Operto Guest Technologies, a provider of smart device automation and SAAS-based software technologies for the global hotel, multi-family, vacation and short-term rental industries, today announces its acquisition of STAYmyway, a smart hospitality technology company based in Murcia, Spain.
Founded in 2014, STAYmyway has grown into a prominent technology provider throughout the European accommodation market. In 2021, STAYmyway announced an exclusive partnership with Accor Hotels, to provide the technology that powers the “Accor Key” program, across its global network. With Operto’s acquisition of STAYmyway, the company plans to accelerate the rollout of this program, which encompasses Accor’s portfolio of over 5000 hotels, operating in over 100 countries worldwide.
STAYmyway has also developed proprietary, patented hardware solutions that allow for old “offline” locks, to be upgraded to modern, BLE/Bluetooth-enabled locks without the prohibitive expense of replacing the original lock and subsequent door. The hardware solutions work across most major lock brands, and provide hoteliers the ability to enable a modern digital check-in experience for their customers, at a fraction of the cost of lock replacement. By verifying and digitally checking-in guests before they arrive at a property, operators can drastically reduce their staffing and guest administration burden, while allowing guests to access their room without stopping at the front desk. Now known as Operto BOOST, this fast, cost effective, and reliable way of checking a guest into a property will be welcome news for the 97% of US hotel operators who report labour shortages.
Steve Davis, CEO of Operto:
“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. 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.”
“2022 continues to be an absolutely huge year of growth at Operto, in terms of revenue, reach into new accommodation verticals, and the launching of new products and services to delight our customers. Looking forward, STAYmyway, with its breakthrough technology and amazing engineering team, will only give more momentum to our business by increasing our reach and putting yet another tool in our kit to help customers improve their operations and satisfy their guests.”
Faustino Fernandez, CEO of STAYmyway:
“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. Operto already has an incredible reputation for delivering best-in-class technology solutions, to hotels, short term and vacation rentals across the world, and our team is committed to continuing to deliver this level of excellence to our customers.”