Opinion/Editorial

Allotments – Demand Your Release Now!

I wanted to come clean about a stance Mews have taken concerning allotments and lay out our case as to why we don’t believe in them nor support them. Our lack of support of allotments is, by a distance, the biggest point of friction we have had when onboarding hotels so it’s been something on […]

Podcast

Removing the Reception Desk, the Demands of the Millennial Traveller [Mewscast]

Can you remove the reception desk from a hotel? In the first Mews Systems Podcast, Matthijs, Richard and Greg discuss the many challenges of innovating traditional processes from within a hotel.

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Introducing the Mews Entrepreneur Programme

Why would you leave a corporate career for life in a startup? Most talented people are locked up in corporate hotel jobs and may not want to take a risk on their career as we did in our early days. To combat this challenge, we found a simple solution: we share the risk with you, and set you up for success.

Opinion/Editorial

The Trouble with Being an Oracle and Why the Move to a Cloud Mindset is Always Painful

When Oracle purchased Micros back in 2014 for %5,3 billion, they gave us all the expectation (and instilled a fear in companies like ours) that they were taking this industry-leading products and were going to improve on it.

Opinion/Editorial

Offering a 90s Guest Experience to your Guests in 2017

Last week I checked into one of Europe’s most forward-thinking luxury boutique hotel brands. Being a hotelier myself, I am always on the lookout to see how hotel’s website lines up with the experience in the property…

Mews

People of Mews – introducing Ilse, Director of Operations

After many years of trying, we finally convinced Ilse to leave her steady career at Sabre and come strengthen the Mews team with her talents. With our latest funding round closed, the business growing rapidly, and one of the key priorities being making the business scalable, whilst retaining the personal relationship we have with our customers.

Mews

Mews Systems Raises 1.5m EUR to Accelerate and Innovate Hotel Management

Amsterdam, 22 November 2016: Mews Systems announces that it has successfully raised a 1.5m EUR investment from Axivate Capital, to help accelerate the growth of its Property Management Platform. 

Opinion/Editorial

7 Changes to Make an Instant Improvement Across Every Department

Since we’re hoteliers, we wanted to design our PMS in a way that it would not only be a partner for your operational flow, but utilising the power of a connected data infrastructure, becoming also a partner for your business analysis…

Sales

The Hidden Rising Costs of OTAs

Hotels are paying the price for inadequate security, and largely further enriching the OTAs in the process. We would like to expose one of their latest endeavors which has raised commission costs by 2% for hotels accepting Virtual Credit Cards.

Mews

Defying the Odds – the Insanity of Building your own PMS

Sometimes, if you want something done right, you’ve got to do it yourself. So Richard convinced the hotel owner to give him the budget which would have been spent on Oracle or any other “industry leading” supplier and he would build his own guest solution…