WineStation raises the bar; seamless integration of good wine and technology provides unique wine-by-the-glass experience for wellness-minded guests at EVEN Hotels Campbell, CA – EVEN Hotels, the newest brand in the U.S. from IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), and Napa Technology, designer and manufacturer of intelligent preservation and dispensing systems for wine, announced a relationship that will provide EVEN Hotels guests with a memorable wine-by-the-glass experience that’s delivered through the most advanced WineStation technology.
IHG sought out Napa Technology, established leaders in wine preservation with a proven track record in delivering complex software solutions, to play a role in launching their newest hotel concept, EVEN Hotels. A first of its kind, EVEN Hotels was designed to meet the demands of wellness-minded travelers. The EVEN Hotels Market & Bar will feature a fully integrated Micros PMS and POS platform, in which hotel guests will have the ability to use uniquely configured room keys and bracelets to unlock world-class wines from the WineStation, while the property can seamlessly track and process each transaction.
“The WineStation is more than a single tool in the chest for our operator partners, so it was exciting to be identified for this project,” says Richard Hardy, VP of Engineering for Napa Technology. “We had already developed single key solutions for both Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Lines, so having the opportunity to jointly find a solution utilizing the Micros Opera and Symphony platforms that would streamline the experience both for guest and the hotelier was a challenge right up our alley. The room key or RFID bracelet assigned to each guest will effortlessly track taste, half and full glass consumption and spend by room assignment, while offering a volume of product tracking and reporting for the EVEN Hotels operators.”
Utilizing the flexibility of the WineStation, EVEN Hotels properties will have the ability to position the four-bottle systems behind the bar for staff service or guest facing for an engaging self-service experience. In either configuration, the Napa Technology WineStation preservation and dispensing system facilitates a more effective and cost efficient management of wine inventory while delivering every glass of wine at the height of its quality profile.
“At EVEN Hotels, we aim to help our guests maintain their balance – in whatever way it means for them,” said Adam Glickman, head of EVEN™ Hotels. “For many, that means a nice glass of organic wine at the end of the day, to unwind and relax from the stresses of life. With the Napa Technology WineStation system, we can ensure our guests have a superior experience, enjoying their glass of wine as the vintner intended it to taste every time.”