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Cloudbeds Acquires OneRooftop and Steps Up Their Vacation Rental Offerings

Cloudbeds 10 October 2017
Cloudbeds, the leading provider of hospitality management software for independent properties (hotels, hostels, inns, bed and breakfasts, campgrounds, and more), today announced their acquisition of OneRooftop, an intuitive software solution and website builder for vacation rentals. The acquisition accelerates Cloudbeds' development efforts to provide the friendliest and most advanced property management solution for vacation rentals."We have always believed that independent operators are the future of hospitality and, more than ever, hosts and management companies need access to professional tools that will allow them to compete effectively in more established hospitality distribution outlets." said Adam Harris, Cloudbeds CEO and co-founder. "We are thrilled to have the OneRooftop team join our mission to be the number one trusted partner for all independent operators."OneRooftop, formerly known as WebChalet, was founded in 2010 by husband and wife team, Chad and Sarah Brubaker. As avid travelers, they wanted to fix what they saw was wrong with booking a vacation rental after a trip to Buenos Aires. For the past seven years, they've been building software to empower professional vacation rental businesses. In that time, they've managed to secure direct integrations and partnerships with some of the largest brands in the vacation rental space, including Airbnb and HomeAway."Together, Cloudbeds and OneRooftop are building a new kind of property management system," said Sarah Brubaker, co-founder of OneRooftop. "Our goal is to help vacation rentals compete within a changing and dynamic marketplace and give them access to the best tools to manage reservations and promote availability across OTAs.""We're bringing together the best of both worlds - our vacation rental know-how and Cloudbeds' expertise in hotel-style management and distribution will allow us to create an amazing product for vacation rental owners and managers." says Chad Brubaker, co-founder and CEO of OneRooftop. "We're looking forward to releasing the next generation of vacation rental software together."
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Cloudbeds Publishes WP Mybookings--a Free Hotel Booking Engine for WordPress

Cloudbeds 5 January 2016
a free hotel booking engine plugin for WordPress. WP Mybookings is the world's first free WordPress booking engine plugin designed specifically for the hospitality industry.WP Mybookings is completely commission-free, posing a challenge to developers of for-profit hotel booking engines. Most free booking engine plugins on WordPress are designed to cater to a wide range of businesses, including salons, massage parlors, and others that require bookings. WP Mybookings is designed just for hotels, b&bs, hostels, and guest houses. It includes all the features hotels need, works on any Wordpress website, and is mobile optimized.Cloudbeds has a long history with the WordPress ecosystem. Founders Adam Harris and Richard Castle previously ran a Wordpress plugin and theme development firm. They specialized in crafting hospitality-focused plugins and themes for the Wordpress ecosystem, among other things."We have spent years building websites, themes, and plugins for our clients using WordPress," said Richard Castle, cofounder and COO of Cloudbeds. "We felt that the WordPress community had limited options when it came to professionally built, modern hotel booking engines. We stepped in to fill the gap. We made sure that WP Mybookings has all the features busy hoteliers expect, and is built to exceed the high quality expectations of the WordPress community. I'm extremely pleased with the final result, and we hope that hoteliers will find it useful."WP Mybookings is also mobile responsive. This makes the booking engine future-proof while functioning beautifully on all mobile devices. WP Mybookings integrates completely with Cloudbeds' suite of software, including their myfrontdesk property management system and channel manager, myallocator. WP Mybookings also has a stand-alone option, making it perfectly functional even for hoteliers who do not use Cloudbeds' other software."We founded Cloudbeds to make sophisticated software for hoteliers," said Adam Harris, founder and CEO of Cloudbeds. "WP Mybookings is a natural extension of that goal. Many of our customers use WordPress to power their websites. Few hotel booking engines integrate seamlessly with WordPress. With WP Mybookings, hoteliers can now enjoy a powerful, feature-rich booking engine that fits in with their existing website theme and branding. It works great with our other software, or as a stand-alone booking engine. Hoteliers don't have to change the way they do business."Cloudbeds crafts management software for all accommodations, everywhere. Their range of hospitality management software includes property management system myfrontdesk, channel manager myallocator, and mybookings, their commission-free booking engine. Cloudbeds works hard to offer flexible technology solutions to make the daily working lives of hoteliers easier. This effort includes mygroup, a hotel group and association booking portal, and now WP Mybookings, crafted exclusively for WordPress users.Visit https://www.cloudbeds.com to learn more, and follow Cloudbeds on Twitter.

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