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January 19, 2017

New E-book by StayNTouch Explains How SaaS Technology is Transforming the Hospitality Industry

In a newly released e-book titled, The New Era of Hospitality: How the SaaS Movement is Transforming the Hotel Industry, Jos Schaap, CEO and founder of StayNTouch breaks down the complexities of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model for hotels  and helps readers gain a deeper understanding of the potential impact on operations, collaboration, revenue, and guest service.

Technology has changed almost every aspect of travel, and, as a result, it has transformed what guests expect from hotels.  As Schaap explains in the e-book, SaaS opens the door for innovation by introducing new functionality and mobile capabilities for bookings, promotions, guest service, maintenance and housekeeping related communication, check-in, check-out, and more. The insightful guide serves as a primer, exploring some of the most relevant topics affecting hoteliers looking for a better way to manage their business in the cloud.

With over two decades of success as a hotel software executive, visionary, and entrepreneur, Jos Schaap brings a uniquely broad perspective on the current state of hotel systems – and the view is an unsettling one.  Noting that traditional on-premise hotel solutions are costly, cumbersome and have failed to fulfill their promises in this rapidly changing climate. To stay competitive, hotels must embrace new technologies today. Jos Schaap asks, “How can hospitality industry and guest experience evolve using the same old legacy PMS solutions?”

According to Schapp, what has happened in the market is not a revolution, but an evolution. Leading hotels around the globe are restructuring their businesses to capitalize on the efficiencies these new web-based PMS alternatives offer. At the same time, a SaaS-enabled PMS can help hotels capture more valuable guest data and use it to enhance the overall guest experience as well as drive more revenue. The potential for SaaS to transform the hospitality industry is enormous in areas like rate management, reservation management, online bookings, front desk management, housekeeping services, and guest engagement. The trends are clear. Though it will keep evolving, the cloud is here to stay. In short, if you are a hotelier, start moving (to the cloud)!

To download your complimentary copy of The New Era of Hospitality: How the SaaS Movement is transforming the Hotel Industry, please click here or visit http://connect.stayntouch.com/hubfs/StayNTouchNewEraHospitality01.09.2017.pdf

About StayNTouch®

Driven by the need for hoteliers to raise service levels to respond to the needs of today’s guests and increase hotel revenues, StayNTouch delivers a cloud-based Mobile PMS with a suite of tablet-based solutions.  The company’s PMS Mobile Overlay brings mobility to both hotel staff and guests in order to drive guest revenue while enhancing the guest experience.  With any tablet or touch device, Guest Service and Housekeeping have mobile access to PMS via a touch-optimized interface. Guests, from their smartphone, can self check-in and out, view room bill and receive upgrade promotions. StayNTouch dramatically streamlines operations and increases margins, and revolutionizes how the hotels connect and engage their guests and how guests experience their hotels.  StayNTouch partners with many of the most forward thinking brands in the industry, including Yotel, Great Wolf Hotels and Resorts, Zoku Amsterdam, Porto Vista San Diego and the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

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January 17, 2017

StayNTouch Rover PMS Integrates with Vertical Booking to Enhance Booking and Channel Management Capabilities

Bethesda, MD – JANUARY 17, 2016 – StayNTouch, an innovator in mobile technology and Property Management Systems (PMS) for hotels, is happy to announce a new integration between Rover™, its cloud-based property management system (PMS) and Vertical Booking, a global central reservation system for hotels.

The Vertical Booking Suite, used in more than 80 countries, includes a Booking Engine, Synchro Channel Manager, a Metasearch Manager, a CRO (Central Reservation Office), GDS Connectivity and Representation, Marketing and Intelligence Tools, and Applications (iOS/Android).  Vertical Booking reservations flow through to StayNTouch’s Rover where inventory is adjusted accordingly.

“Like us, StayNTouch provides an intuitive, easy-to-use interface to a complex set of hotel software functions,” said Mark Lewis-Brown, CEO/President of of Vertical Booking USA. “They are an ideal partner for us and our independent hotel and chain customers who are looking for an edge in the highly competitive hospitality sector.”

“Vertical Booking provides tremendous value to Independent hotels via its broad and direct distribution reach,” said Jos Schaap, CEO and Founder of StayNTouch. “Our partnership means that hotels now have a complete, integrated and synchronized solution for managing guest reservations from sales to check-out.”

For more information about StayNTouch, contact:

Frewoini Golla, Marketing Manager
StayNTouch Inc.
Tel: +1 301-799-3280
Email: frewoini@stayntouch.com

About StayNTouch Inc.

StayNTouch is a “Software as a Service” hotel property management systems (PMS) company focused on developing solutions that help hotels raise service levels, drive revenues, reduce costs, and ultimately change the way hotels can captivate their guests. Developed with mobility in mind, the pioneering platform enables hotels to create long lasting relationships with their guests by delivering personalized service levels that today’s guests require. StayNTouch operates on tablets and smartphones, empowering hotel employees to go above and beyond in exceeding guest expectations at every touch point.

Powering over 65,000 rooms globally, our game-changing solution frees hotels from the constraints of legacy or premise systems, dramatically streamlines operations, increases margins, and revolutionizes how front-line staff connect with guests. StayNTouch is a trusted partner to many of the most forward thinking hotels, resorts, casinos and chains in the industry, including Yotel, Zoku Amsterdam, Valencia Hotels, The Freehand Hotels, Porto Vista San Diego and the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

To learn more, watch the StayNTouch video “THE NEW WAY… TO HOTEL!”Twitter: @StayNTouchInc
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For more information about Vertical Booking, contact:

Mark Lewis-Brown, CEO/President
Vertical Booking USA (VBU)
www.verticalbookingusa.com
mark.lewisbrown@verticalbooking.com
Phone: +1 503-343-4263

Click here to watch the Vertical Booking Welcome Video

About Vertical Booking

Representing over 4,500 hotels Vertical Booking is a global reservation technology company that meets the needs of chains and independent hotels by optimizing distribution for revenue management. Founded in 1999, Vertical Booking is present in 78 countries, translated into 28 different languages and usable in all currencies, with offices in Italy, France, the United Kingdom and the United States. Known for its agility and scalability, Vertical Booking’s innovative technology solutions include a central reservation system for GDS/IDS distribution, a robust booking engine including a spa and gift certificate platform, a channel management system, a destination management system and reservation call center services. Furthering its clients’ marketing and revenue generation strategies, Vertical Booking also delivers website development, digital marketing, intelligence and analytics. www.verticalbooking.com / www.verticalbookingusa.com

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January 4, 2017

StayNTouch Partners With Modus Hotels

Hotel group takes its collection mobile with StayNTouch’s cloud-based PMS solutions

Bethesda, MD – JANUARY 5, 2016 – StayNTouch, an innovator in mobile technology and Property Management Systems (PMS) for hotels, is pleased to announce it’s partnership with Modus Hotels where it will deploy its Rover PMS™ and Zest™ products at seven Modus hotels in Washington, DC and Philadelphia, including: Avenue Suites Georgetown, The River Inn, The Normandy Hotel, Hotel Hive, One Washington Circle Hotel, Pod DC and the Windsor Suites.

“Our hotel technology goal was two-fold: stay ahead of the innovation curve and leverage a mobile PMS to make the guest and colleague experience more efficient,” said Aaron Katz, President & CEO of Modus Hotels. “StayNTouch checks off both of those boxes with their solution set. The fact that StayNTouch Rover is a cloud-based PMS was absolutely a factor in our selection decision. For Modus, accessibility to the PMS is key. We need to access data and functional operations from any device and any location.”

StayNTouch offers hotels the opportunity to integrate multiple cloud-solutions on one platform:

  • Rover PMS™: Next generation Hotel PMS, fully cloud, fits on every device, optimizes hotel operations from front desk, to groups, to housekeeping to revenue management. Simple monthly pricing that includes training, integrations and configuration.
  • Zest™: Enables guest pre-engagement and guest services via mobile web. Guest-enabled mobile check-in & out via smart phone or desktop. Private labeled, PMS-integrated mobile check-in &/or checkout. Bill review, preference collection, upsell opportunities, and remote key fulfillment. Promote and monetize late checkouts.

“We are delighted to be working with the team at Modus Hotels,” said Jos Schaap, CEO-Founder of StayNTouch, “The management team has been a strong advocate of using cloud-based, mobile technologies to differentiate the guest experience at their properties. We appreciate their confidence in our solutions and look forward to a bright and profitable future together.”

About StayNTouch Inc.

StayNTouch is a “Software as a Service” hotel property management systems (PMS) company focused on developing solutions that help hotels raise service levels, drive revenues, reduce costs, and ultimately change the way hotels can captivate their guests. Developed with mobility in mind, the pioneering platform enables hotels to create long lasting relationships with their guests by delivering personalized service levels that today’s guests require. StayNTouch operates on tablets and smartphones, empowering hotel employees to go above and beyond in exceeding guest expectations at every touch point.

Powering over 65,000 rooms globally, our game-changing solution frees hotels from the constraints of legacy or premise systems, dramatically streamlines operations, increases margins, and revolutionizes how front-line staff connect with guests. StayNTouch is a trusted partner to many of the most forward thinking hotels, resorts, casinos and chains in the industry, including Yotel, Zoku Amsterdam, Valencia Hotels, The Freehand Hotels, Porto Vista San Diego and the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

To learn more watch our video “THE NEW WAY… TO HOTEL!”
Twitter: @StayNTouchInc
Facebook: facebook.com/stayntouch
LinkedIn: LinkedIn/stayntouch
For more information, contact:
Karen O’Neill, Vice President of Sales & Marketing
StayNTouch Inc.
Tel: +1 301 476 4222
Email: karen@stayntouch.com

About Modus Hotels

Modus Hotels is a Washington, D.C. Lifestyle Hotel Group that develops, owns and operates a portfolio of hotels and restaurants in various cities. Designed for the independent-minded traveler, each hotel in the collection offers a unique experience for those seeking an alternative to the predictability of an ordinary hotel. The Modus Ethos is to provide our guests with inventive, personal and approachable service and amenities in residentially styled settings. Located in diverse cities and neighborhoods, there is a Modus Hotel to fit each individual taste and lifestyle. Each hotel tells a story, through distinctive amenities and partnerships delivered with personalized service, to offer a truly different urban experience. Modus’ diverse group of properties includes Avenue Suites, The River Inn, One Washington Circle Hotel, The Normandy Hotel (all in D.C.), The Windsor Suites Philadelphia, Comfort Suites Chicago, Brookshire Suites Baltimore and Virginian Suites in Arlington, VA.

Modus Hotels is developing the first POD Hotel outside of New York, scheduled to open in 2017 in the trendy Penn Quarter neighborhood. The 245-room property will feature bold and stylish design elements crafted by the New York design firm of Stonehill & Taylor. For more information, visit www.modushotels.com or call 202-331-3800. Follow Modus on Facebook at www.facebook.com/modushotels, Twitter @modushotels and Instagram @modushotels.

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