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:
WizeHire selected by Choice Hotels for hyper-personalized hiring
Hiring solution WizeHire has been selected as a qualified vendor by Choice Hotels International Inc. to help its franchised hotels bring Americans back to work in hospitality jobs.
WizeHire’s platform helps busy hoteliers fill the roles they need for their businesses by providing customizable job templates created with industry experts, built-in pre-screening tools specifically for hospitality jobs and benchmarks that help identify the soft skills needed for numerous hotel roles. With WizeHire’s suite of recruiting tools, franchise owners will be able to hire qualified candidates more efficiently.
All Choice Hotels franchised locations nationwide will have the opportunity to leverage WizeHire’s elevated hiring experience that caters to busy hoteliers. Franchise owners will be able to hire service-oriented talent more efficiently so they can focus on providing a superior experience for their guests.
The INN at Meadowbrook adopts BeyondTV GuestCast
Hotel Internet Services (HIS) has implemented its BeyondTV GuestCast in-room entertainment solution at The INN at Meadowbrook in Prairie Village, KS. The independent boutique property is a new hotel near Kansas City, located in the Meadowbrook Park development.
By adopting BeyondTV GuestCast, The INN at Meadowbrook can now provide its guests with the hassle-free ability to cast from thousands of mobile-based compatible apps. From Netflix and Hulu to Amazon Prime, Disney+ and ESPN, guests can view their own content on guestroom television screens without having to enter in sensitive login information.
In addition to sidestepping the need for guests to share username and password details, BeyondTV GuestCast is also designed to provide hoteliers and their guests with device isolation capabilities. This feature importantly prevents cross-room communication and the inadvertent casting of content to televisions located in other guestrooms.
Viceroy Hotel & Resorts gives back to healthcare professionals
Viceroy Hotels & Resorts is extending and expanding its Contribution Without Compromise initiative, which gives 50% off rates to healthcare professionals. It will now be offered until Oct. 31 and is open to all healthcare professionals.
Launched last summer with local hospital partners near select hotel locations to show support and gratitude for hospitals and healthcare workers affected by the pandemic, Contribution Without Compromise is simple: by booking a room at Viceroy Hotels & Resorts, a guest contributes to a healthcare worker’s future, much-deserved vacation at any of Viceroy’s hotels across the world.
Aclaimant raises $15M in Series B financing
Aclaimant, an insight-driven workflow platform for safety and risk management, has raised $15 million in Series B equity and debt funding led by Next Coast Ventures.
This brings the company’s total funds raised to over $20 million. Adam Rogers, former CEO of Ultimate Software, and existing investors Mercury Fund, KEC Ventures, Royal Street Ventures and Aspen Capital Group also participated in the round.
The company will use the new funds to double down on product innovation, increase hiring across all departments, accelerate client acquisition and sales as well as marketing and partnership development. Aclaimant will continue to add key talent across the risk management spectrum to grow and expand its in-house subject matter expertise.
Amadeus expands hoteliers’ access to historical market insight
Responding to continually changing market conditions, Amadeus has expanded the Demand360 solution to include two years of historical market data. The combined visibility of 2019 and 2020 occupancy and pace data, and 12 months of forward-looking, on-the-books business, will deliver unprecedented insight, enabling hoteliers to build strategic recovery plans and capture emerging market demand, according to the company.
This complimentary new depth of market insight is immediately available as part of Amadeus’ Demand360 solution.