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The future of hotel housekeeping technology

Industry

6 Nov 2017

Frictionless internal communication is what creates the “magic” guests feel when entering a well-run hotel. But there are some departments that have...

Key Takeaways from the Hotel Technology Revolution Forum

Industry

1 Nov 2017

Last month, the great and the good of the hotel tech industry gathered in Amsterdam to discuss the future of hospitality technology and the...

How Hotels and Hostels can Supercharge Direct Bookings

Industry

11 Sep 2017

The reality within the hotel industry is that online travel agencies (OTAs) are increasingly favoured by travellers who would rather have one...

Personalization: the future of the hotel experience for the on-demand generation

Industry

22 Aug 2017

At the recent Hotels.com conference in San Francisco, world renowned futurist Dr James Canton presented his anticipated blue-sky Hotels of the...

Why Saving the Planet with Free Pizza is the Modern Way of Upselling

Industry

27 Jul 2017

We have invited Erik from Oaky to write a guest-blog. We have seen a tremendous interest in their product in the last weeks since they went...

Mews and Oaky are Transforming the Way Hotels Serve Millennial Travellers

Product

17 Jul 2017

Today’s travellers are accustomed to receiving a more personalised and on-demand experience. They now expect that their accommodation...

Designing a Modern PMS for the Modern Hotelier

Company

3 Feb 2017

We have a bit of a joke in the office as one of the first videos that we ever produced started with my droning voice and the above phrase. We...

The trouble with being an Oracle and why the move to a cloud mindset is always..

Industry

31 Jan 2017

This week I read THIS blogpost, written by a hotelier about his frustrations with the industry’s leading Property Management Solution. What I...

Offering a 90s Guest Experience to your Guests in 2017

Industry

3 Jan 2017

Last week I checked into one of Europe’s most forward-thinking luxury boutique hotel brands. Being a hotelier myself, I am always on the...

People of Mews - introducing Ilse, Director of Operations

Company

12 Dec 2016

After many years of trying, we finally convinced Ilse to leave her steady career at Sabre and come strengthen the Mews team with her talents....

Mews Systems Raises €1.5m to Accelerate and Innovate Hotel Management

Company

25 Nov 2016

Amsterdam, 22 November 2016: Mews Systems announces that it has successfully raised a 1.5m EUR investment from Axivate Capital, to help...

“Let’s ignore mobile - what’s the worst that can happen?”

Industry

14 Nov 2016

So, the title is a little misleading, really. It’s not a real quote, but it seems to me to describe the state of mind of most of those that we...

7 Changes to Make an Instant Improvement Across Every Department

Industry

19 Oct 2016

As a general manager, every decision you make is scrutinised by your staff, and so being a leader requires you to affect every department in...

The hidden rising costs of OTAs

Industry

29 Sep 2016

Hotels are paying the price for inadequate security, and largely further enriching the OTAs in the process. We would like to expose one of...

Defying the odds – the insanity of building your own PMS

Company

29 Aug 2016

Richard and I met each other 6 years ago at a Czech Fashion Show, where they were presenting last season’s collection to a crowd of hipsters,...

​A Painless PMS Switch – Dream or Reality?

Industry

15 Aug 2016

Back when I was 25, I worked as the Front Office Manager at the Hilton Prague, a monster hotel of 800 bedrooms with a front office team of 65...

Overcoming the Challenges of Revenue Management in Hostels

Industry

22 Jul 2016

Hands up anyone, who knew what they wanted to do after leaving school? Like most people I didn’t really know what to study or which career...

We Upgraded our Booking Engine. You Won't Believe What Happened Next

Product

12 Jul 2016

When I first started coming to hotel conferences, I was always taken aback by how many exhibiting companies promised to drive direct sales,...

Hostels: the Marriage of AirBnb and Hotels?

Industry

28 Jun 2016

As a reformed backpacker (I guess once you start flying for business you become more of a briefcase, or is it a satchelista?) I didn’t really...

How Booking.com, Expedia and TripAdvisor are helping hotels drive more direct..

Industry

6 Jun 2016

Let’s be honest, if you’ve visited the Internet lately, it’s not hard to find AdWords ads from Booking.com, Expedia or TripAdvisor. Big...

The Future of Hospitality

Industry

16 May 2016

Many of us look at today’s world and see that our lifetimes have been marked by relentless innovation, no matter how large or small. As for...

Drive More Conversions and Direct Bookings with Promotion Codes

Industry

13 May 2016

We’ve decided to highlight another of our favourite, but highly under-utilised features of Hotel Booking Engines: “Promotion Codes”. Creating...

Housekeeping: Improve Department Productivity and Guest Experience

Industry

13 May 2016

As a guest in a hotel how often do you consider the workload that the Housekeeping department has to go through to ensure they meet your needs?

7 Ways How Hotels Can Use Stay Data to Instantly Improve Sales

Industry

12 May 2016

When I first started in a commercial role in hotels about 10 years ago, I remember the data-gaps in our knowledge, based on which we had to...

Hotel Management from the Palm of your Hand

Industry

25 Sep 2014

Mews Systems unveils a unique mobile solution for hotels, apartments, B&Bs and hostels, presenting a radical rethink of the way these...

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