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IT to thank for most of Radisson Hotel Group’s business initiatives

CIO

With stints at Procter & Gamble, HPE and DHL, Jaime González-Peralta landed at Radisson Hotel Group four years ago as CIO for EMEA and then became global CIO in April 2020 — a particularly complex moment due to the paralysis that the pandemic inflicted on the world of travel. How many people, then, make up Radisson’s IT area worldwide?

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Choice Hotels’ all-in cloud journey to sustainable business value

CIO

Choice Hotels International’s early and big bet on the cloud has allowed it to glean the many benefits of its digital transformation and devote more energies to a key corporate value — sustainability, its CIO maintains. It also helped reduce energy consumption and costs. It is the brains of everything — our core system.

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Thynk wants to upgrade hotel stays with a vertical software platform

TechCrunch

For instance, in the hospitality industry, Amenitiz focuses exclusively on independent hotels and B&Bs. Of couse, when you arrive at a hotel, the receptionist is sitting in front of a computer. And yet, hotels have changed quite a lot in recent years. Moreover, they work for several hotels at the same time.

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Kayak co-leads Life House’s $60M Series C to ‘reimagine’ the hotel experience

TechCrunch

Life House , a boutique hotel brand that has built software aimed at helping independent hotel owners and operators, has raised $60 million in a Series C round of funding co-led by new investors Kayak and Inovia Capital. Rami Zeidan started Life House after nearly a decade of working in different areas of the hotel industry.

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Major hotel chains can’t stop inventing new brands

The Hustle

We at the hotel, motel — yet another inn? Major companies — the Hiltons, Marriotts, and Hyatts of the world — are spawning new hotel brands at a rapid pace. But most of the major brands don’t actually own many of their hotels; instead, they rely on franchise models, giving owners the rights to specific brands.

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Amenitiz wants to upgrade the tech stack of independent hotels

TechCrunch

In more technical terms, Amenitiz has been building a vertical software-as-a-service product that combines everything you need to run a hotel. In particular, Amenitiz takes care of three important bricks in the hotel industry — it’s a property management system, it acts a channel manager and it let you accept direct bookings more easily.

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Hotel Engine raises $65M at a $1.3B valuation as corporate travel rebounds

TechCrunch

Further evidence that travel is rebounding lies in the number of people staying in hotels, and the money going into startups that serve the industry as well as travelers. Hotel Engine is the latest such startup, having just raised $65 million in a Series B round at a $1.3 Image Credits: CEO and Founder Elia Wallen / Hotel Engine.

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