Atlanta, Shiji has today announced it has acquired StayNTouch, Inc. The addition of StayNTouch's innovative and cloud based hotel management tools to Shiji's growing hotel technology stack will enable both StayNTouch and Shiji customers to seamlessly integrate across multiple hotel and travel technology systems.
StayNTouch brings an innovative suite of hotel management solutions for complete or partial mobile hotel property management. Scalable from small hotels, to 1000+ room hotels StayNTouch has proven their technology is easy to use while being robust and reliable. The modular design of the system makes it usable for hotels that already have an on-premise PMS or hotels that want to shift to future proof cloud based systems.
"Our vision is that the future of hotel technology needs to be open and accessible to every hotel group or technology provider. If hotels want everything or just a part of the stack we want the technology to integrate as seamlessly as possible and be available to all. StayNTouch is an excellent example of this and we are thrilled to have them as part of the Shiji Group." said Kevin King, COO Shiji Group.
StayNtouch impressed Shiji with their growth and customer retention, which led to the acquisition. Shiji has been invested in the company since 2016.
"Becoming part of the Shiji Group is exciting for us. Our incredible growth has been exciting but joining a larger group with local sales and support network globally means we can bring our technology to many more hotels while still remaining close to our clients. It's a unique opportunity for any tech company like ours." Says Jos Schaap, CEO and Founder of StayNTouch.
StayNTouch will be integrated into Shiji Group as a fully owned subsidiary. Jos will continue to lead the company and take an active role in Shiji Senior Management team focused on global expansion.
The focus for StayNTouch as a Shiji Group Brand will be to accelerate their successful growth trajectory using Shiji Group's existing network of sales and support teams, in the USA and China, throughout Europe (Munich, Berlin, London, Lisbon, Spain), and Asia/Pacific (Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Beijing, Shanghai, and Sydney) empowering their internal product teams can increase development of new features and service existing customers.
StayNTouch is a "Software as a Service" hotel property management systems (PMS) Developed with mobility in mind, it operates on tablets and smartphones, empowering hotel employees to exceed guest expectations at multiple touch points.
Powering over 90,000 rooms globally, StayNTouch streamlines operations, increases margins, and revolutionizes how front-line staff connects with guests. StayNTouch is a trusted partner to many of the most forward-thinking hotels, resorts, casinos and chains in the industry, including Yotel, Zoku Amsterdam, Valencia Hotels, The Freehand Hotels, Modus hotels and the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.
Shiji Group provides software solutions and services for the hospitality, food service, retail and entertainment industries, ranging from hotel management solutions, to food and beverage and retail systems, payment gateways, data management, online distribution and more.
Founded in 1998 as a network solutions provider for hotels, Shiji Group today comprises 3,000 employees in 70+ subsidiaries and brands, serving over 60,000 hotels, 200,000 restaurants and 400,000 retail outlets.
With the benefit of investment partners such as Alibaba, Shiji develops a network of cloud technology platforms that facilitate data exchange by connecting businesses vertically and horizontally across related industries. The importance of cross-industry integration to connect all levels of the supply chain, from guests, to distributors and suppliers of all types is a critical part of our mission. Our goal is to facilitate the transition to fully integrated systems for our clients through a network of platforms that communicate securely and easily so our clients can focus on their core competencies of serving their customers and guests.