Accor Hotels brings AfroFuturism to Forefront

Accor Hotels is redefining web approach with #MyChicAfrica, a glorious web magazine/immersive experience focused on culture, creativity, afro-innovation,  well suited to travel nomads’ desires for discovery. A visual celebration of the multi-cultural, multi-layered, authentic (read less Western influenced) view of fashion, adventure, architecture, arts, music + more. An opportunity to discover destinations and locations that […]

Stasher – Hotel Jumpstart Winner

Congratulations to start-up Stasher – winner of Hotel Jumpstart accelerator contest. Brilliant concept = Luggage Storage. Everywhere. While hotels usually store guests’ luggage, Stasher has expanded to include AirBnB hosts.   This solves the thorny problem of keeping guests happy yet being able to schedule cleaning for the next check in. Gentle pricing, a variety of […]

AliceApp Smartwatchs for #Hotel staff – instant guest service

AliceApp + Samsung launch a Smartwatch to enable on-the-move hotel staff delivery of exceptional service to on-the-go guests. Samsung Electronics America, Inc., and hotel operations platform ALICE today announced a new hotel management solution that uses smartwatches to improve staff communications, speed responsiveness to guests, and enhance customer service.   For example, when a guest request or urgent […]

#HotelHackfest – Success! Winners’ RoadMaps for Local, Social + Sustainable

Winning ideas highlights: #greenrevampers 3 minute showers timed by music – to save water; hotel furnishings from upcycled tires Save it for Later  Hotel Booking engine that reduce rates as you check off what you don’t need – example – no need to change linens, make up room The Hen Project raise chickens on the roof […]

Hotels as Social Hubs – Innovation Ideas from Lounge Up

Travelers’ expectations have evolved – think ‘socialization‘. Create lively, authentic experiences to attract not only your hotel guests but locals + visitors too!. Local Tourist recommendations are no longer enough. Super how-tos (in French) for hoteliers from Lounge Up Blog Sample actions: Display + promote local artisans + creators Think of lobby/public space as activity zones – planned […]

Metro TechStars Hospitality Accelerator 2017

Only the most promising hospitality #startups are selected to participate in Metro Techstars accelerator program … and the chosen 10 companies have just been announced. Among the selected startups: Blendbow – enabling high volume restaurants and bars ‘clickable’ quality cocktail creations + cost controls. Concierge by – AI driven #chatbot guest communication Guest U […]

#AI – Hotel Guest Service

Victor & Charles lead the way in hyper-personalization for delighting #hotel guests … predictive analytics… absolutely cutting edge! A Paris #startup, analyzes public information (social networks, web content, …), socio-cultural and behavioral to provide relevant information to hoteliers seeking to reach the next level of guest service. Corentin Combalbert, Hospitality Executive Services, recently met with the […]

La Wine Tech – Wines Plus – Discovery Innovator

La Wine Tech is a French #startup with a global reach.  A creative and well curated collection of a wide variety of wine related startups. In fact, a startup of startups – a first for the wine world. B2C, La Wine Tech concept capitalizes on mobile, apps + social to connect people to new ways to […]

Welcome City Labs selects 13 new #Paris #startups

Welcome City Labs, a premier network of incubators and accelerators dedicated to hospitality and tourism, announced the selection of 13 new #startups for participation. Using ITB Berlin worldwide tradeshow to present the winners, Welcome City Labs selected from 120 candidates. Infographic visually expresses the range of candidate submitted. Winning startups will gain the support of […]

Local Measure

Local Measure Industry: Hospitality Integratable, flexible CRM platform to integrate in hotel apps and websites Local Measure enables efficient, specific and tailored communication to customers using and sorting their feedback from social media. It is a great solution to simplify and drive a hotel’s draw to the customers through a proactive and engaging CRM strategy. […]


Nom de la startup : Nannybag             Pourquoi c’est une innovation? • Bagagerie • Bien organiser • Présente partout en Europe • Sécuriser • Prix raisonnable • Disponible en boutique indépendante mais aussi dans les hôtels • Plusieurs partenariats avec des hôtels • Assurance incluse pour chaque bagage • Contrat multirisques contre le […]

To Good To Go

To Good to Go Industry: Restaurant/Food industry Benefits: People with limited income seeking a quality meal (students/retirees). Restaurants/Food shops wanting to promote a greener and more socially responsible image. Good for hotels: breakfast buffets throw out 30% of their food, this enables them to reduce their carbon footprint by helping people in need.   “EAT WELL. SAVE MONEY. […]

Who is Georges?

Nom de l’entreprise : Who is Georges?  Une innovation qui vous permettra enfin de ne plus vous poser la question de qui est qui lors d’un séminaire. Cette start up vous propose un dispositif qui reconnaît les personnes assistant au séminaire avec vous afin de vous donner toutes les informations nécessaires sur eux.   Que fait « Who […]

Innovation Center @CMH – #startups + Gamechangers

These are exciting times for travel, hospitality, F&B.  The velocity of innovation to attract, satisfy, delight and even dazzle today’s mobile empowered customer is amazing. CMH International Hospitality School has launched this Innovation Center to highlight companies and initiatives that positively impact our industry. There are many sources of innovation from Marriott’s user ideas competition […]