Now two mobile devices can be charged simultaneously and in a convenient location for your guests, with the new Integrated USB Charging Socket from Focus SB. The socket is available in most of Focus SB’s stylish ranges and finishes, so it can be matched in with other electrical plates for a comprehensive look throughout your interiors. It has a fast charge rate and uniquely, amperage is not shared between sockets, ensuring that two devices charge quickly and efficiently.
Web address: www.focus-sb.co.uk
Guestline’s WebSuite digital marketing solutions include a full design and development of a hotel’s website along with a fully integrated online booking engine, and aims to increase revenue by driving direct bookings and reducing OTA commission costs. The company can supply a digital package designed to make your hotel stand out and increase the conversion rate of browsers into bookers. Guestline can provide an end-to-end solution enabling the online booking engine to fully integrate with the Guestline cloud-hosted property management and channel distribution systems helping clients achieve maximum occupancy at the most profitable rate. Having designed and developed over 50 hotel websites, Guestline has a proven track record of maximising a hotel’s online presence. WebSuite services include website design, customised online booking engines, editable CMS, email campaigner, blogs and training.
Web address: www.guestline.com
InstaSupply is about working smarter, not harder. Automating operations through technology is the single biggest benefit to business development. Turning finance processes paperless, eliminating manual data entry and providing transparency on purchases across the business are key requirements to staying competitive in today’s marketplace. Working across procurement, finance and operations teams, InstaSupply is an online tool that allows hotels to automate tasks like purchase orders, approvals, invoices and location management. InstaSupply processes all invoices, tracks purchases and budgets across locations and manages all supplier relationships. It can be used across the business to help boost transparency, efficiency and productivity. By shining a light on purchases across the business, spend is controlled and customer facing staff can fully focus on their main task - a positive customer experience.
Web address: Instasupply.com
Monika’s PathFinder uses the very latest technology and a secure ZigBee wireless messing network to remotely monitor and log temperature data continuously around the clock, providing audible alerts or warning escalation to achieve a fast reaction should food storage equipment fall outside a pre-defined range. Instantly analysed, the system uses a simple, colour-coded computer dashboard to demonstrate the condition of stock 24-hours a day, helping to avoid the impact on customers and management costs associated with an outbreak of a food-borne illness. The system also delivers real savings, week in, week out through greater labour efficiencies, improved stock management and reduced wastage.
Web address: www.monika.com
roomMaster hotel management software from NFS offers everything you need to run your hotel efficiently – in one affordable package. From guest check in, to housekeeping, to drinks and meals, to checkout and billing, roomMaster with integrated EPOS gives your guests a great experience – and you can access it from any web browser thanks to iQ-Anywhere.
Coupled with extensive management reporting and marketing features, and backed up by 24/7 techical support, roomMaster is used by over 6,000 hotels to manage and grow their business. “We can’t fault roomMaster – we’re completely reliant on it now, and very happy,” says existing customer, Ellie Hogston, reservations manager, The Mercer Collection of hotels.
Web address: www.nfs-hospitality.com
David Cole, sales director, Perrin & Rowe says: “A mini Instant Hot Tap will eliminate the need for a separate filtered water source, as well as an outdated kettle! Temperature can quickly be adjusted at the press of a button to deliver water at a lower temperature to suit your customers’ own personal tastes. For example, 85°C is ideal for making a green and fruit tea and this can be set very easily with our state-of-the-art, digital touch screen display on the tank. Expressly making hot drinks and providing filtered water in an instant, mini hot taps are of great advantage, especially in a high-tech suite that requires the latest technologies available. Web address: www.perrinandrowe.co.uk
Slim, stylish and energy efficient, Sony’s Bravia Professional 4K displays bring the eye catching depth and resolution of 4K into your hotel. The displays are ideal for corporate presentations, digital signage and video conferencing, where images are four times the resolution of HD and thus help to create more engaging presentations. Integration is simple, with flexible mounting and versatile control options. Hotel Professional Mode allows customisation and storage of advanced display settings.
Web address: www.sony.co.uk/pro/products/professional-displays-4k-bravia
Aquavision are the originators of in-wall and waterproof televisions. Michelle Ford, business development manager says: “We pioneered in wall and waterproof televisions back in 1997 before the dot com boom. We have driven innovative television technology at the long tail of the market for almost two decades. The past five years have seen the biggest shift in the advanced quality of screens and, most curiously, changed behaviour in how people watch television. The hotels that embrace technology will understand that facilitating ‘BYOD’ (Bring Your Own Device) and ‘BYOC’ (Bring Your Own Content) can be the difference between a guest staying once and never returning or repeat stays, endorsing the hotel brand and sharing their experience. Aquavision’s IPTV compatible solution enables guest’s to enjoy an interactive enhanced experience with the hotel’s head-end and watch personal content on demand. With Aquavision televisions, viewing is not restricted to the guestroom, and can also be installed in wet zones.”
Web address: www.aquavision.tv/
Canvas is an artistically-inspired portable Bluetooth speaker which fuses quality acoustics with contemporary design. Inspired by historic art, Canvas comes in a variety of pastel colours each named after a European art movement including Impressionism, Romanticism, Classicism and Rococo. Each Canvas is encased in woven fabric and its minimalist design means it can work in any hotel room layout or design. As Canvas is Bluetooth compatible, guests are able to listen to their favourite album or podcast from their device, allowing them to personalise their experience further.
Web address: en.emie.com/canvas-bluetooth-wireless-speaker
Checkit’s Work Management solution changes the way hoteliers manage food, hygiene and facilities tasks. Unreliable paper-based records are replaced with a centralised, interactive cloud-based system where processes and procedures are digitally recorded on a hand-held Memo device. Automated schedules of interactive checklists prompt staff and guide them through tasks and corrective action and every check is time-stamped providing a complete, fully searchable audit trail. Checkit quickly pays for itself – at £1 a day - saving staff time and boosting productivity. Used to enforce consistent work practices and automate countless manual tasks, Checkit is simple, clever and saves businesses time, reduces risk and costs.
Web address: www.checkit.net/
Crestron presents new TST-902 8.9" Touch Screen, delivering all the professional, feature-rich control of its TSW touch screens in an enterprise-grade wireless tablet. The nine-inch tablet delivers reliable, secure wireless control, a consistent and intuitive user experience, and powerful Smart Graphics in touch screen. Primary control functionality is supported via Crestron ER wireless communications, lessening or eliminating the need for Wi-Fi. The TST-902 features high-resolution graphics and vibrant colours and features an ultra-bright widescreen display, touch screen, H.264 streaming video, and edge-to-edge glass. The TST-902 provides the high-performance and reliable control and the Smart Graphics make it easy to deploy a consistent, feature-rich user experience.
Web address: www.crestron.com
Set to launch this November exclusively on QVC, Emma Bridgewater has teamed up with View Quest and designed a new range of 60’s-inspired retro mini radio and speakers. The range, including DAB+ Radio and Bluetooth connectivity, is wrapped in leatherette and is available in a number of stylish prints, perfect for boutique hotels. Shown here is the Retro Mini Portable DAB FM Radio & Bluetooth Speaker in Wallflower, which is one of Emma’s top three prints. It is the first time it will appear on a radio, previously only being shown on pottery. The print has been inspired by an old fashioned mix of Persian carpet and narcissi from Emma’s own garden. The price of the piece shown is £121.
Web address: qvc.com