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Mr. Tadmor

Motti Tadmor

Technology Business Analyst, MICROS Systems, Inc.

Motti Tadmor is the Technology Business Analyst in charge of central systems development for the MICROS OPERA Suite of products. Mr. Tadmor has many years of hotel industry experience having worked for Melia Chen Hotel in Jerusalem, before joining MICROS Systems, Inc. Since joining MICROS in 1998, Mr. Tadmor has gained knowledge across many hotel business products, including property management systems, call centers, loyalty program modules, interfaces, POS, and more. Recently, Mr. Tadmor assumed leadership for the development of the OPERA Revenue Management System. In this new role, Mr. Tadmor is focused on simplifying and stabilizing the world of revenue management, along with other improvements to the MICROS OPERA suite of products. Mr. Tadmor received his Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management from the Business School at Nova Southeastern University, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Mr. Tadmor can be contacted at MTadmor@micros.com

Coming up in January 2020...

Mobile Technology: Meeting Tech Expectations

What once seemed futuristic is now the norm, owing to the escalating developments in mobile technology, and hotels must continue to innovate in order to meet guest expectations. In a recent study from Mower, 65 percent of guests said they would gladly pay more for a hotel that provides the mobile technology they deem essential. The same study shows that 44 percent of travelers are more likely to book a smart hotel, and nearly 7 in 10 want to use smart devices provided by the hotel. And how do guests wish to use all this technology? A majority expressed a desire for mobile check-in and check-out, and mobile payment options. They also want to be able to stream content from their phone to the TV; to make service requests of the hotel staff; to control in-room lighting, temperature and sound; to order food and beverages; and to request a wake-up call - all from their mobile device. Guests also expressed preferences for robust wi-fi and convenient device charging ports throughout the hotel. They also appreciate the use of hotel branded apps which allow a guest to book a room, access loyalty programs, receive discounts and rewards, and even use the app to choose the room, floor and view they prefer. Some hotel apps also allow a customer to track their charges throughout their stay, rather than waiting to receive a bill at the end. Finally, mobile tech lounges are popping up more frequently in some hotels. These lounges offer guests the opportunity to perform tasks like airline check-ins or access to local info guides, but they also provide a place where guests can comfortably get some work done outside their room. The January Hotel Business Review will report on what some hotels are doing to meet their customers' expectations in the mobile technology space.