July 2016


McLarenology July 2016 is here

Here is McLaren’s July 2016 quarterly newsletter to our community of customers, partners and friends.

McLarenology includes the latest news from McLaren and our business partners highlighting industry trends and innovations.

Transfer of distribution demonstrates McLaren Technologies focus on Core Cloud capabilities

Singapore, 13 July 2016

McLaren Technologies, Asia Pacific’s leading provider of cloud based technology solutions for the hospitality industry, today announced that it has successfully entered into a definitive agreement to transfer responsibility of all products previously represented in the Asia Pacific Region under the MTech division of Newmarket International and now under Amadeus.

Terms of the agreement, which will activate on the 15th of July, include transferring the legal ownership and responsibility for sales, implementation and support services related to HotSOS, REX, QIC, HotSOS Mobile and related modules


A Hotelier's guide to Pokémon Go

An article by Sabre Corporation via Hotels Online

We’re going to assume you’ve heard of Pokémon Go. In the last week, this game has shot to the top of the mobile app sales charts, has been covered by every media company from ABC to Zee News and was even co-opted by the U.S. presidential campaigns. But beyond the hype, what does Pokémon Go mean for your hotel and for the broader travel industry?

The launch of Pokémon Go is a cultural moment anchored in nostalgia, bridging generations and bringing friends, families and strangers together to chase whimsical digital creatures anywhere and everywhere on the globe.

Pokémon Go is effectively a multi-generational scavenger hunt, and in the digital world of the game, there is no “out of bounds.”




A day in the life of our Trainers

by Sarah Sim, McLaren Training & Development Mgr

Sarah Sim, McLaren's Training and Development Manager, reveals what it's like for our Hospitality Consultants on the road and a couple secrets about herself!

We asked Sarah to give us an insight to what a typical day involves for a Hospitality Consultant on project.


Nomadix forms Customer Advisory Board

Hospitality veterans to confer on notable trends and customer needs

The Customer Advisory Board will provide Nomadix with feedback on its research and development strategy, while also exploring and offering objective thoughts on industry trends, successes and best practices.

McLaren will be represented on the board by Chief Operating Officer Matthew Watson.


The Buzz at HITEC 2016

New Orleans 20 - 23 June 2016

In June, McLaren's CEO Matthew White and COO Matthew Watson headed to New Orleans for the 2016 Hospitality Industry Technology Expo & Conference (HITEC)

HITEC brings the brightest minds and hottest technology to the one place. Get the low down on what they heard and saw.




How Technology is changing the Hospitality Industry

A Whitepaper by Intelity

As daily use of technology increasingly becomes the norm, demand for it to be integrated with the travel and hotel experience also increases.

Technology is introducing new tools for the industry, which are becoming readily available for the savvy hotelier.


Case Study ~ Hamilton Island

Connectivity improved with complete High-Speed Internet Access solution from Nomadix and McLaren

Hamilton Island is located off the northeastern coast of Australia in the Great Barrier Reef. With its own airport, extensive convention and exhibition space, and a range of retail shops and luxury hotels/resorts, Hamilton Island is a popular destination for tourists and business travelers alike. More than 1,500 people across the island work in the hospitality industry.

With a variety of venues spread out over a wide area, Hamilton Island needed a high-speed Internet access (HSIA) solution that could provide quality Internet access for both guests and staff across the entire island.


My day at the Hotel Technology Next Generation Conference (HTNG)

by Jessica Chua, McLaren Regional Sales Mgr

Just this month, McLaren Regional Sales Manager, Jessica Chua attended the 2016 HTNG Asia Pacific Conference in Bangkok.

The conference focuses on networking, education and business development. She joined some of the industry's top experts to discuss issues facing hospitality technology. Of course they was some free time to explore, and what's a trip to Bangkok without a gondola cruise!


  Jessica with Jennifer from Intelity Corp on a Gondola cruise


McLaren Technologies flexes 'fluide' HSIA solution for Schwartz Hotels

Providing maximum flexibility while operating under one centralised platform

McLaren Technologies has crafted a customised Internet solution for one of Australia’s largest private investor hospitality entities, the Schwartz Family Company (Schwartz).


Case Study ~ Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre (PCEC)

Western Australia's largest Convention Centre upgrades internet infrastructure with innovative solution from McLaren and Nomadix

PCEC’s existing internet infrastructure consisted of an end-of-life product that only provided basic internet access through wired ports and limited Wi-Fi signals - a setup that was unable to cope with PCEC’s increasing bandwidth demands.

Due to the limitations of this existing infrastructure, the PCEC staff’s time was frequently consumed by allocating internet access to conference guests, preventing them from focusing on other duties. Beyond reducing staff involvement in the internet access process, PCEC sought to provide event organizers with sophisticated analytics regarding the internet usage of delegates within the centre.


Recent Projects

Look who McLaren has been working with over the last few months

We have been privileged to work with some of the biggest brands in the industry and we continue to strive to provide best-of-breed solutions to our valued clients.

Here are some of our most recent projects:

  • Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre
  • Four Seasons, Abu Dhabi
  • The Empire, Brunei
  • M Social, Singapore
  • Studio M, Singapore
  • Pullman, Sydney Airport
  • Sari Pan Pacific, Jakarta
  • W Singapore, Sentosa Cove
  • Double Tree Resort, Fiji
  • Hyatt Place, Luoyang
  • The Peninsula, Tokyo
  • InterContinental Resort & Spa, Tahiti
  • Crowne Plaza, Changi Airport
  • Sofitel, Wellington

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