The times when hotels catered only for bed and breakfast are gone. Today, the successful independent hotel is the one that also offers guests the kind of restaurant that keeps them on the premises, rather than looking outside for their lunches and evening meals.
But how to integrate food and beverages with all the other more traditional hotel services, and how to do so for maximum returns on revenue? That’s the question. One answer discovered by many hoteliers is to bundle room rates in with restaurants which are not being used to their full capacity every hour of every day.
Doing so manually is complicated and time-consuming. Hotels running roomMaster 2000 property management software, however, have easy ways to automate the process.
Those already running roomMaster 2000 know how this exceptionally powerful package offers a sales and marketing functionality; real-time, commission-free internet bookings; an interface with various web booking systems and the ability to make better decisions through accurate management reporting.
Integrate iQ-POS Point of Sale software with roomMaster 2000 and you have new ways to handle food and beverages. By including some of the unused restaurant capacity in with the room rate, the hotel does not incur a great deal of incremental cost and is able to more fully use other parts of the hotel.
The iQ-Point of Sale system works with touch screens, is fast and easy to learn and will fit into almost any environment. When running on a peer-to-peer network all that’s needed is a workstation running Windows 2000/XP Pro.
The system offers excellent security and control over cash transactions. It handles discounts, split billing, open items, gratuities/tips and happy hour functionality, with daily sales recorded directly in roomMaster 2000
All this and more is covered in roomMaster 2000 Review, the latest newsletter from NFS Technology telling hoteliers how to make best use of their roomMaster 2000 solution.