SKYE Hotel Suites Parramatta | Opening your room with your mobile phone
SKYE Hotel Suites Parramatta, a five-star hotel and one of the newest property additions to Sydney, Australia, has partnered together with ASSA ABLOY Hospitality and Intelity to provide its guests with state-of-the-art digital key functionality. With the implementation of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Mobile Access in 72 of its apartment-style suites, along with the use of Intelity’s downloadable mobile app, the property can now allow guests to quickly and conveniently enter their room with a swipe of their mobile device. You never have to worry again about forgetting the key card of your room!
Social Wifi |SpotOn
Internet access has become an important daily requirement. Access to news, social media and e-mail from your laptop, smartphone or tablet, was once seen as a luxury. Nowadays people want and expect this access everywhere. Not offering free WiFi can strongly discourage guests from visiting your place and has therefore become an essential part of the service for the hospitality industry. Social wifi from SpotOn makes it possible for guests to simply and quickly log in to your Wi-Fi network with their social media account, for example Facebook or Twitter. Besides that you can also analyze the users of your network, send marketing campaigns, hand out coupons and measure customer satisfaction.
Phil, the AccorHotels bot | Available on Google Assistant
AccorHotels counts among the first apps available in France on the Actions on Google platform, which lets brands create applications – known as “Actions” – for Google Assistant. Since October 26, it has therefore been possible to interact with Phil, the AccorHotels bot, using Google Assistant. A simple instruction – “Ok Google, I want to talk to AccorHotels” – and the conversation starts on smartphones (Android and iOS), the hands-free smart speaker Google Home or any compatible device.
Self-exploring wine bar concept, ‘By The Glass’| Rayleigh & Ramsay in Amsterdam
With the opening of Rayleigh & Ramsay in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, has a unique wine-café, which focuses on independent wine exploration. The concept is similar to Vagebond Wines in London. They offer as many as 100 wines within eight taste profiles per trial cap, half a glass or a whole glass. Prices range from € 0,70 to € 15,-. The wines are presented in wine dispensers from which the guest can ‘tap’ with a pre-paid card. All wines can be evaluated and ordered online. Next to London and Amsterdam, this concept can be found in Riga, Geneva and Mauritius as well. Advisor and wholesaler of this concept is the Dutch organization By The Glass International.
Wonderball tables | Interactive table tennis
Bounce, the home of Ping Pong in London, launches a digital evolution of Ping Pong for the ‘social gaming generation’. The Ping Pong bar recently added Wonderball tables to their locations which makes ping pong available for everyone. The future meets the traditional world and combines technology with the old school table tennis.
THIS IS HOLLAND | The ultimate flight experience in Amsterdam
The Ultimate Flight Experience opened her doors to the public on Thursday 12 October 2017. THIS IS HOLLAND offers visitors the chance to feel, see and experience The Netherlands in just one hour. During a 60 minute tour visitors will be presented with an inspiring story about the history of The Netherlands. The story is told and supported by different multimedia resources. The highlight of THIS IS HOLLAND is the Flying Theatre where the visitor will fly over 22 beautiful sites located in The Netherlands in a nine minute film.
The Caveasy | Smart wine rack system
The first smart wine rack system, for all wine lovers who simply want to enjoy their wine, but also for the professional who wants to keep track on his or hers wine cellar. It’s a simple as this: take a picture of the label, put the bottle in your Caveasy One, and enjoy your wine at the right time. They’re crowdfunding via Indiegogo right now and it’s been backed for 105% with still a month to go!
Paxxio | Generates more direct online bookings
Every hotelier wants his or her hotel to have 100% occupancy. And preferably with direct online bookings. However, the reality is that a growing number of online hotel reservations are made through online travel agencies, such as Booking.com, Expedia and Hotels.com. Result: you have to pay the online travel agency. The technical startup in hospitality Paxxio has developed a set of tools, with just one goal: to generate more direct online bookings for hoteliers. Martin Paardekooper, General Manager of Best Western Dam Square Inn Amsterdam uses Paxxio, he indicates: “Since using Paxxio, we notice that we receive more direct bookings through our own website. Also, we’re now able to anticipate at the moment our direct prices are higher than the prices at other channels.”
Glamtainer | Unique extendable shipping container
Glamtainer, a combination of glamorous and container, is a Dutch company that modifies 20 foot high-cube shipping containers into high luxury hotel rooms of 26m2, including a luxury bathroom, toilet, kitchenette, closets and a bed and lounge area. The bed can be fold up to the wall, and then offers an integrated dining table. The Glamtainer Skybox is designed from scratch and has got an official CSC Safety Approval. Meaning that it can be shipped all over the world, at any time. With the introduction of the Glamtainer Extendable, the company created an unique product which gets a lot of attention in the recreational and event sector but also in the care industry.
Umaimon Amsterdam powered by Takumi Düsseldorf | Sapporo noodles from Japan
In Amsterdam opened an authentic Japanese ramen noodle bar, Umaimon Amsterdam powered by Takumi Düsseldorf. This Japanese-style noodle bar is well known in Düsseldorf and now also serves ‘Japanese soul food’, a stone’s throw from the famous Leidseplein, on the Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 51. The new hot spot for noodle lovers! The authentic Sapporo noodles are imported from Japan and ripened to 18 degrees Celsius within three days in a special noodle climate cabinet.