Author Archives: Jordan Hollander
Why is it that real estate agents love Zillow but hotels hate the OTAs?
While Zillow and Expedia are similar in many ways, Zillow is loved by many in the real estate industry while Expedia and its rival Booking are widely considered to be &ldquo...Read the full article
The 10 Best Places to Work in Hotel Tech 2019
Creating a great work environment is the single biggest determinant of success for any business. Companies that foster great work environments attract the best people and the...Read the full article
The future of hotel software is here: instant implementation, free integrations and apps for everything
Back when I worked in hotels drones were all the rage. Amazon had announced that it was planning to make drone deliveries in the not so distant future and every major news...Read the full article
Del Ross built IHG into a billion dollar e-commerce business in 2 years, now he’s determined to solve hospitality’s labor problem
Marketing, distribution and guest experience are undoubtedly the most buzzy topics in the world of hospitality technology. It’s easy to see why given the rapid rise of...Read the full article
Prediction: 2019 will be a transformational year for hotel technology
Anyone who tells you stats about hotel technology spending or forecasts is honestly full of it. Warren Buffett famously said, “it’s better to be approximately...Read the full article
Integrations and cyber security will make hotels Hapi in 2019
Hapi founder Luis Segredo and his partner Nikolai Balba are no strangers to the hotel technology world. After decades of entrepreneurial success in the hotel tech space - Segredo...Read the full article
Here’s why Marriott got hacked and how to make sure that your hotel isn’t next
Last week it was announced that Marriott had 500 million guest records hacked. For a hotel brand operator, owner or manager - knowing that Marriott got hacked isn’t really...Read the full article
SiteMinder CEO: "The SaaS economy has made best-of-breed solutions accessible to every type of hotel"
In May of 2018 I wrote a piece for Lodging Magazine called "Hotel Technology's Paradigm Shift: The Age of Interconnectivity" where I discussed the #1 barrier to innovation in the...Read the full article
Eight Roads Ventures backed OTA Insight is picking up where STR leaves off
In business, competition is critical. In hotels, competition is everything. Without understanding the competition, it's almost impossible to know how your hotel is...Read the full article
Duetto founder: "90% of hoteliers are missing this massive profit opportunity"
Hotel revenue management is changing quickly but not quickly enough. According to our sources less than 1 in 10 hotels in 2018 are leveraging revenue management software...Read the full article