Book. Stay. Go. eliminates upfront cost of mobile room key adoption for hotel partners through $100M strategic financing partnership with Direct Capital.
SAN FRANCISCO – June 14, 2016 – Book. Stay. Go., today announced a strategic partnership with Direct Capital, a division of CIT Bank, N.A., to provide $100M pre-approved equipment financing to hotel partners through the Book. Stay. Go. + ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Door Hardware Upgrade Program.
“Today, we are pleased to announce our strategic partnership with Direct Capital – the first of it’s kind in the industry to accelerate mobile key adoption,” said Viko Bhakta, CEO/Co-founder, Book. Stay. Go. “In our customer development, capital expenditure requirements to upgrade existing door locks and enable smartphone room keys are a valid, and often-asked question.”
“With our Direct Capital partnership, our customers can expect $0 capital expenditure requirements through our Book. Stay. Go. + ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Door Hardware Upgrade Program. Instead, partners and innovative hoteliers can expect a low monthly, fixed payment, which will have an immediate ROI with the increase in operationally efficient guests delivered at lower acquisition costs through Book. Stay. Go.,” said Bhakta.
“We are very excited to announce our partnership with Book. Stay. Go . to provide a wide variety of financing options to assist hotels in the Book. Stay. Go. + ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Door Hardware Upgrade Program,” said Samuel Young, Hospitality Financing, Direct Capital. “Our standing as a division of CIT Bank, N.A. allows us to provide $100M pre-approved equipment financing to accelerate mobile room key adoption in the hospitality industry – in addition, we pride ourselves on our ability to complete high level transactions fast, hassle free and at a great price.”
Earlier this year, Book. Stay. Go. launched an exclusive Book. Stay. Go. + ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Door Hardware Upgrade Program to onboard select hotel partners with a complete mobile solution, offering an entire software suite of mobile functionality, combined with door hardware upgrades to enable smartphone room keys provided by the most trusted hotel door hardware provider in the world, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality.
Starting today, the program is open to all hotels, including luxury, lifestyle and boutique hotels, as well as branded hotel owners. Hotel partners can easily apply for pre-approved financing by visiting www.ve-go.com and access the Direct Capital application directly from the homepage. Hotel partners can also apply for Direct Capital pre-approved financing at HITEC Booth #1336 in New Orleans.
Hotels join Book. Stay. Go. to offer an entire software suite of mobile functionality, including mobile booking, check-in, check out and chat messaging. Through the Book. Stay. Go. + Assa Abloy Hospitality Door Hardware Upgrade Program, hotel partners upgrade door hardware to enable smartphone room keys and complete the mobile experience.
With Book. Stay. Go., travelers can control their entire stay from their mobile device, with a single, slick mobile app. The app offers a number of useful features for travelers, including deep Uber integration, which allows users to automatically link their hotel destination information into the Uber app, for hassle-free travel to and from the hotel.
Below is the full feature list now available on Book. Stay. Go.:
- Offer high-demand, last-minute and corporate rates
- Direct mobile bookings
- Mobile check-in prior to arrival
- Skip front desk with smartphone digital room key
- Free WiFi network & password info
- One-tap Uber trip integration
- Mobile check out with expense reporting options, including Expensify
To become a member of the Book. Stay. Go. + ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Door Hardware Upgrade Program, visit Booth #1336 at HITEC New Orleans and go home a Mobile Hero!