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Hospitality techtalk

21 EpisodesProduced by Hoist GroupWebsite

An exciting new podcast hosted by Simon I'Anson of Hoist Group.Each week Simon I'Anson will sit down with a new guest to:- Uncover fascinating hotelier stories- Understand key tech trends affecting your hospitality business- Explore hospitality developments shaping up in your country- Share technica… read more

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NH Hotels’ Infinite Price Points Driving Revenue Growth

June 2nd, 2021


In this week’s Hospitality techtalk Simon spoke with Rufino Pérez - Chief Operations Officer at NH Hotel Group with over 350 hotels spread across 28 countries in Europe, America and Africa. In this episode, Rufino …

The Criticality of Task Management Tool for Hotels

May 12th, 2021


In this week’s Hospitality techtalk Simon invited Jan Ekström, Director of Product Strategy at Hoist Group. Jan is an experienced hotelier who has launched and operated several hotels in his career. In this episode, he …

Relevance of Hospitality Tech for Student Accommodation

May 6th, 2021


In this week’s Hospitality techtalk Simon speak to Ben Morley, Managing Director at True Students – a student accommodation specialist operating and owning 5,000 beds in the United Kingdom.

Ben shares with Simon his …

Importance of Mobile Technology in Hospitality

April 28th, 2021


Due to Simon’s short absence, in this week’s episode Khristina Quigley, Key Account Director for Hoist Group, talks to Jonathon Liu from glh Hotels

Exploring Digital Transformation Means for Hotels

April 21st, 2021


In this episode of Hospitality Techtalk, Simon and his guest, Juan Aguirre from the leading network provider CommScope Ruckus, discuss Digital Transformation and its importance in today’s hospitality industry. 

Amongst …

Easy yet Strategic Tips for Hoteliers

April 13th, 2021


This week Simon speaks to the newest member of the Hoist Group family, Khristina Quigley, a Key Account Director who will nurture our relationship with Best Western.

During this session Simon and Khristina discuss:

- …

Green shoots of recovery in UK & Benelux

April 6th, 2021


Simon goes way back with some of our colleagues. No difference is with our latest guest. Meet Bob Durie who joined Simon’s sales team over 10 years …

Meet the person behind the COO – Annika Rydström!

March 30th, 2021


A health freak and a successful woman who has climbed the career ladder with grace and a smile – This is Annika Rydström – our Chief Operating …

From a Boutique Hotel to the launch of a new Concept-Hotel Chain

March 23rd, 2021


Simon I’Anson talks to Ray Byrne from the Wineport Lodge who shares many exciting insights:

- Announces his exciting new hotel venture - REZz – A concept-hotel chain

- The secret to a profitable hotel business

- The …

Key Trends in the Irish Hospitality Sector

March 16th, 2021


In the latest episode of Hospitality techtalk, Simon I’Anson welcomes the newly appointed Managing Director for Hoist Group Ireland – Dean Thompson. Dean shares:

- His plans for Hoist Group Ireland 

- Key trends …

Hoist Group Norway - Country Insights & Perspectives

March 9th, 2021


In the latest episode of Hospitality techtalk, Helge Solbakken, Managing Director for Hoist Group Norway shares with Simon I’Anson:

- The secret to …

Hilton Austria Rings Bells of Optimism & Excitement - Join In!

March 2nd, 2021


In this episode, hospitality veteran with 40 years’ experience, Norbert Lessing, Country General Manager for Hilton Austria shares:

- a large hotel chain perspective on tackling the impact of COVID-19

- the benefits of …

German Inspiration for Hotel Agility and Leadership

February 23rd, 2021


In this week's episode, Fabian Geyer, General Manager of EuroParkHotel located in beautiful Bavaria shares inspirational gems:

- How they pivoted …

Hospitality Innovation Line up for 2021 - A sneak peek

February 19th, 2021


In this episode, Simon I'Anson gets a low-down on what innovative tech Hoist is bringing to the market in 2021, directly from our CTO - Marco Matias.  

Learn more about: 

- our core hardware products such as Internet …

How to Use Hotel Technology to Minimize the Impact of COVID-19?

August 20th, 2020


01:00 Hack number one - Improved Hygiene - Take the advantage of task management software to help you structure new cleaning routines and communication within your housekeeping department.  

01:39 Hack number two - …

10-point Criteria for Selecting an Effective Gift Card Solution

May 26th, 2020


00:57 Hack number one - Does it allow you to sell online? Digital presence is absolutely essential and inserting a webshop into your online …

8 Ways Hotels Can Manage Cashflow During COVID Crisis

May 19th, 2020


00:55 Hack number one - Chase chase and chase again those accounts receivables, create processes and implement them for follow-up. Not only for those …

How to Go About Leasing Hotel Technology?

March 5th, 2020


0:54 Hack number one - The first benefit of leasing is it gets you to access quickly to whatever hotel technology you need without necessarily …

Should Hotels Go for Managed Services?

February 25th, 2020


0:39 Hack Number 1 - Understand your business processes. What are your requirements? And do you have the knowledge and resources in house to meet those requirements? Let's take two very much on topic examples.  Example …

Guest Internet

February 19th, 2020


This Podcast is brought to you by Hoist Group ( - the provider of the widest range of hotel technology right across EMEA. In this …

Dashboards - for Hoteliers

February 10th, 2020


Hoist Group is the provider of the widest range of hospitality technology right across EMEA. In this series, we bring you a regular series of …

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