Say “hi” to protel Austria´s new prestigious home

protel Austria, our subsidiary in – wait for it – Austria, has been close to our Austrian customers since establishing the Vienna office back in August 2013. Now, due to an ever-increasing number of new customers over the last three years, it is time to move out of the original office headquarters. Working in the cloud – on the 39th floor Our workmates are now literally working in the cloud…the 39th floor of the Read More...

Want a job with the feelgood factor?

Meet Svenja. She is protel’s “Feelgood Manager”. In case you’ve never heard of a Feelgood Manager, worry not. “That is a feedback I often get.”, Svenja says. The main focus of the job is making people happy at work. We asked her to get a glimpse of her motivation and her daily routines, supporting protel employees wherever she can and making the office an even nicer place to be. Svenja, Read More...

Boutique Hotels Cannot Afford An ‘Almost Experience’.

When you think of a boutique hotel, what exactly springs to mind? Jetting off for a romantic weekend in a trendy corner of NYC, or Cape Town, Berlin, or London? maybe sipping sundowners by your own private pool, looking out on the city skyline? or seeking the meaning of life, and challenging your own culture in your very own hometown? For sure, you are not thinking about any kind of Read More...

Direct bookings increase when you go digital!

We’re well and truly into the digital age, and with everything having an online presence, it’s important to keep up with the times. For hotels, this translates to getting more direct bookings via the hotel website, but how? From smartphones and laptops to tablets and TVs, there are hundreds of devices out there that now link us to the internet – and consumers everywhere not only love it, but need it. Read More...

Step By Step – Around The World In 100 Days

Does this sound familiar to you? Sitting the whole day in the office and the only walk you take is to the cafeteria during lunchtime or the – especially in the cold season of the year – almost infinite long way to the smoking corner? Well, we all know… going for a walk is healthy and it is proven that people spending their time outside get sick much less often. Read More...

Hotel Technology Makes Your Stay Better

Have you stayed in a hotel recently? How was your guest experience? Your pleasant stay is no accident. It’s true that hotel staff are the faces behind your smooth check-in and neat-as-a-pin housekeeping, but have you thought beyond their smile? There’s so much happening behind the scenes, right from the moment you walk into the property. In many cases, from way before that, too!  Thanks to the hotel’s Property Management System (PMS) Read More...

Colouring Books Are Back… for Grown-Ups!

Colouring books are back—for adults. Why, you ask? Well, adults feel overworked and overstimulated nowadays. An offline activity like colouring helps when it comes to feeling ‘relaxed and at peace.’ Colouring is a mentally stimulating activity that doesn’t involve the Internet or smart phones. Here at protel, some of us have also joined the bandwagon:   The Adult Colouring Book Craze: Why Colouring In Pictures Soothes the Mind Melbourne neuropsychologist Read More...

Why Your Hotel Management Software Needs To Be PCI-DSS Compliant (Achtung: German Language Link)

Along with the positive digitalisation of our world, comes the down-side too: viruses, trojans and other malware are also now firmly a part of the new working day. In a guest post on our blog (this link leads you to a German-language post), SiteMinder Asia’s Managing Director, Glenn Andrews, recently pointed out that we have all seen the headlines talking about the latest attacks on some pretty big companies, where the end-customer Read More...

Khartoum Five-Star Corinthia Hotel Joins #protelfamily

We’re happy to announce that Corinthia Hotel Khartoum has joined the #protelfamily. Welcome! Corinthia is a collection of five-star luxury hotels founded by the Pisani family of Malta in 1962, and has expanded its presence to destinations such as London, Prague and St. Petersburg. Corinthia Hotel Karthoum itself is a two hundred and thirty bedroom land mark building located in close proximity to the Nile, in the centre of Khartoum’s commercial Read More...

No barricades: protel IPM Berlin 2016

Day One: The Beginning… Once again, it was that time of year when we all head off in a mad-cap dash to Berlin. Whether you work for protel at the HQ in Dortmund, or one of it’s far-flung subsidiaries or esteemed Partner companies around the world, early March means an eventful trip to Germany’s capital, to catch up on all the latest news.  If you survive the hi-octane, 48+ hour, musical Read More...