Munich, 12. August 2020 – Digital revolution in the shortest possible time: Munich-based technology company hotelbird and open platform provider apaleo have put together a digital and innovative Jumpstart Package for the hospitality industry. The offer supports hoteliers of all categories in equipping their hotel with a new PMS in just two weeks and at a record price of nine euros per room/month or in introducing a corresponding system for the first time and simultaneously switching to a digital check-in/out. Within 14 days, hotels can thus fully optimize and digitize their processes.
Keywords such as contactless, hygienic and digital are currently more than ever in the focus of guests when staying in a hotel. In addition to check-in/out via web, an app or a Self Service Terminal, the package of the two Munich-based technology companies also includes a mobile key function, online payment and a digital registration form thanks to the Professional Pro Plus solution of hotelbird. The apaleo platform offers a Property Management System with flexible room management, reservation and rate management as well as processes for accounting and billing. In addition, the platform enables hoteliers to connect complimentary hospitality software and 3rd-party applications.
The package from hotelbird and apaleo for the fast and cost-effective kick start in the field of digitization is unique in the hotel industry. One of the first customers is the roatel GmbH. The company offers a novel micro-hotel concept and an associated smartphone application for various locations at service stations, car parks, and industrial estates as well as logistics sites throughout Germany.
“At the moment we notice that the entire industry is increasingly looking for digital solutions that comply with current hygiene and safety regulations,” explains Juan A. Sanmiguel, founder and CEO of hotelbird. “With our Jumpstart Package, which we had developed together with apaleo, we want to help the hotel industry to meet these challenges – in the shortest possible time and at the lowest possible cost. Digitization is a key element in the industry’s recovery and sustainable growth, and our solutions enable hotels to operate more cost-effectively and thus remain customer-oriented and competitive.”
“Our package is the perfect example of the app partner community we have already built up,” comments Uli Pillau, CEO of apaleo. “The harmonious connection between hotelbird and apaleo enables us to offer hoteliers an immediately implementable solution, which also means that we can pass on the cost savings and digitize the guest experience.”
More information on the Jumpstart Package can be found here: https://hotelbird.com/en/jumpstart-package/
The technology company hotelbird GmbH, founded in 2015, is the market leader in Germany in the field of digital check-in/out services and pursues a clear mission: to make the check-in/out process invisible through automation and thereby enable hotels to operate in a decentralized manner. hotelbird works with leading hotel chains in Germany such as Lindner Hotels, Leonardo Hotels, Gorgeous Smiling Hotels, Deutsche Hospitality, H-Hotels or NOVUM Hospitality. All necessary formalities, starting with check-in including the digital registration form, the mobile room key, payment and check-out can be easily handled via one software. Hotel guests enjoy more freedom through a comfortable and digital hotel experience. At the same time, hotels save time and money with the smart technology and relieve their reception staff. hotelbird is based in Munich and currently employs 30 people.
apaleo is the cloud platform to help build agile accommodation businesses. All types of properties - from serviced apartments to hotel chains - rely on apaleo's APIs and community to create digital experiences for their guests and staff. Instantly connect the leading hospitality apps to the apaleo interface or use open APIs for unlimited customization possibilities.