This week’s roundup is highlighted by React Mobile appointing an interim CEO, Plava Laguna choosing IDeaS’ revenue management system and Operto acquiring VRScheduler. Read about all that and more below.
React Mobile names John Stachowiak interim CEO
React Mobile board member John Stachowiak has been named interim CEO replacing Robb Monkman, who has resigned. Monkman will remain on the board of directors. A search for a permanent React Mobile CEO is underway.
Stachowiak has more than 25 years of experience in finance and strategic management. He has held numerous board positions, including serving as chairman of the board and CEO of STAR 21 Networks AG, and joined the React Mobile board in 2019.
Plava Laguna partners with IDeaS
Plava Laguna, a multi-segment, leisure hotel company, has selected IDeaS G3 Revenue Management System (RMS) to automate processes and leverage the technology ahead of an anticipated busy summer season.
Plava Laguna’s multi-segment portfolio includes hotels, villas, apartment resorts, campsites with pitches, glamping tents and mobile homes. G3 RMS will help the hotel group be agile and proactive in the face of a volatile and uncertain market. Having been more reliant on tour agency business in the past, Plava Laguna will leverage IDeaS to transition to a more direct and transient business approach. Beyond the ability to easily integrate its revenue management processes across all its properties, another key driver in its decision-making process was the transparency and power of the deep analytics of G3 RMS to enable holistic visualization of critical data insights.
Operto acquires VRScheduler
Operto Guest Technologies, a leader in property automation and IoT control systems for the hotel, vacation and short-term rental industries, has acquired VRScheduler. Founded in 2017, VRScheduler’s platform enables property managers of all property types to better manage and deploy their operational resources, dramatically lowering costs and increasing efficiency.
The VRScheduler platform will continue to be developed alongside the Operto operating ecosystem, as a “sister” brand, maintaining its existing leadership and team. Operto recently launched its proprietary Connect operating system earlier this year, eliminating common friction points for guests, owners and operational teams, while enabling seamless, personalized stays. Further, Connect improves guest satisfaction, creates greater operating efficiency and drives revenue generation opportunities for its customers.
The Century House hotel selects Comcast Business company
Deep Blue Communications, a Comcast Business company, has revealed that The Century House, an upscale hotel and event space in upstate New York that is part of the Choice Hotels franchise, has selected its wireless connectivity services to extend current WiFi coverage to the hotel’s new open-air outdoor conference and event venue.
Deep Blue Communications, a Comcast Business company that combines the power and reliability of advanced technology with award-winning managed WiFi solutions, has provided managed WiFi service and guest WiFi for the hotel’s indoor spaces for the past seven years. The Century House approached Deep Blue with its idea for the new outdoor venue, which would need WiFi coverage to keep event attendees connected.
As business returns to normal, The Century House plans to roll out a new guest WiFi network, which Deep Blue Communications will design and install.
Palladium Hotel Group honored with sustainable tourism award
Palladium Hotel Group has received the Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award at the International Tourism Fair (FITUR) 2021 by the InterMundial Foundation. The hotel group was recognized for “the involvement of the business group in the development and activation of tourism that advocates responsible practices with the environment, the economy and local society.”
Javier Garcia Cuenca, president, International Tourism Fair, presented the award to the Spanish hotel group. He highlighted Palladium Hotel Group’s commitment to the environment and its efforts to eliminate single-use plastics from its hotels. Hugo Lecanda, director, operations for BLESS Collection Hotels and TRS Hotels for Europe, accepted the award on behalf of Palladium Hotel Group. He expressed gratitude for the distinction and reinforced the hotel group’s commitment to the global environment, collaborators and communities where all properties operate.