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01/11/2022

Curator Hotel & Resort Collection Selects Lefcon And Venza As Preferred Partners

LEFCON and VENZA will provide cybersecurity and IT services solutions to Curator's portfolio of more than 80 independent hotels and resorts. VENZA has also been named as the preferred partner for PCI compliance solutions.
Michal Christine Escobar
Senior Editor (Hotels)
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Curator Hotel & Resort Collection (“Curator”) announced that it selected LEFCON and VENZA as preferred partners to provide cybersecurity and IT services solutions to its portfolio of more than 80 independent hotels and resorts. In addition, VENZA has been named as the preferred partner for PCI compliance solutions. LEFCON and VENZA were selected due to their global reach, next-generation antivirus and security offerings, commitment to customer success, and industry reputation.

“Cybersecurity, including PCI compliance and information technology systems are complex and interrelated,” said Austin Segal, Vice President of Curator Hotel & Resort Collection. “Our partnership with LEFCON and VENZA provide our member hotels with access to predictive analytics to pinpoint and mitigate risks immediately. What were once isolated risks can now spread and cause cascading effects throughout a hotel’s operating system. LEFCON and VENZA provide trusted IT management solutions that will greatly benefit our ownership groups and management companies.”

LEFCON
Bringing more than 25 years of professional IT services within the hospitality industry, LEFCON delivers a highly specialized managed services solution that is tailored to meet the requirements of each hospitality business. LEFCON deploys top-tier solutions for email, security and compliance, asset management, and proactive network monitoring, all backed by a 24/7 support team and state-of-the-art network operations center. As a company focused on hospitality technology, LEFCON’s services include consulting services, new construction, opening management, network design and build, project governance, and turnkey IT solutions.

“Curator’s portfolio of independent and lifestyle hotels represents a growing sector that needs innovative IT solutions and reliable support, and both are services that LEFCON is known for,” said James Lefcakis, president of LEFCON. “Our 24/7 support model reflects the structure and needs of independent hotels, and our experience in hospitality allows for creative, fast and secure solutions to IT issues and potential upgrades for Curator’s collection of unique properties.”

VENZA
As a leader in hospitality governance, risk, and compliance, VENZA already works with many of Curator’s founding member properties to provide exceptional customer service and security tools, such as antivirus software, firewall management, help desk support, log and threat monitoring and remote monitoring and management.

“Operating hotels in this environment has become even more challenging when facing the ever- present risk of a cyber-breach,” said Jeff Venza, CEO of VENZA. “Curator members will now be able to leverage the VENZA GRC (Governance, Risk, and Compliance) platform to consolidate risk and opportunity into one space that provides organization and visibility. This is a unique time to own and operate an independent hotel. Curator has taken the time to properly vet leading vendors and negotiate effective operating agreements, which means members have best-in-class services and technology at their fingertips.”