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27-28 May

2020

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Marriott Unveils Distribution Technology Platform For Its New Home Rental Offering

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Largely in response to the growing competitive threat posed by Airbnb and other players in the home-sharing rental space, major hotel companies, including AccorHotels, Hilton and Hyatt (which invested in Oasis Collections), have been accelerating their expansion into the vacation rental industry game. This summer, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts launched its Four Seasons Private Retreats, expanding its own rental portfolio, as well.

The world’s largest hotel company, Marriott International, whose brands include Ritz-Carlton, Sheraton W Hotels and Starwood, launched a pilot program last year in Europe allowing rental guests to accumulate and redeem loyalty points through its Bonvoy loyalty program in the same way that they would do at other Marriott properties and hotels.
The Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest were replaced in February with the launch of the Marriott Bonvoy app. The app was designed to make it even easier for people to search and book hotels across Marriott’s portfolio of 6,700 participating hotels across 30 brands in 130 countries, engage in mobile check-in (with an alert sent when the room is ready), use mobile key (in select hotels) to enter the room, submit mobile requests for service and amenities, and chat with representatives before, during, and after their stay.
By all accounts, the home-sharing pilot proved to be successful, leading to the announcement, in April of this year, that Marriott would launch of its Homes & Villas by Marriott International program, offering 2,000 luxury properties in over 100 destinations around the world around the world for a minimum three-night stay.

Now, five months later, Marriott has announced that BookingPal, a provider of software technology solutions for vacation rental property managers and owners worldwide, has been named the exclusive provider of connectivity technology for all property management suppliers on the newly launched Homes & Villas by Marriott International platform.

Marriott’s offering of luxury rentals in the alternative accommodations space comes at the same time that Airbnb is rebranding its high-end rental offerings as Luxe, which launched early this summer. While Marriott has focused on offering luxury properties, it has also explored ways to contract with property management companies that would manage on-site logistics and in-person support.

Of course, Marriott would be required to abide by the same city restrictions as platforms like Airbnb. Marriott’s home-sharing pilot platform in Europe was launched in partnership with London-based property management company Hostmaker.

BookingPal will bring its advanced vacation rental technology to Homes & Villas by Marriott International. The solution provider’s advanced distribution technology and intelligent automation tools are used by thousands of vacation rental managers and owners to increase their booking volume and revenue, and to simplify their guest acquisition operations.

Homes & Villas by Marriott International will leverage the company’s connectivity platform, inventory management portal, reservation and payment engine, central reservation system, and customer service portal. In a statement, Jennifer Hsieh, VP, Homes & Villas by Marriott International, said, “Marriott has a history of innovation, and BookingPal’s capabilities have helped us quickly establish our new home rental offering providing guests, including members of our travel program Marriott Bonvoy, with more accommodation options to meet their evolving travel needs.”

Marriott has launched a large number of high-profile technology-enabled initiatives over the past year. It has also launched a number of less-buzzworthy initiatives that have nonetheless served to enhance the quality of the guest experience. With the acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, for example, Marriott immediately enabled members of its loyalty programs – Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest – to link their accounts, allowing members to have their status matched across all three programs, which was no easy feat from a technology and data integration perspective.
Other examples, including the introduction of personalized app experiences with Mobile Check-in, Mobile Requests and Mobile Key, demonstrate how the company seeks to leverage technology in new ways to connect with guests.
“Digital transformation is not only speeding up, but it is broadening,” said Arne Sorenson, CEO of Marriott, in discussing the company’s continued innovation in hotel guest-facing technologies. “It’s in every aspect of our business.”

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Barco

Barco ist ein weltweit führendes Technologieunternehmen, das vernetzte Visualisierungslösungen für die Märkte Unterhaltung, Unternehmen und Gesundheitswesen entwickelt. Unsere Lösungen haben eine sichtbare Wirkung, indem sie den Menschen fesselnde Unterhaltungserlebnisse ermöglichen, den Wissensaustausch und die intelligente Entscheidungsfindung in Unternehmen fördern und Krankenhäusern helfen, ihren Patienten die bestmögliche Gesundheitsversorgung zu bieten.

Barco hat seinen Hauptsitz in Kortrijk (Belgien), erzielte 2021 einen Umsatz von 804 Millionen Euro und verfügt über ein globales Team von mehr als 3.000 Mitarbeitern, deren Leidenschaft für Technologie in über 500 erteilten Patenten zum Ausdruck kommt. Barco ist seit 1985 an der Brüsseler Börse notiert. (Euronext: BAR; Reuters: BARBt.BR; Bloomberg: BAR BB)

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Barco is a global technology leader that develops networked visualization solutions for the entertainment, enterprise and healthcare markets. Our solutions make a visible impact, allowing people to enjoy compelling entertainment experiences; to foster knowledge sharing and smart decision-making in organizations and to help hospitals provide their patients with the best possible healthcare.

Headquartered in Kortrijk (Belgium), Barco realized sales of 804 million euro in 2021 and has a global team of 3,000+ employees, whose passion for technology is captured in +500 granted patents. Barco has been listed on the Brussels Stock Exchange since 1985. (Euronext: BAR; Reuters: BARBt.BR; Bloomberg: BAR BB)

For more information, visit us on www.barco.com, follow us on Twitter (@Barco), LinkedIn (Barco), YouTube (BarcoTV), Instagram (barco_nv) or like us on Facebook (Barco).  

MICROSENS GmbH & Co. KG

Transmitting information via fiber optic connections offers numerous benefits. MICROSENS GmbH & Co. KG recognised this very early on. As one of the pioneers, the company has developed and produced high-performance communications and transmission systems in Germany since 1993. Individually matched to the demands of diverse usage areas and embedded in comprehensive concepts for individual sectors. But, above all, close to the customer. Technical challenges from customer projects are incorporated directly into product development. This way, IP-based automation solutions are created for modern buildings, cost-efficient network concepts for the office and workspace, robust and fail-safe solutions for industrial environments, optical transport systems future-oriented wide area networks and efficient coupling of sites and computer centres. 

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Since 2001, m3connect has grown to become one of the largest wireless Internet service providers in Europe.

Globally, m3connect serves around 13,000 of its customers‘ sites in over 23 countries. As a thought leader in cloud technologies, m3connect has been extending its self-developed platform for more than 20 years.

M3connect provides best-in-class wireless Internet networking with flexible design, works with state-of-the-art technologies such as WiFi, private LTE and 5G and creates innovative software solutions such as SD-WAN. The range of services is extended to include WiFi portals, digital signage, in-room TV solutions and even VoIP. 

Company Profile:

HRS Hospitality & Retail Systems is an international company with an excellent reputation for service. With over 10,000 customers spanning 90 different countries, HRS is a leading supplier of IT solutions for the hospitality industry. We are Oracle Hospitality’s largest partner with a team of experts ready to support you 24/7. HRS offers a wide range of innovative solutions, including Property Management, POS, Spa & Guest Activities, Business Analytics, Payment Gateway, Mobile Applications, Channel Manager, Online Distribution Services, Finance and HR Systems, Passport Scanning & Recognition, and much more.

HRS Hospitality & Retail Systems is your one-stop supplier of top-quality service, outstanding support, and the best products in the hospitality sector.”

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We are excited that in-person events are coming back and look forward to many interesting conversations. The Hotel Technology Network Summit 2022 is an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas and connect with friends and partners.

Hospitality & Retail Systems is a market leader in IT for the hospitality industry and provides innovative solutions for all your software-, hardware-, consulting- and support needs to maximize your company’s efficiency – Maurice Piesker, Sales Manager DACH-Region  

Company Profile:

Legrand Integrated Solutions is the Legrand group brand focusing on Guest Room Management Systems (GRMS) and integrations.

This team is focused on delivering not only the tailor-made Guest room automation solution to your hotel project but is also specialist by smart third-party integrations with other technologies existing in the project such as access control systems, booking software’s etc. The ultimate goal is to reach the highest guest comfort but also to enhance the staff service and the hotel energy efficiency all at ones.

As technology expands, hotel guests continue to search out new and original experiences during their stay, and that’s why next to the integration of the light, shutter and temperature a full integration with a hotel management software, access control, 3rd party heating cooling systems & full building automation is highly required.

Legrand Integrated Solutions offer a wide range of integrated solutions for all project types

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Legrand integrated Solutions is delighted to announce their participation at “hotel technology network summit 2022” in Berlin. We look forward to this opportunity to demonstrate, hotel investors, how to reach enhanced guest comfort, best staff service and energy efficiency all at ones with our Legrand Guest Room Management System- Davide Zanzi, General Manager 

NFON

NFON GmbH, based in St. Pölten, is a subsidiary of NFON AG. Headquartered in Munich, NFON AG is the leading European provider of voice-centric business communications from the cloud. The listed company (Frankfurt Stock Exchange, Prime Standard) includes over 3,000 partners in 15 European countries, seven subsidiaries and counts 50,000 companies as its customers. With the core product Cloudya, the smart cloud communications platform, NFON offers simplified voice calling, easy video conferencing, and seamless integrations for CRM and collaboration tools for small and medium sized companies. The NFON portfolio consists of four segments: Business Communications with Cloudya, Customer Contact, Integration and Enablement. NFON guides companies into the future of business communication with intuitive communication solutions.

Mitel

Customer satisfaction is of utmost importance for hotels and any business offering guest management services. The entire staff strives for this. A communication solution, seamlessly integrated into the business processes, perfectly supports employees in their day-to-day work serving the guests. It increases productivity and quality of services, while keeping operating costs low. This is why smooth communication is at the heart of every successful hotel. Mitel customers enjoy flexible, scalable, secure communications, optimized to meet the needs of the hospitality industry, from small economy hotels through to some of the world’s most famous luxury hotels. Powering more than 2 billion connections every day, Mitel helps businesses connect, collaborate and take care of their customers. Mitel’s business communications experts serve more than 60 million users with over 2500 channel partners in more than 100 countries. Doing so Mitel is also close to you

Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software. In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency. We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.

Worldline

Worldline is the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. Worldline delivers new-generation services, enabling its customers to offer smooth and innovative solutions to the end consumer. Key actor for B2B2C industries, with nearly 45 years of experience, Worldline supports and contributes to the success of all businesses and administrative services in a perpetually evolving market. Worldline offers a unique and flexible business model built around a global and growing portfolio, thus enabling end-toend support. Worldline activities are organized around three axes: Merchant Services, Mobility & e-Transactional Services and Financial Services including equensWorldline. Worldline employs more than 9,400 people worldwide, with revenue of circa € 1.6 billion on a yearly basis. Worldline is an Atos company.

Siemens

Smart infrastructure (SI) from Siemens makes the world a more connected and caring place – where resources are valued, where impact on the world is considered, where sustainable energy is delivered reliably and efficiently. It provides the flexible infrastructure to allow society to evolve and respond to changing conditions. SI addresses the urgent challenges of Urbanization and Climate change by connecting Energy systems, Buildings and Industries. Technology and the ingenuity of people come together to be at one with our environments and to care for our world. Siemens Smart Infrastructure is doing this from the macro to the micro level, from physical products, components and systems to connected, cloud-based digital offerings and services. Siemens offers a broad portfolio of grid control and automation; low- and medium-voltage power distribution, switching and control; and building automation, fire safety and security, HVAC control and energy solutions. The headquarters of Siemens Smart Infrastructure is located in Zug (Switzerland). The company employs worldwide approximately 71.000 employees.

Otrum

Otrum is the market leading hosted solutions partner to the hospitality industry, with software operating across multiple platforms including TVs, signage and smart devices. Research and development is an integral in-house function and, with full control of product IPR, Otrum can rapidly address market needs. Otrum Enterprise is the in-room segment leader in functionality, stability and ease of use, all of this over existing infrastructure. Otrum Enterprise is used by over 1.5 million guests each month. Otrum Digital Signage provides powerful communication throughout an entire property, with a superior wayfinding service, meeting overview screens and digital door signs. Otrum Digital Signage is installed in over 600 hotels. Otrum operates with a network of strategic partners throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia. The company been at the forefront of in-room guest centric technology since 1985. For more information, visit www.otrum.com.