Paul Mescal drunk dancing through a hotel

Mashable VR

Bet you didn't think you'd wake up to a video of Normal People 's Paul Mescal thrusting his crotch at the camera in a bout of drunken dancing. Well, here you are, and welcome to this new Rolling Stones music video, which is titled "Scarlet" but should really be called "Paul.".

Digital Realty Sells Key Midwest Carrier Hotel to Netrality

Data Center Knowledge

Two St. Louis buildings part of four-property portfolio sold for $114.5 million Read More. 365 Data Centers Colocation Connectivity Data Center Strategies Deals Digital Realty Featured Peering Site Selection St. Louis Washington DC Area

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Make your bed feel like a hotel bed with these sitewide sales

Mashable Tech

A lot of us would probably give a limb to just sleep in a hotel bed at this point. Sweet, sweet, crispy, fluffy hotel bed. TL;DR: Brooklyn Bedding is having a 25% off sitewide sale and Brooklinen is having a 10% off sitewide sale — a discount the latter usually only gives to first-time customers. Traveling is likely the thing that we (as a society who are stuck at home) miss the most. SEE ALSO: Casper Pillow review: A down-like, bouncy fluff for combo sleepers.