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January 12, 2016

YOTEL Deploys StayNTouch for Self Service Check-In & Outs and Increased Guest Engagement.

Bethesda, MD – January 12, 2015.  StayNTouch Inc., provider of the PMS Mobile Overlay Platform, is pleased to announce the launch of the Zest Station and the Zest Mobile App for YOTEL New York.

“At YOTEL we are excited to expand our relationship with StayNTouch to provide a seamless and efficient mobile check-in and check-out experience for our guests. “We continuously aim to provide smart, flexible and adaptable solutions to suit the individual needs of each guest” said Claes Landberg, General Manager at YOTEL New York. “Since applying the StayNTouch PMS Overlay solution last May, we have already seen a significant monetary ROI. Given the new revenue stream from Early Check-in, that performance will only improve.””

“YOTEL New York continues to be a leader in providing innovative guest experiences,” said Josh Schaap, CEO-Founder of StayNTouch. “YOTEL understands that guests want choice above all. StayNTouch is proud that our technology is facilitating their vision by enhancing the guest experience

Upon arriving at the 713 “Cabin” hotel just west of Times Square guests are invited to check in using the Zest Station – an intuitive touch screen interface fully integrated with the hotel’s PMS.  Guests find their reservation, , collect their cabin key and print their receipt. For guests arriving earlier than standard check in time, the Zest Station offers the opportunity to check in early for a small fee thereby creating a new revenue stream for the hotel.

The YOTEL mobile app is a YOTEL branded version of the StayNTouch Zest Mobile App. Using the app, guests can check in before arriving at the hotel, a bar code is generated on their smartphone which is scanned at the kiosk and their key is issued. All in under a minute! During their stay, guests rely on the app to review their bill, receive messages from the hotel staff and access the “YOTEL City Guide” – a curated set of activities and useful information about the immediate area. The app is available for both iPhone and Android smartphones.

For Check Out, the Guest has a few options: Insert the cabin key into the Zest Station to review and get a copy of the bill or simply select check out using the YOTEL mobile app or mobile web pages.

StayNTouch delivers 2 solutions on one cloud platform to YOTEL New York:

  • StayNTouch Zest Web™:  Mobile Web experience enabling branded guest pre-engagement.  Guest mobile check-in & out, preferences collected, upsell opportunities, staff-less key fulfillment.
  • Zest Station™:  Provide guests with self service check in and check out experience from the convenience of the hotel lobby. Monetize early check ins and room upgrades. During check in, collect credit card and signature, enable to the guest to create their room key and print the registration. During check out, review and email folios

About StayNTouch Inc.

StayNTouch brilliantly connects guests to hotels. StayNTouch delivers a full Hotel PMS and PMS Mobile Overlay bring mobility to both hotel staff and guests.  Via any tablet or touch device, Guest Service and Housekeeping have mobile access to PMS via a touch-optimized interface.  Guests, from their smart phone, 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.   Learn more by visiting www.stayntouch.com.

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About YOTEL

Inspired by first class travel, YOTEL translates the language of luxury airline travel into small but luxurious ‘cabins’. Uncompromisingly designed around guests, YOTEL City hotels are taking the essential elements of luxury hotels in smaller, smart spaces and deliver a sense of community with areas for co-working, social gatherings and exercise. Premium cabins include YOTEL’s signature adjustable ‘SmartBed’ with luxury bedding, rejuvenating monsoon rain showers, relaxing mood lighting and ‘techno wall’ with smart TVs, multi power points and easy connectivity.

YOTEL currently operates three airport hotels in London Gatwick, London Heathrow and Amsterdam Schiphol airports; and one city hotel in the heart of Manhattan, New York. YOTEL is expanding rapidly with eight new hotels under development globally, including two new airport hotels set to open at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (2016) and Singapore Changi Airport (2018); and five new city hotels currently under construction in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (2017) Singapore Orchard Road (2017), Miami (2017), San Francisco (2017), Boston (2017) and Dubai (2018).

Founded by YO! Founder Simon Woodroffe OBE, YOTEL’s HQ is in London and has offices in Boston and Dubai. Its major partner and shareholder is IFA Hotels and Resorts KSCC based in Dubai.

January 6, 2016

MGM Resorts International Agrees to Launch StayNTouch Mobility Platform Across All Resort Properties

Technology provides mobile check-in for streamlined arrivals and departures 

Bethesda, MD – January 06, 2016 – StayNTouch Inc. is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM), one of the world’s leading global hospitality companies, to provide an intuitive check-in and check-out process across all of its Las Vegas hotels, leading to increased guest satisfaction, ancillary revenues and a boost in hotel operational efficiency.

Last year, MGM Resorts piloted the StayNTouch platform, a cloud-based mobility platform that offers guests a variety of check-in and check-out options via their smartphone, at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The StayNTouch platform performed impressively.

Since rolling out the system at ARIA in April 2015, guests have enjoyed the convenience of mobile check-in with a faster, more seamless process. The success of the program at ARIA led MGM Resorts International to select StayNTouch for its entire Las Vegas hotel portfolio.

“We are delighted to announce our new partnership with MGM Resorts,” said Jos Schaap, CEO and Founder at StayNTouch. “Because of their tireless commitment to improving guest experience through innovation, MGM Resorts continues to be the hospitality leader that others try to emulate. StayNTouch is proud to be part of that innovative mission.”

Sy Esfahani, Chief Information Officer for MGM Resorts International, said, “We continue to evaluate every aspect of the guest experience and how various technologies can enhance the guest visit at our resorts.. The StayNTouch technology enhances our guest experience and streamlines our check-in and check-out process.”

The StayNTouch platform went live at Vdara Hotel & Spa (1,495 suites) in December 2015. Schaap estimates that the entire portfolio will be on line by the end of second quarter 2016.

About StayNTouch Inc.

StayNTouch brilliantly connects guests to hotels. StayNTouch delivers a full Hotel PMS and PMS Mobile Overlay bringing mobility to both hotel staff and guests. Via any tablet or touch device, Guest Service and Housekeeping have mobile access to PMS via a touch-optimized interface. Guests, from their smart phone, 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.
Learn more by visiting stayntouch.com.

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About MGM Resorts International

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world’s leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company is in the process of developing MGM National Harbor in Maryland and MGM Springfield in Massachusetts.  The Company also owns 51 percent of MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50 percent of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort & Casino. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company’s website at mgmresorts.com.

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Karen O’Neill, Vice President of Sales & Marketing
StayNTouch Inc.
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