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Sushi robots and vending-machine pizza will reinvent the automat
Sushi robots and vending-machine pizza will reinvent the automat
Decades from now, historians may look back on 2016 as the year Earthlings ate pizza from vending machines, bought burritos from a box in New York's Grand Central Terminal and devoured sushi rolled by robots.
What guests look for in hotel website guestroom photos
What guests look for in hotel website guestroom photos
With the hotel industry becoming more competitive, multiple surveys have demonstrated the importance of hotel design features for overall quality of service. However, until the moment of check-in, customers form their guestroom design perceptions based...
New apps lets you see restaurant design changes before they happen
New apps lets you see restaurant design changes before they happen
Got a great idea for redesigning or reworking your restaurant space? No need to call in the architect or interior design team just to test it out. A new augmented reality app called Mogogo now makes it possible to move things around and try out a redes...
Foodie trends give hoteliers food for thought
Foodie trends give hoteliers food for thought
Hotel owners have benefitted from taking a different approach to food and beverage as they attempt to cash in on the food-mania trend sweeping the globe, according to a group of global consultants who participated in a roundtable discussion about curre...
Many environmental, operational upsides to generating drinking water from air
Many environmental, operational upsides to generating drinking water from air
As reported in Green Lodging News earlier this year, a number of suppliers are making it increasingly easy to offer filtered water to guests through water bottle filling stations. These stations, connected to a water supply, allow one to eliminate plas...
Hotels bring the outdoors inside
Hotels bring the outdoors inside
To help guests feel calm and closer to nature, hotels are bringing the outdoors inside.
VR headsets: What's here, what's coming, and how hotels can use them
VR headsets: What's here, what's coming, and how hotels can use them
The popularity of virtual reality content is on the rise, and it's offering hotels a powerful tool to get their brand in front of current and potential guests. This technology is also moving at lighting speed, leaving many people with questions about i...
Roundtable: Hotel design
Roundtable: Hotel design
What are the latest trends in kitchen design?
How technology and robotics are changing the front desk
How technology and robotics are changing the front desk
Hotels have struggled with being on the cutting edge of technology, but the front desk is one area where hospitality is pulling out all the stops in the name of efficiency. Jimmy Santostefano, senior director front office, Hilton Worldwide, said techno...