Operto Guest Technologies, a specialist in hotel and rentals automation, has acquired digital access company STAYmyway for an undisclosed amount.
Spain-based STAYmyway announced an exclusive partnership with Accor for the group’s Accor Key program last year, and Operto now plans to accelerate the rollout of the digital key program.
STAYmyway, which was founded in 2014, also offers solutions enabling older locks to be upgraded to Bluetooth-enabled locks without the need to replace the original lock or door.
The technology, which also enables hotels and property managers to check in guests digitally before they arrive, will now be known as Operto Boost.
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“We are building Operto to help our customers deliver better guest experiences through simple, and affordable, technology solutions. Our acquisition of STAYmyway fits extremely well within this vision,” says Steve Davis, CEO of Operto.
“Operto Boost will help bring pre-arrival guest verification, check-in and mobile entry into the mainstream for accommodation providers worldwide. With the ability to reuse and upgrade existing hardware, at a fraction of the normal replacement cost, we are also helping operators meaningfully lower their carbon footprint and keep perfectly good hardware out of the landfill.”
Faustino Fernandez, CEO of STAYmyway, adds: “The entire team at STAYmyway couldn’t be more excited about continuing our collective journey with Operto. We share in their vision of enabling incredible guest experiences, through technology that surprises and delights the customer, while removing common day-to-day operational challenges from the owner. Adding our proprietary hardware and software expertise, into an established industry leader like Operto, paves the way for even better solutions and support for our customers around the world.”
Canada-based Operto raised $12 million earlier this year and said the funds would go toward expansion into other accommodation verticals as well as product development.
Last year, the company acquired VRScheduler, which provides property management tools including booking and distribution for vacation rentals.