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 hotels

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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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We've Been Promised These Futuristic Space Hotels for 60 Years

GizModo VR

Will people actually be staying in space hotels by 2027? But there are plenty of skeptics that space hotels could become a reality for Americans who are still waiting on universal healthcare.

Fred Chesnais interview: On blockchain bets, Atari hotels, and shipping the VCS console

Venture Beast

Atari CEO Fred Chesnais has partnered with companies on cryptocurrencies, Atari hotels, and the VCS home console. Business Games Atari Atari Hotels category-/Games/Card Games console gaming cryptocurrency DeanBeat Reviews Previews and Interviews Fred Chesnais non-fungible tokens

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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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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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Welcome to Hotel Vaccine

GizModo VR

The hotel, a gaudy building in downtown Syracuse, New York, housed child stars and politicians in the decades after it opened in 1924. Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Carter stayed there, as did Charles Lindbergh, on tour to celebrate his trans-Atlantic flight.

Bill Gates’ Cascade Investment firm buying controlling stake in Four Seasons Hotels

GeekWire

Bill Gates’ Cascade Investment LLC is acquiring a controlling stake in Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts , the company announced Wednesday. Gates and Cascade first invested in Four Seasons in 1997 when the hotel was public. The Four Seasons in Seattle. Four Seasons Photo).

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Habbo X NFT-based hotel will debut later this year

Venture Beast

Sulake is diving into the metaverse with a plan to launch a new, fully integrated web 3 Habbo server, dubbed Habbo X Read More. Business GamesBeat PC Gaming category-/Online Communities/Virtual Worlds DeanBeat News Habbo NFTs

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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Russian cyber espionage group targeting hotel Wi-Fi

Computer Weekly

A Russian cyber espionage group is targeting hotel Wi-Fi networks to carry out malware infections and potentially steal credentials, researchers warn

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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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Hotel business intelligence platform OTA Insight nabs $80M

Venture Beast

OTA Insight, a market intelligence platform that gives hotels the data and analytics to increase their revenues, has raised $80 million. Read More. Big Data Cloud Enterprise Uncategorized VB Home Page category-/Business & Industrial funding daily funding weekly OTA Insight

Apple and Hyatt begin rolling out hotel keys in Apple Wallet

The Verge

Using a hotel key stored in Apple Wallet | Photo by Hyatt. Apple is partnering with Hyatt to give some hotel guests the ability to store their room keys in their Apple Wallets, as announced in a post on Hyatt’s newsroom.

Expedia Group unveils new tech platform for travel industry, and scoring system for hotels

GeekWire

The company also announced a new “guest experience score” for hotels that it says “will directly impact the search and sort factors that drive visibility in Expedia Group’s marketplace algorithm.”

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Disney launches it Galactic Starcruiser/Hotel the Halcyon next spring

TechSpot

Disney's long-awaited Star Wars hotel experience has a new name and grand opening window. Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, as it is called, makes its debut next Spring, according to a teaser Disney Parks posted Wednesday (below

Tilting Point acquires publishing rights for WhaleApp’s Hidden Hotel: Miami Mystery

Venture Beast

Tilting Point will become the exclusive publisher for Hidden Hotel: Miami Mystery while the developer WhaleApp focuses on updates. Read More.

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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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Even the Goddamn Star Wars Hotel Is Getting a Comic

GizModo VR

From the makers of Star Wars: The Theme Park: The Comic Book , now comes Star Wars: The Theme Park: The Hotel: The Comic Book ! Read more.

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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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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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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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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Disney's Ridiculous Star Wars Hotel Is Sold Out for 4 Months, Despite Ridiculousness

GizModo VR

“Who’d spend $6,000 to stay at Disney’s Star Wars hotel for and LARP for two nights?” we all asked , ready to be cut down by our hubris like Anakin Skywalker slicing his way through younglings. Turns out the answer is a lot of people. Read more.

Tourist Couple Apprehended by Dutch Police After Sneaking Out of Quarantine Hotel

GizModo VR

A married couple that had tested positive for COVID-19 was apprehended by Dutch police this weekend after they managed to sneak out of the local quarantine hotel.

Google's Nest Hub Is Making Its Way Into Your Hotel Room

GizModo VR

This summer, you might want to add “unplugging Google” after checking for bedbugs to the list of tasks to complete when you settle into a hotel room.

The Star Wars Hotel's Canonical Promotional Tour Joins the High Republic

GizModo VR

In the new canon, everyone will somehow be connected to the Halcyon, aka the Galactic Starcruiser, aka Walt Disney World’s ludicrously expensive hotel / Star Wars LARP zone.

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.

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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The Riveter reborn: Amy Nelson and Heather Carter to lead online community and hotel co-working network as co-CEOs

GeekWire

Carter left in 2021 to launch Coterie Works , a hotel co-working startup that The Riveter has acquired as the foundation for its new approach. Amy Sterner Nelson, left, and Heather Carter are co-CEOs of The Riveter.

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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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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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

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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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A Murderer Stalks Time Travelers in This First Look at Rob Hart's Sci-Fi Thriller The Paradox Hotel

GizModo VR

The Paradox Hotel —the latest from Rob Hart ( The Warehouse )— is described as “a locked-room murder mystery set at a hotel for time travelers ,” a premise that couldn’t be more intriguing.

Disney's $6,000 Star Wars Hotel Is Incredibly Immersive—But It Still Costs $6,000

GizModo VR

Would you pay $6,000 to pretend to be an inhabitant of the Star Wars universe for two days?

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

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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TikTok videos will soon show up at airports, hotels and restaurants

TechSpot

For those who aren't familiar with Atmosphere, it's a streaming TV service for businesses, providing customers with original and custom TV channels for their spaces.

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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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).

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