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TECHNOLOGY| Six Basic Digital Signage Applications for the Hospitality Industry

A Keywest Technology White Paper talks about some applications in digital signage...


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1. In-room channel
Advertising, promotions, billing, etc.

2. Reader boards
Hotels, convention centers, and other venues hosting events traditionally use reader
boards to inform guests and visitors of the times and locations of meetings, wedding
receptions, training seminars and other organized events. Besides passing along
information to the public, reader boards also keep employees of the facility informed.

3. Door cards

Like reader boards, door cards can run automatically displaying information collected
from property management and event data software applications.

4. Way finding
When used in way-finding applications, digital signs
replace static directory signage.

5. Advertising signage


6. Hybrid, Interactive
In a hospitality setting, a hybrid interactive di…

WEBSITES| TECH| urbanspoon.com

Another restaurant tracking site?!

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Its a neat site.

Don't have India there yet, but they would get around to it.
What Do I like about the site?

- listing by cuisine, location, type, specials
- user & media reviews (personally I don't think a lot of people know how to rate a restaurant and similarly a lot specialists are plain snobby. So a mix of both)
- the maps

& the killer is the apple app. that really gets my vote!

hmmm, for london I vote for High Road Brasserie http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/52/564771/restaurant/London/High-Road-Brasserie-Chiswick




FINANCIALS| Domino's Pizza Announces First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

Net income was up 68% versus the prior year, due primarily to a gain on the extinguishment of debt during the first quarter of 2009

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Domestic same store sales were up 1.0% and International same store sales grew 6.6%.
The International division continued its strong performance, posting its 61st consecutive quarter of same store sales growth.






source| http://www.restaurantnewsresource.com/article38576.html

JOBS| Commis conti / chinese/ pantry

NEW HOTEL| Grand Opening Of Grand Central Hotel Shanghai

The five-star Grand Central Hotel Shanghai will celebrate its grand opening in July, 2009.

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The 353-room hotel features a floating oval ballroom within the hotel building — the Shanghai Grand Ballroom.

Adjacent to the pedestrian walkway of Nanjing Road and centered at the business and leisure center of Shanghai, Grand Central Hotel Shanghai is close to the city's top attractions such as The Bund and People's Square.




NEWS| Hotels on high alert, plan safety checks

With the outbreak of swine flu in a few countries, hotel majors in India are taking no chances

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Indian Hotels Company, Hyatt, Mariott, Oberoi, Four Seasons, Le Meridien and Leela have been proactive by stepping up all hygiene-related measures. Among these are employee education about the virus, checking food handlers and specific operational procedures like having adequate stocks of masks and gloves if there are any cases of swine flu. Across the world, hotels are monitoring the situation closely and following the advice issued by the World Health Organisation and other global health entities.

source| http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/News/News-By-Industry/Services/Hotels--Restaurants/Hotels-on-high-alert-plan-safety-checks/articleshow/4465734.cms




source| Lijee Philip, ET Bureau

PEOPLE| Crowne Plaza Today : Vikas Oswal, Executive Chef, Gurgaon

Vikas Oswal joins Crowne Plaza Today Gurgaon as the Executive Chef.
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Having over 17 years of experience, Vikas has worked in chains like Le Meridian, Taj, Hyatt and has had an earlier stint with IHG as the Executive Chef of Intercontinental Bali. His most recent assignment was with DB Hospitality where he was responsible for their Flight Catering Units, BICA Restaurants, Express Counters and Lounge Bars at various airport locations.

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