NATIONAL REPORT—Whether it’s celebrating an anniversary, receiving an award, earning a certification, debuting a new product or expanding the business, hotel companies and vendors achieve new milestones on a daily basis. Here’s a look at recent accomplishments:
AAHOA, Extended Stay America to Partner
AAHOA and Extended Stay America Inc. entered a new partnership that will facilitate relationships between the brand and AAHOA’s 18,500-plus members.
“Extended Stay America is proud to partner with AAHOA to showcase the opportunities for growth and the profitability of the extended-stay model. …,” said Jim Alderman, chief development officer, Extended Stay America.
“… We look forward to their presence at AAHOA’s regional conferences and trade shows and at our 2020 Convention and Trade Show in Orlando, FL,” said Rachel Humphrey, AAHOA’s interim president.
Eleven Reaches More Than One Million Rooms Worldwide
Eleven, a provider of cloud-based central authentication management systems, is undergoing rapid expansion. The ElevenOS platform enables hoteliers and multifamily property managers around the globe to deliver a seamless WiFi experience. In July, the company celebrated the onboarding of its millionth room on ElevenOS, marking a significant milestone in the company’s history.
Angie Hospitality Earns Award for Best Travel, Leisure, or Hospitality Experience
Angie Hospitality has been selected by an expert panel of judges as the “Best Travel, Leisure, or Hospitality Experience” at the 2019 Voice Summit Awards. The Voice Summit is the world’s largest event celebrating voice technology, which took place July 22-25 at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, NJ.
Following its anonymous nomination for the “Best Travel, Leisure, or Hospitality Experience” category, Angie Hospitality shared the stage with fellow nominees SmartBeings Inc. and Orderscape, ultimately claiming the top honor in the hospitality voice technology category. The 2019 Voice Summit Awards were created to honor the forerunners in the emerging voice tech community who have fostered innovation throughout the industry, and awards are offered to both individuals and organizations.
Travel Tripper/Pegasus Now Serves More Than 85,000 Rooms
Travel Tripper, a technology innovator serving the hospitality industry, now provides its platform of reservations, distribution and digital marketing solutions to more than 85,000 hotel rooms across the U.S., including nearly every hotel on Fremont St. in Las Vegas. The company is partnering with these properties as they update legacy technology systems in order to take advantage of impactful CRS innovations in guest loyalty integrations, data analytics and revenue management.
Following the opening of a satellite office in Las Vegas and a concerted effort to grow its gaming division in 2015, the company has increased its market share from a handful of casino partners to more than 31% of the casino resorts in the U.S., based on room count. As a result, the Las Vegas team has grown to five full-time employees, covering sales, project management, client services and legal needs, all specializing in gaming hospitality.