Operational communication platform improving hotels’ bottom lines, reducing employee turnover, and helping hoteliers to better compete in the digital age
San Francisco, Jan. 22, 2019 — When you’re hailed as a “Top Rated Operations Product of 2019” for employee engagement and the technology is designed by a company ranked among the “Top 10 Best Places to Work in Hotel Tech 2019,” then it’s logical to be spotlighted during the highly anticipated America’s Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS). Next week, Beekeeper will be one of five companies vying for the “Hottest Technology 2019” title during “The New ALIS Tech Challenge: What’s Hot in Technology?” Judged by hotel owners and investors, the inaugural award program will define which technology is No. 1 when it comes to helping hotels improve the bottom line for owners and operators. ALIS will be held January 28 to 30 at the JW Marriott & Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Beekeeper is widely recognized for earning hospitality’s top technology honors for its operational communication platform that digitizes the non-desk workforce by connecting operational systems and communication channels within one secure, intuitive interface. Last year the platform was named “Most Innovative Technology of 2018” by Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG); voted “People’s Choice” at HITEC® Houston 2018 as part of the Entrepreneur 20X Competition hosted by Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals (HFTP); and earned the “Most Innovative Hotel Technology” 2018 designation during the Tech Pitch at HX: The Hotel Experience. It was also named the 59th Fastest Growing Company in 2018 by SaaS 1000.
“Any time we have the opportunity to present hospitality’s No. 1 employee communications app and operational communications platform to hotel owners, operators and investors, it’s a win,” said Connie Rheams, Beekeeper VP of Hospitality. “The industry is buzzing about Beekeeper for a reason – it has all the workplace tools a hotel company needs in one intuitive platform . . . and it makes employees happy, thereby reducing turnover and driving revenue to the bottom line.
“We all know how difficult it is to connect with hotel employees because in a 24/7 work environment, cross-team collaboration is near impossible,” she said. “Factor in that on average, 83% of a hotel’s hourly employee do not have a work email address and don’t sit behind a desk, and the challenge to engage with those people responsible for touching and serving your guests heightens. Beekeeper is a fun and easy way for owners and operators to engage employees and connect them digitally to the organization. When colleagues are connected, it makes them feel part of the hotel family, thereby making it difficult to take a job elsewhere due to relationships forged. But this is just a very small part of the Beekeeper success story. We can’t wait to tell you even more next week at ALIS.”
Joining Beekeeper in its quest for the “Hottest Technology” title at ALIS is 4DPresence/4Dp Live, Intelity, myDigitalOffice, Spaceez, and Travelsify. Each company will have five minutes to present their technology to the judges on Monday, Jan. 28, at 11:30 a.m. At the end of the challenge, a trophy will be presented to winner. All participants will be available throughout the conference at the ALIS Tech Lounge, an area outside the Platinum Ballroom for delegates to meet and network, as well as a place for face-to-face interactions with the new ALIS Tech Challenge companies.