The Mews Blog

All you need to know about hotel door locks


17 Nov 2017

Locks and keys are undergoing a rare historic shift from mechanical to electronic, after having evolved little for millennia. The foundations for...

The future of hotel housekeeping technology


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


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


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


22 Aug 2017

At the recent 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


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


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


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..


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


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


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


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?”


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


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


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


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?


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


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


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,...

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


6 Jun 2016

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

Drive More Conversions and Direct Bookings with Promotion Codes


13 May 2016

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

Hotel Management from the Palm of your Hand


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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