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ITB 2017 - Hotels, Technology & More

Profiles of the "World of Hospitality" exhibitors

Berlin (February 17, 2017
). 2017 will see the joint stand "World of Hospitality" for the sixth time at the ITB – this year with new design. The semi-circular form gives the stand in Hall 9/108 softer contours. An ideal framework for intimate and serious conversations with old and new business partners. Hotel groups and technology-oriented companies have given the stand its character – and so its motto "Hotels, Technology & More".

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HOSPITALITYINSIDE is the initiator of the joint stand "World of Hospitality" at ITB Berlin. The company based in Augsburg (close to Munich) publishes the online magazine, the online trade magazine for the international hotel industry, launched in March 2005.

The weekly magazine publishes in two languages (German/English) every Friday, focuses on pure editorial content (no advertisements) and geographically on Continental Europe and the Middle East. Of course, the publication includes all global players of the industry.

It's no newsletter publishing (paid) press releases but a journalistic magazine focusing mainly on own research and background articles. The columns pick up topics like investment, financing, marketing, human resources, technology, etc. – everything that keeps a hotel group alive.

Readers are spread over more than 20 countries: General Managers, Area Managers, Managing Directors, CEOs, consultants, designers, developers, bankers, investors, leading hotel chains as well as reputable private hotels belong to the "hospitalityInsiders".

Furthermore, the company connects executives of the industries during fairs, workshops, hotel conferences and own events by its grown information network. In the "Network" column on the website you will find announcements and reports about all events and fair activities.

Since 2006, hospitalityInside also organizes annual hotel conferences: the "ITB Hospitality Day” at the world’s biggest tourism fair ITB Berlin and, since 2008 the "Hospitality Industry Dialogue” at Europe's leading real estate fair Expo Real in Munich; for both fairs hospitalityInside also initiates hospitality joint stands.  

We are looking for: Managers and industry experts who would like to cooperate with us as a reliable information source. Companies interested in joining our network at fairs. Strategic partners for new visions and projects. We invite subscribers and partners of ITB to visit us at our stand.

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MACNETIX: Macnetix is an international company based in Berlin. As an independent service provider of business-critical IT infrastructure, cloud services and modular software solutions, Macnetix counts companies from the clinic and rehabilitation sector, the hotel and catering industry as well as schools, universities, banks or the retail to its customers.

everywhere | any time | any device. A long time known and common fact is that technologies are also used to simplify work and to increase the efficiency. But they also can facilitate the daily life considerably. Tablets instead of guests wallet, smartphones instead of room keys, app`s instead of remote control and also the check-in / -out via smartphone during the journey are now state-of-the-art.

The Macnetix OpenApp|SUITE introduces a continuous interaction platform which is available at any time, global and on any device. The Macnetix complete solution opens up a vendor-independent service portfolio on one single platform to face the progress of information technology with a future-oriented solution.

The Widgets in the widget pool can be used multiple times so that a widget can be displayed on the SmartTV as well as on the digital door plate or the mobile device. Third-party services can also be created as a widget and distributed globally to each device. Macnetix offers preconfigured devices, consisting of hardware and software, in one housing. The goal is to minimize compatibility issues and simplify management.

As a registered ISP and Accessprovider, Macnetix provides highly-available system solutions for future-oriented network strategies and sustainable resource management.

Software solutions are individually tailored to customer requests. Macnetix understands IT infrastructure, hardware and software, data protection and support as a whole.

We are looking for: As a manufacturer of individual software solutions and communicative applications, Macnetix touches a variety of areas. We are always looking for innovative partners and cooperations in the hotel as well as in the clinic sector.

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MEDIA CARRIER is specialized in the distribution of digital newspapers and magazines. The company belongs to the MELO Group, which has arisen from the Munich-based press wholesaler Trunk. MELO as an international full-service-supplier in the fields media and logistics, currently employs over 2.000 employees at twenty locations in six countries.

Media Carrier has developed a digital library which offers digital editions of print media. These digital editions can be downloaded on any mobile device such as smartphones, tablets or laptops without any additional software installation.

Based on clients' requirements, Media Carrier buys digital editions of newspapers and magazines from publishing houses and composes individual portfolios using its own technical solution for distribution: the "Media Box".

Media Carrier already sources and composes tailor-made portfolios for international airlines, lounges and luxury hotel chains. Amongst others, passengers of Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic and Oman Air and hotel guests of the Steigenberger, Mandarin Oriental and Dorint hotel chains already enjoy great benefits of the Media Box.

With Media Carrier GmbH as its subsidiary, the MELO Group is expanding its business to include marketing and distribution of digital content. The MELO Group not only entailes the press wholesaler Trunk, but for example also the News-Log AG, which supplies airports, airlines and catering companies throughout Europe with print media, and is market leader in Germany and Switzerland.

We are looking for: Tourism companies that want to delight their guests with an innovative service, and for cooperation partners.

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MOTEL ONE: The Munich-based company Motel One was founded in 2000 and currently has 55 hotels with over 14,600 rooms across Germany, Austria, the UK, Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Czech Republic. Within the framework of European expansion the development pipeline currently comprises of 25 hotels with approximately 8.500 rooms.

Like the Price. Love the Design. – Industry experts as well as guests appreciate the unique combination of high-quality interiors, exclusive design highlights, great service standards and first-class prime urban locations at an affordable price. Room prices start from as little as 59 euros.

Motel One aims to create a strong differentiation from other hotel brands with their consistently evolving One Lounge concept. The creative design of the One Lounge areas provide a space to "work, meet and relax", with all lounges being staged as a visual and communicative hub, a cosy meeting point for guests as well as locals from the city. Always having a focus on individual design and high demand on quality.

In 2016 Dieter Müller, CEO and founder of the Motel One Group, was awarded with the "Lifetime Achievement Award" during the IHIF. Furthermore, Motel One received the German Education Award in the category "Service Provision by Major Companies". Motel One was also given the business Award "Entrepreneur of the Year" by EY (formerly Ernst & Young) for its entrepreneurship, innovative capability and personal commitment.
We are looking for: As a growing company we are looking for colleagues with a passion for Hospitality, as well as interesting project locations for our portfolio.

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NEXT GEN OPTI Ltd is a SaaS company specialized in cloud-based solutions for the hospitality industry with bases in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Romania.
Our global team has been working together for the past 10 years, has expertise in Hotel Software Applications and Revenue Management practices and helped over 2,200 hotels in more than 20 countries.

We help hotels adjust to the ever changing landscape of the tech industry, specializing in algorithms and focusing on technology that is more challenging and on trend, such as revenue management systems, central reservation systems and booking engines.

Each one has a direct impact on earnings for hotels. This leaves space to work cooperatively with property management systems and channel managers effectively.

THE NEXT GEN OPTI TOOL BOX: Next Gen Opti operates a high-end Reservations & Distribution Platform, which is designed for all possible types of eDistribution, offers a "Tool Box" with a variety of apps helping revenue managers with price recommendations, benchmarking and hotel reputation management, as well as managed services.

2017 – FOCUS ON OUTPERFORM: OutPerform – price optimizer and revenue management system helps revenue managers visualize, understand and analyze all past, current and future data in one place, enabling them to easily make the best price decisions, improve RevPAR and discuss reports and KPIs.

Next Gen Opti solutions are easy to deploy, simple to use and come with full 1st and 2nd level support around the clock. We have multiple support hubs: North America, Latin America, Europe (United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Romania) for ES, EN, DE and IT speaking customers.

The company has a proven track record in the hospitality industry: branded and custom built hospitality applications, white label applications for leading European Technology Suppliers and for leading European Hotel Management Companies.

We are looking for: Partnerships with Revenue Management Companies who want to scale and increase performance and also with Technology Companies that want to wrap in or resell our software, to add top-line revenue and improve customer retention.

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PREMIER INN was named the UK's top-rated travel brand 2016 and the top-rated hotel chain for 2016 according to Which?. With over 750 budget hotels and more than 65,000 rooms across the UK and Ireland, Premier Inn guests are never far from a great night's sleep at fantastic value rates.

Outside of the UK, Premier Inn's expansion plans are focused on two key markets, Germany and the Middle East. Premier Inn opened its first German hotel in Frankfurt in early 2016 and will open three more sites in Munich, Hamburg and Leipzig in 2018. Further locations are in the pipeline.

In the past year, almost 90 per cent of Premier Inn hotels achieved a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.  Premier Inn has also been awarded the Best UK Family Hotel in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards, Best UK Hotel Group in the Silver Travel Awards and the Business In The Community Environmental Leadership Award.

Whitbread PLC is the owner of the UK's favourite hotel chain, Premier Inn and the UK's favourite coffee shop, Costa, as well as several restaurant brands like Beefeater.

Whitbread has outlined growth milestones for 2018 and 2020. The 2020 milestones are to increase the number of Premier Inn UK rooms to around 85,000 and to achieve global system sales of around £2.5bn for Costa.

In the year ended 3 March 2016, Whitbread PLC reported Group Revenue of £2,921.8 million. Whitbread PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100. It is also a member of the FTSE4Good Index.

We are looking for:
We are building our premium economy brand now in Germany. The opening of three new hotels is scheduled for 2018 and 2019, and further hotels are planned. A total of 6 to 8 hotels will be in operation in 2020. Feel free to contact us directly at the ITB, we are looking forward to your interest!


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