Cris Davidson

Cris Davidson
Cris is VP of Global Key Accounts for ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions, responsible for leading hotel brands based in the Americas. He is recognized for his leadership techniques adaptable to changing markets and unique business environments. Previously, he served as Sr. Director of the Americas for FCS in Malaysia and is also credited with working on several successful entrepreneurial efforts.

Artificial intelligence and machine-learning platforms have come a long way in recent years in terms of the scope of their capabilities and potential to provide businesses with enhanced value. In fact, 94 percent of C-level executives now believe that AI-based technologies are set to transform their organizations over the next five years. Yet within hospitality circles, 49 percent consider that the hotel industry earns a “C” with regards to the adoption of artificial intelligence. With today’s g...


ID-Verification, Vaccine Passports, and More: Combatting Common Concerns

Decades ago, the idea of using a mobile phone to check into a hotel was incomprehensible. Now, it’s almost commonplace. With new technology developing at a fast rate and the travel industry considering implementing vaccine passports, contactless solutions are critical in providing safe guest experiences. But many hoteliers are still learning about the newest contactless solutions, and others question just how secure they may be. Read on to learn more about which contactless solutions are popular...


Preparing Hotels for the Return of Business Travel

Few if any areas of the hospitality industry have been left unscathed since the rise of COVID-19, but perhaps none have been affected as much as those that rely on business travel to keep their businesses out of the red. From individual work-related trips to the hosting of meetings and largescale conferences, hotels that previously could count on a steady inflow of business travelers saw such revenue sources dry up almost overnight due to global travel restrictions.


Do More With Less For Your Hotel Operations With IoT Technology

There’s no question the hospitality sector has been hit hard during the pandemic. According to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), up to 174 million jobs could be lost by the end of 2020 due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Almost half of hotel industry employees are also reported to still be out of work while five out of ten guestrooms remain empty.


Meeting Hotel Cleanliness and Distancing Standards Post-Coronavirus

When hotel guests begin to return in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, cleanliness will be a critical factor both for guests and staff. How should you best approach this new normal? Here is a list of new procedures and technologies that hoteliers are beginning to implement to limit virus exposure. 

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