Hilton Worldwide has named Bill Murphy as its new chief information officer.
For more than 16 years, Hospitality Technology has been a part of hotel innovation dialogue. We covered the rise of wireless, the Web 2.0 boom, and the downfall of the in-room telephone. They were exciting times, but pale in comparison to the current pace of change.
IDG's Computerworld magazine has named Rob Webb, Chief Information Officer for Hilton Worldwide, to its "Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2012."
Recognizing the opportunity for partnership and the need to focus more on its core hotel businesses, Hilton Worldwide created the Innovation Collaborative, working with top global technology companies. Hilton Worldwide CIO Robert Webb says that under the program, Hilton’s IT partners have implemented systems development best practices, leveraged extensive R&D efforts and delivered next-generation technology solutions.
Let’s circle back later. Is that plan fully baked? This team has great synergy! Hilton Garden Inn today launched BizWords, a new interactive iPhone/iPad app, to help business travelers decode and navigate the business speak that has become so common in the workplace. The free app will also serve as a professional social network and a practical tool for on-the-go business travelers.
Hilton Worldwide’s portfolio of hotels – Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton brands – are outfitting more than 1,000 hotel fitness centers around the world with new tech-savvy, customizable equipment options.
Hilton Worldwide and BT Openzone to Enhance Internet Services across Portfolio of UK and Ireland Hotels
Hilton Worldwide has entered into a strategic agreement with BT Openzone to provide a fully-managed suite of Wi-Fi and Internet services across hotels in the U.K. and Ireland. The new technology will provide a tenfold increase in bandwidth and an even more consistent, high-quality online experience for guests at nearly 100 Hilton Worldwide properties beginning in Autumn 2011.