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Streamlining Technologies for Efficiency is Still a Challenge for Hotel Operators

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Hotel operators striving for efficiency often grapple with a myriad of challenges, particularly with integrating technologies into their operations seamlessly. This struggle stems from the historical sluggishness in adopting technological advancements, which has resulted in a disjointed array of solutions. But as hotels strive to enhance efficiency, reduce costs, and ensure staff buy-in amidst…

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Hotels Can Maintain Traditional Experiences, But Also Modernize By Leveraging App Services

App services are reshaping the hospitality landscape even as many hotels are slow to adopt it. But ensuring that hotels maintain a human touch while integrating easy-to-use apps into their service offerings is still very much a priority. There is a high demand for seamless guest experiences, but hoteliers have to come to terms…

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Hospitality Industry Can Ensure Quality AI Chatbot Experiences by Supplementing, Rather Than Replacing

AI continues to permeate the hospitality industry as they increasingly turn to AI chatbots to enhance customer service. However, this move towards digital assistants comes with its own set of challenges, particularly in maintaining the quality of interactions to ensure they meet brand standards and customer expectations. With the stakes high for customer satisfaction…

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Prioritizing Return on Investment in Hotel Investment and Decision-Making is Key to Staying Afloat

Return on investment (ROI) remains the principal compass in the hospitality industry and in guiding new investments for hotel owners and operators. As costs escalate within the increasingly competitive environment, the focus on maximizing returns is crucial. As businesses grapple with economic uncertainties and shifts in consumer behavior, the spotlight turns to investments that…

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A Notable Shift in the Extended Stay Hotels Market is Poised to See More Growth with A Few Key Changes

How can hotels adapt to the evolving demands of guests who seek more than just basic amenities during extended stays?  While the hotel industry saw economic downturns in 2020 and 2021, many brands today are adapting to market changes in the extended-stay hotel segment. This segment, which also saw a decline, particularly saw a…

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Hotel Revenue in California Rides a Rollercoaster Due to Decreased Travel, Strikes, Other Factors

There’s a myriad of economic activities that contribute to the prosperity, hotels, and tourism in California, which subsequently support the Golden State. Although the state is successful in other industries, its hospitality sector offers a snapshot of how diverse influences, from currency valuation to labor shortages, play out in a microcosm. The pandemic lockdowns…

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Equitably Paying Hospitality Workers Through a Merit-Based System Can Increase Hotel Profits

The secret to success in the highly competitive world that hospitality workers command, goes beyond luxurious amenities and stellar service—it often lies within the satisfaction of the workforce. As waves of hotel strikes continue to spread, hotel management must implement strategic benefits for their employees, such as pay increases and creating opportunities to showcase…

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Applied Digital is Scaling Up Infrastructure to Handle Growing GPU Deployment Needs
May 20, 2024

During a transformative period, Applied Digital experienced a significant increase in demand for large-scale GPU deployment. This demand required a focus on power density, as the networking within data centers, particularly for InfiniBand, necessitated that servers be located close together. Each server consumed 10.2 kilowatts of power, and the optimal performance was achieved when…

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Applied Digital is Revolutionizing High Performance Computing by Locating Facilities at Unique Power Sources
May 20, 2024

Applied Digital optimizes high-performance computing by leveraging unique power sources, and locating facilities at the source of power rather than in traditional cloud regions. This approach is particularly suited for AI workloads, which do not require ultra-low latency like video streaming. By targeting areas with abundant but underutilized power, known as “stranded power,” the…

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Experts Talk K-12 EdTech Leadership Priorities
K-12 EdTech Leadership Needs a Bigger Seat at the Table to Overcome Cybersecurity, Staffing, Professional Development Challenges
May 20, 2024

As we navigate the evolving landscape of K-12 education, the role of technology, as well as K-12 edtech leadership has never been more pivotal. Especially in the era of K-12 education post-pandemic, how has this influx of technology solutions for everything from curriculum management, to hybrid learning, to quiz gamification, to AI-supported learning, impacted…

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Energy Reporting for Utilities & Businesses Isn’t Just for Transparency. It’s for Energy & Cost Savings, Too.
May 20, 2024

As cities and states increasingly implement energy benchmarking, disclosure, and transparency mandates, utilities and businesses find themselves navigating a complex landscape of compliance and opportunity. The rise of building performance standards, such as New York’s Local Law 97, Boston’s Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO), and Denver’s Energize Denver, underscores the urgency for detailed…

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Building Relationships, Exceeding Expectations: Meet the Powerhouse Duo of B2B Hospitality
June 27, 2023

Introducing Leslie Tillem and Curtis Parris: The Powerhouse Duo Shaking Up the B2B Hospitality World Leslie Tillem and Curtis Parris bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the table, making them the perfect duo to discuss the top trends in B2B hospitality. In a recent interview, Leslie and Curtis delved into their experiences…

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Virdee Wins Big at the 2023 AAHOA Tech Pitch Competition
April 21, 2023

AAHOA, the nation’s largest hotel owner’s association, wrapped its most successful annual convention yet. AAHOACON 23, which unfolded in Los Angeles from April 11-14 of this year, had a ton of innovation showcased, and the excitement ramped up at their annual AAHOA Tech Pitch Competition. A panel of five judges well-versed in technology and…

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Travelers Seek EV Charging at Hotels and Resorts. Is It Time for Hoteliers to Invest in Infrastructure?
March 7, 2023

How are hotels and resorts responding to the adoption of EVs, which hit roughly 10% of the global market in 2022? There is a lot of opportunity for the hospitality industry to increase EV charging at hotels and resorts, and give travelers another reason to seek their establishment out over the competition. Business and…

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Supplement or Replacement? How Robotic Technology Should Help Solve the Hospitality Labor Shortage
February 7, 2023

The COVID-19 pandemic hit the hospitality industry hard, especially in the early stages of the crisis. While leisure and business travel is back, and America’s hotels are filling up again, another problem is making it challenging to keep the industry up and running—a hospitality labor shortage. The American Hotel & Lodging Association’s (AHLA) CEO…

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Why Hotels Should Learn to Love Robot Technology
February 7, 2023

The guest experience is getting upgraded at many hotels today thanks to innovative robot technology. Aloft Hotels first introduced the world’s first robotic concierge in the early 2000s, and in 2014, they brought Botlr, a robot butler service, to the team. These AI enhancements increased the guest experience through shorter wait times for room…

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Hotel Rates Prepare to Drop as Cold Shoulder Season Approaches
December 7, 2022

With the holiday season here, travel is a given, with predicted high travel numbers over the course of the season. However, amidst a huge travel period, hotels are reaching cold shoulder season and lowering their prices for a lack of occupancy. The weekends before Christmas and after New Year’s, many hotels have stated that they…

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Consumers Seek More Value from Travel and Hospitality
December 2, 2022

A recent report from PwC suggests that revenue for hotels will continue to go up over the coming months. This is great news for hoteliers who survived the 2020 pandemic and are looking to recoup costs. What’s more, studies also suggest that customers are happy to pay for these increased prices, even at inflated rates….

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Leisure Travel Will Drive Hotel Growth for 2023
November 29, 2022

Business Travel News recently reported on PwC’s Hospitality Directions report, indicating a reduced 2023 travel forecast. PwC largely sites economic uncertainty for the revised projections, arguing that strengthening economic headwinds will translate to consumers opting to save travel funds that they might otherwise invest in hotels for vacations in late Q4 and Q1’23. That…

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Are Hotel-to-Apartment Adaptive Reuse Conversions Worth the Investment?
October 7, 2022

The need for affordable housing, especially in major cities, is a constant challenge for tenants, an often-nebulous investment for developers, and a point of contention for city officials. A recent trend meant to fill this void and buoy development costs is getting mixed results, and its being attempted by several metros: Converting unused and underused…

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