The hospitality market is on the rise. A recent survey revealed that there are currently 865 new hotels under construction today, and occupancy rates in U.S. hotels are also expected to remain at record levels through 2017, according to PKF Hospitality Research.
Technology has become a critical factor for hotels to attract and retain guests in our connected age. Guests now want the opportunity to reserve rooms online, pay for purchases via their smart phones and have access to free, fast, reliable Wi-Fi on their mobile devices anywhere in the hotel.
Above all, they expect the hotel environment to securely protect their data and their personal safety.
As consumer demand grows, hotels are desperate to meet that demand, which means many of them are investing a significant portion of their budgets in technology.
How many of them? Well, according to a 2016 study by Hospitality Technology Magazine, 54% of American hotels plan to spend more on technology in the year ahead.
Their biggest priorities for technology spending are:
Guest room tech
Pro AV/digital signage
As you might expect, hotel owners, managers and staff are searching for IT solution providers who can help them respond to these demands. They need a partner who can help them with technology that encompasses the front desk, gift shop, bar, café, guest rooms, conference rooms and back office.
All of this points to an exponential rise in the demand for technology in the hospitality market.
So, the bigger question is: How can you take advantage of these opportunities and grow your hospitality practice?
You can start right here. We’ll help you understand the technologies and how they fit together in a hospitality setting. We can also help with site assessments, training and certifications where needed.
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We can help you build solutions for every hospitality need, from the front lobby to the back office, including guest rooms, restaurants, shops, conference rooms and more.
Our team not only has strong relationships with the manufacturers, we also provide specialized resources to help you succeed in this market, without any reservations.
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