|By Marketwired .||
|April 21, 2014 10:33 AM EDT||
VIENNA, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/21/14 -- HandHeld Hospitality, LLC, a leader in mobile hospitality technology, announced today that its CEO Elmer Coppoolse, will speak during two sessions at the second annual Mobile Hospitality and Retail Summit (Mobile Host) on Tuesday, April 22. The conference will take place at the Sheraton Resort Lake Buena Vista in Orlando, Fla. Mr. Coppoolse will appear on a panel to discuss mobile marketing for hospitality, tourism, and retail at 9:30 a.m. Eastern. He will also make a presentation at 3:50 p.m. Eastern in a session about using mobile technology to make hotels smarter.
"We are entering the second phase of mobile technology in which online activity on mobile devices is outpacing desktops and laptops combined," said Elmer Coppoolse, CEO of HandHeld Hospitality. "I'm looking forward to speaking about how mobile technology can help increase revenue for hotels while simultaneously improving the guest experience."
HandHeld Hospitality has developed its first mobile app for hotels, SmartGuest, which allows guests to receive instant notifications; make and confirm restaurant and activity bookings; and have up-to-date hotel and area information at their fingertips. HandHeld Hospitality is also in a preferred partnership with AT&T to introduce its SmartGuest app to the hospitality industry. Bob McCarthy, the recently retired COO of Marriott International, Inc., is a member of HandHeld Hospitality's Board of Directors.
The second annual Mobile Hospitality and Retail Summit (Mobile Host) will explore the technologies and services that will drive the future of hospitality, tourism and retail. For more information about the conference, please visit www.mobilehostshow.com.
About HandHeld Hospitality, LLC
HandHeld Hospitality, based in Vienna, Va., is a hospitality technology company leading the way with new, affordable and easy-to-use mobile apps for hotels, clubs, tourism destinations, and residential communities seeking to increase facility usage and engage guests. Founded by Elmer Coppoolse, an international hotelier and former development partner and COO of SynXis, HandHeld Hospitality aims to make hospitality businesses smarter by providing low cost, innovative and practical mobile solutions for outdated and inefficient best practices. Its SmartGuest app is the first of such products launched by HandHeld Hospitality. More information is available at www.handheldhospitality.com.