Smart Space joined a host of new technologies developed specifically for the hospitality industry, in the Entrepreneur Exhibition Hall at Hospace 2016.
Innovative apps and technology based solutions were being introduced at Sofitel, Terminal 5 Heathrow on Thursday 10th November. Solutions featured focused on Meetings and Events strategy; Travel enhancements; Training and revenue services.
Hilton At The Ageas Bowl adopts Smart Space to support Conference & Event management at this exciting cricket venue.
Smart Space installs its first two hotels in Germany for Rezidor at the Radisson Blu Cologne and Radisson Blu Karlsruhe.
Powerscourt Hotel & Spa join the growing portfolio of Smart Space users.
6 Jockey Club Racecourses go live on Smart Space helping to manage Conference & Event space for non-racedays.
Hallmark Hotels complete the Smart Space training – now live in all 28 hotels – including those with Protel and Kinetics diary management systems.
Smart Space runs its first open training course at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge – for new users from multiple venues.
Smart Space Strategy Ltd. has been chosen as one of the 6 finalists for the Innovation Awards (Technology) which will be awarded during Hotelympia 2016 at the Excel Centre on Monday 29th February 2016. Heather Hart, the companies Managing Director and creator of Smart Space, a dynamic sales strategy application for M&E venues, will face a Dragon’s Den type panel before the winner is announced on the first day of the show.
As Smart Space Strategy celebrates its first birthday, the anniverary of the first installation of the product at a conference venue and hotel in Scotland rapidly approaches.
The newly developed Meetings and Events Strategy application has now been installed in over 90 hotels and has far reaching customers as far afield as Geneva, Milan and Los Angeles. As customers have been keen to get on board with the new application, Smart Space Strategy is already planning future development to provide even more information to users at the click of a mouse.
Hoteliers are keen to see a demonstration of the application showing them the range of useful tools that can aid in strategy planning and dynamic pricing. Once they see how clearly they can see the figures from their Sales and Catering system, they can’t wait for it it be installed. Not only does it save them time getting information from their systems, but allows them to update strategy dynamically as the market dictates.
Expanding into different time zones and currencies is a challenge that Smart Space Strategy are more than happy to rise up to.
The roll out of Smart Space across the majority of the Macdonald group of hotels in the UK has started. A comprehensive training schedule is taking place throughout September which will get all relevant staff up to speed with the new sales strategy setting application for their Meeting and Events business. Heather Hart, Managing Director of Smart Space Strategy Limited has worked closely with Macdonald Hotels throughout the development of the application. The hotel group will use the application to enhance strategy setting and pricing in their hotels across the country.
Since launching in January 2015, Smart Space has been adopted by some of the most highly regarded hotels and hotel groups in the country. Heather Hart, the founder of Smart Space Strategy Ltd. decided that the M&E sector had suffered long enough as the poor relation to bedrooms in this very competitive market. Having worked as an independent revenue consultant for several years, using a set of well received spreadsheets to back up her M&E strategy training, the time came to make a step change.
Having worked alongside a plethera of tools developed for hotel bedroom business, she went out to the market to find a software developer who would work with her to create a dynamic M&E strategy setting application. Six months later Smart Space was launched in January 2015. The cloud based application takes daily updates from hotel systems already being populated with the key M&E data and translates it into a simple to read, easy to understand set of tools including demand analytics, performance measurements and selling strategy models. These in turn provide a basis to enhance decision making and increase revenue growth.
Smart Space will be attending The Independent Hotel Show on 20th and 21st October 2015 at Olympia in London to touch the unique audience of independent hoteliers and industry professionals.
The show brings together a host of innovative suppliers to the hotel industry and increasingly focuses on technology. As hotels compete in a complex market, utilising multiple sales channels, technology brings competitive edge. Smart Space Strategy is the first strategy setting application for M&E space, setting itself aside from the plethera of tools for bedroom occupancy.
Bringing a new product to market in the hospitality industry, although existing contacts have been the main source of opening leads for Heather Hart and her team, shows such as the IHS are invaluable in reaching out to the wider market.