(London, 28 March 2017) – Crave Interactive, the leading developer of hotel in-room tablets, today unveils Crave Directory, a game-changing low-cost digital directory with integrated TV controls for hotels.

Crave Directory is set to shake up the world of digital guest-facing hotel technology. It combines the 8” Crave T-Mini tablet with a slimmed down yet feature rich version of the highly-acclaimed Crave guest service software platform, to provide a low-cost means for any hotel to take their services digital.

Crave Directory boasts a host of features as standard, including digital menus, directory, Concierge, TV controls, bedside alarm, news, weather, restaurant bookings, guest messaging and much more.

Accompanied by a sleek docking station consisting of 2 USB charging ports, Crave Directory is delivered pre-configured and ready to use right out of the box.  Designed to use stand alone with no complex integrations required, hotel staff can update content easily in real-time.

Best of all is the price. Crave has teamed up with specialist finance companies so that the entire solution is available from as little as $2.50 / €2.40 / £2 per room per week, with no capital expenditure required (subject to status).

With Crave already highly respected within the high–end hospitality sector for its tablets and guest service software, the new solution is set to broaden Crave’s appeal and reach to the limited service hotel sector.

“The time to go digital has arrived.” said Gareth Hughes, Crave Interactive Founder and CEO. “It has always been our aim to create a solution that is viable from the humblest guesthouse to the most exclusive resort. The launch of Crave Directory is the result of years of continuous innovation combined with Crave reaching a critical mass where we can afford to reduce costs. What we aimed to achieve was a solution that is both compelling and cost effective for any hotel, and with Crave Directory we’ve succeeded In that goal. Crave Directory will be the catalyst for a huge increase in hotels that join the digital revolution.”

Crave Directory uniquely includes integrated TV controls via the tablet through its in-built infrared capabilities, supported by all modern TV’s. “TV controllers are a pain for hotels.” added Hughes.  “Not only are they unhygienic and difficult to maintain, the batteries and controllers often go missing, Crave’s TV control software provides a much better user experience and saves hotels hassle and money.”

Crave will be revealing Crave Directory at HITEC Amsterdam which takes place from 28 to 30 March 2017 at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre in the Netherlands. It is the European session of the world’s biggest hospitality technology showcase.

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