NEW YORK – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Dec. 7 2021–
MCR, the 4th largest hotelier in the United States and one of Fast business 10 Most Innovative Travel Companies of 2020, Acquired Optii, the only cloud-based predictive technology for improving hotel operations.
Optii will continue to be a stand-alone company with its existing management team consisting of CEO Katherine Grass, Founder and CSO Soenke Weiss and CRO Deborah Pevenstein.
MCR’s portfolio of 140 branded and independent hotels will be independent clients of Optii, which will continue to deliver its product to forward-thinking hotel companies. No data will be shared with MCR. MCR will mobilize its 4,000 hotel team members – who will use Optii for 20,000 rooms per day – to promote innovative product improvements.
Staynttouch property management system software, another stand-alone company owned by MCR, will integrate with Optii.
A data-driven platform powered by artificial intelligence, Optii has revolutionized housekeeping technology, optimizing work and cleaning sequences for faster turnaround times and lower costs. With its Service and Chat products, Optii streamlines internal communication, allowing managers to automatically assign and track guest tasks and requests in real time, eliminating calls by 95%. The user-friendly interface for mobile and tablet can be accessed anywhere, whether on or off the property.
Used by hotels to clean more than 10 million rooms worldwide, Optii has experienced stratospheric growth over the past year as hoteliers seek to increase housekeeping productivity while committing to meet standards. Covid-19 protocols and dealing with labor shortages.
Fully configurable, the platform connects to numerous property management systems and is a premier solution for hotels of all sizes, from boutique 50-room properties to 3,000-room casinos. Unlike any other hotel technology, remote integration is led by experts – former executive housekeepers. The software’s artificial intelligence gets smarter over time – around week four, the technology reaches its peak in terms of operational efficiency.
Optii has an aggressive expansion strategy which includes the imminent introduction of a preventive maintenance product.
Katherine Grass, CEO of Optii, said: “We are honored to have been selected by MCR to join their portfolio of companies. This acquisition will significantly strengthen our ability to provide hotels around the world with the technology they need to be successful in today’s operating environment. More and more hotels are realizing that investing in the right technology at this unique moment can be a key lever for success. This is a huge growth opportunity for our company to continue its momentum in the United States and Europe, as well as to further develop our leadership position in Asia.
Tyler Morse, CEO of MCR, adds Tyler Morse: “Innovation is a core value of MCR and the acquisition of Optii advances our mission. In our 140 hotels, we have used all the cleaning technologies on the market – and Optii is simply the best. MCR’s investment in Optii will expand its global reach and provide the company with the resources to continue to introduce cutting-edge technology into the hospitality industry.
About Optii Solutions
Optii, headquartered in Austin, TX, and with offices in New York, London, and Brisbane, is a hotel operations solution that harnesses smarter technologies such as artificial intelligence, analytics, messaging and mobility to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of hotel operations teams. Optii operates in real time and enables hotels to streamline their operations, reduce costs and improve the guest experience in a proven and tangible way, without requiring capital expenditures or complex integrations. Optii is used by hotels around the world including the Venetian Macao, part of Las Vegas Sands, La Cantera Resort & Spa and The Don Cesar in the US, Okada Manilla Resort & Casino, Doma Hotels, Marriott, IHG and more again. For more information on Optii, please visit optiisolutions.com.
- 4th hotelier in the USA
- $ 4.0 billion portfolio of 140 premium brand hotels
- MCR operates 8 Marriott brands, 6 Hilton brands and a number of unreported independent hotels
- 20,000 rooms in 34 states and 84 cities
- Founded in 2006
- Offices in New York, Dallas, Chicago and Richmond, Virginia
- 4,000 team members across the country
- Three-time recipient of Marriott Partnership Circle Award, the highest honor that Marriott gives to its owner and franchise partners
- Beneficiary of Hilton Legacy Award for Best Performer
- For the TWA hotel at JFK New York Airport, MCR won the Development of the Year Award (Full Service) at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), the Urban Land Institute New York Excellence in Hotel Development Award and the American Institute of Architects National Architecture Award, the highest honor awarded by the AIA
- Named one of Fast businessThe 10 most innovative travel agencies of 2020
- For more information, please visit mcrhotels.com
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