BETHESDA, Md .– (BUSINESS WIRE) – The Curator Hotel & Resort Collection (“Curator”) announced today expands its partner bank to include five new preferred technology providers: Allbridge, Canary Technologies, Pegasus Intelligence Solutions, ResortPass and Tripleseat. Curator has negotiated advantageous contracts with these technology providers to offer their products and services to the collection’s independent hotel members.
“During the pandemic, hotels saw an increase in operating costs and a more pressing need to optimize every dollar spent,” said Austin Segal, vice president of Curator. “Today, it’s more important than ever to re-evaluate technology partners to ensure hotels benefit from the most cost-effective and effective solutions.”
Curator helps independent hotels do this by doing vendor reviews, negotiations and contracting so that hotel owners and operators can instead focus on delivering unique and outstanding guest experiences that only independent lifestyle hotels can offer.
“We are excited to partner with these exceptional providers and add to the growing collection of hand-picked solutions for our members,” added Segal. “Curator’s mission is to bring together world-class technology offerings, and we are confident that each of these providers, through our thorough review process, will enable our members to create the best possible technology ecosystem for their hotels. ”
Wireless network solutions
Curator’s new agreement with Allbridge provides wireless Internet connectivity solutions for hotels, including network design and procurement, project management, installation and ongoing support with a discounted tiered support model. Guests benefit from seamlessly networked experiences when streaming shows, films and games – which means that Curator Hotels can increase customer satisfaction and offer seamless solutions.
“We are excited to partner with Curator Hotel & Resort Collection on a business model that will help owners and operators cut costs to support the hotel industry’s recovery from COVID-19,” said Craig Snelgrove, EVP of Sales at Allbridge. “At the same time, hoteliers can expect excellence from Allbridge’s Wi-Fi service and solutions.”
Digital authorization and payment form solutions
Curator has partnered with Canary Technologies, a leading provider of hospitality technology, to provide hoteliers with simple, intuitive and secure solutions to create the ideal guest experience. Canary’s digital authorization solution will enable Curator member hotels to enhance their credit card authorization experience by digitizing and streamlining operations. The solution is more secure than paper forms and the manual entry of payment details, prevents chargebacks and fraud by up to 90%, so that the hotel guests of Curator members feel better protected when making travel purchases.
“Canary Technologies looks forward to partnering with Curator Hotel & Resort Collection and working together to improve the guest experience, reduce operational overhead, ensure PCI compliance, and reduce chargebacks and fraud,” said Harman Singh Narula, co-founder of Canary Technologies.
Reporting and intelligence platform for income and distribution
Curator also offers its member hotels Pegasus Intelligence Solutions, a newly created and customized solution from Pegasus. Pegasus’ mission is to help hotels strengthen guest connections and provide faster, more flexible data insights so hoteliers can increase visibility and control over their revenue and distribution strategy. Curator member hotels have access to Pegasus’ innovative cloud-based data exploration, reporting and intelligence solution.
“When we heard that Curator Hotel & Resort Collection was looking for world-class technology for its independent hotel members, we knew Pegasus Intelligence Solutions would be the perfect solution,” said Gautam Lulla, CEO of Pegasus. “With the economy heating up and the demand for travel soaring, independent hoteliers have a lot on their plate. With no time or resources to search through tons of data, the Pegasus AI Data platform combines artificial intelligence, machine learning, and natural language processing (NLP). to deliver transformative insights in real time so busy hoteliers can react quickly. ”
Sales and distribution agreement for hospitality facilities and experiences
At a time when travel demand is returning, many customers are looking for local daytime experiences and escape options that don’t require an overnight stay or long journeys. ResortPass is the ultimate partner helping curator members optimize their sales and distribution of unique amenities and unique spaces to guests and residents. ResortPass is the leading booking platform for day visitors, offering hotels and resorts a full-service solution to monetize their underutilized amenities and rooms and to increase additional income.
“The partnership with Curator means that we can tap real estate collection into a significant new revenue stream from the rapidly growing new market of day trippers,” said Romina Rozensztajn, Global VP of Sales & Account Management at ResortPass. “This strategic partnership is expected to generate significant new revenue for the participating hotels and help increase F&B volume across the collection.”
Sales and catering management platform
Tripleseat is a further addition to the Curator supplier portfolio and together offers over 300 years of experience in restaurant and hotel sales as well as in catering technology. With an integrated CRM, guest room control and event management platform, Tripleseat Curator member hotels will help streamline group sales, simplify the booking process and make teams more efficient.
“After decades in the hospitality industry, I founded Tripleseat to help hotel sales teams modernize and improve the guest experience at a lower cost than has been offered for the past 20 years,” said Jonathan Morse, CEO of Tripleseat. “The members of Curator exemplify the very market we want to help: world class independent and boutique hotels that focus on improving every detail of the guest experience while using the best technology to optimize operations. We bring the best companies together so that everyone can be successful. ”
About Curator Hotel & Resort Collection
Curator Hotel & Resort Collection is a unique collection of hand-picked small brands and independent lifestyle hotels and resorts worldwide, founded by the Pebblebrook Hotel Trust and seven industry-leading hotel operators. Curator offers lifestyle hotels the opportunity to compete together while giving its members the freedom to preserve what makes their hotels unique. It offers independent lifestyle hotels the benefits of partnering with other unique lifestyle hotels and brands while participating in world class company agreements, services and technology. Founding members of Curator include Pebblebrook Benchmark Global Hospitality, Davidson Hospitality Group, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Provenance, Sage Hospitality Group, Springboard Hospitality and Viceroy Hotels & Resorts. More information is available at www.curatorhotelsandresorts.com.
Allbridge is the trusted partner that delivers a connected experience with all networking technologies for the hospitality industry. Allbridge currently serves more than one million rooms nationwide and is the sole provider of real estate technology for system design, procurement, installation and day-to-day management. The company is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina with offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Scottsdale, Arizona and The Woodlands, Texas. Please visit www.allbridge.com for more information.
About Canary Technologies
Canary Technologies helps modernize the hotel technology stack with agile, cloud-based solutions to improve legacy workflows. Canary offers a range of innovative, PCI-compliant tools to help hotels deliver a better guest experience by bringing paper processes online. The company has offices in San Francisco and New York and serves thousands of hotels around the world. For more information, visit www.canarytechnologies.com or send an email to [email protected]
Pegasus combines high-tech innovation with high-touch service to give hoteliers more control over their sales and distribution strategy than ever before. Following the merger with Travel Tripper, Pegasus will enable hoteliers to better connect with their guests through an innovative and flexible platform of reservation, e-commerce, global sales and business intelligence solutions that help hotels drive demand and increase Increase sales and profitability, including Pegasus CRS named Best CRS 2021 by Hotel Tech Report. With more than 30 years of experience in global sales, Pegasus serves hotels in 120 countries from eight offices worldwide in New York, Scottsdale, Las Vegas, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Tokyo and Hyderabad. More information is available at www.pegs.com.
ResortPass is the leading booking platform for day trippers, offering hotels and resorts a full-service solution to monetize their unused amenities and increase additional income. Over 700 hotels in 150 cities, including top brands such as Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton, Fairmont, Hilton, Kimpton, Four Seasons, Omni Hotels & Resorts and many more, offer leisure and business facilities, experiences and spaces on the ResortPass platform for platform on-demand booking by local and visiting guests on selected days. ResortPass also offers a white label product for hotels to provide overnight guests with an easy way to book off-room amenities, activities and events online, a powerful solution to further optimize sales and improve the guest experience.
Tripleseat’s modern, cloud-based sales and catering platform is used by more than 15,000 properties in 30 different countries worldwide. Tripleseat makes it easy for sales teams to create and send group booking suggestions in minutes, saving them hours a day while increasing sales by an average of 30% or more. The functions of Tripleseat, coupled with their integrated CRM and various software partners, make them the leading software for independent boutique hotels.
About Pebblebrook Hotel Trust
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) is a publicly traded real estate investment trust (“REIT”) and the largest owner of lifestyle hotels in cities and resorts in the United States. The company owns 51 hotels with a total of approximately 12,600 guest rooms in 13 city and resort markets with a focus on the gateway cities of the west coast. For more information, visit www.pebblebrookhotels.com and follow us at @PebblebrookPEB.