October saw the opening of De Kas, a large European restaurant in the city centre of Nizhny Novgorod, an important economic, transportation and cultural centre approximately 400 km east of Moscow. Tillypad was chosen to automate De Kas because of its flexibility and compatibility with almost every software solution available on the market.
The restaurant is located next to a boutique hotel that uses the Edelweiss system to automate its bookings and the Salto system for access security. Synchronisation with hotel data allows De Kas to charge breakfasts directly to hotel guests' magnetic room key cards.
Serving tourists from the neighbouring hotel is but one of the restaurant’s business areas. In the mornings, De Kas hosts business breakfasts, which are accompanied by presentations and workshops. At lunchtime, employees from the nearby Kulibin business centre gather here for a bite. And at night, when business meetings give way to informal gatherings, the room fills with couples and groups of friends. On Wednesdays, the members of the 'Attention, question!' quiz club meet here and enjoy special offers, while weekends are busy with lively office parties and family events, all of which are booked and served with the help of Tillypad.
The automation of the new restaurant was completed by Information Technology Laboratory (ITL), Tillypad’s official representative in this region. ITL have been in the hospitality automation sphere for over ten years; their extensive list of clients is not limited to restaurants and hotels. As of today, Tillypad has helped cut expenses and streamline processes in a variety of venues in Nizhny Novgorod and the surrounding areas. These include cinemas, gyms, recreation centres, outdoor sports clubs, ski lodges, bowling alleys, billiards halls and even a riverboat.