Partnership between brands will allow hotels to expedite the mobile check-in processes
INTELITY, the global travel industry’s first integrated guest experience and staff management technology provider, is announcing its partnership with Acuant, a leading Identity Proofing Platform, to offer secure identity verification via the Intelity platform. Through this partnership, Intelity’s customers will soon be able to offer their guests remote identity check as part of the existing mobile check-in process to further streamline the guest experience before they step foot onto a property.
“We are excited about this partnership that combines our AssureID technology with Intelity’s mobile check-in and mobile key delivery. This will enhance the guest experience at hotels worldwide and illustrates how we serve to reduce consumer friction and fraud simultaneously,” said Acuant President and CEO Yossi Zekri.
Acuant’s AssureID provides instant ID authentication and verification through Intelity’s mobile guest apps, as well as the mobile SDK. Guests will be able to submit their ID for verification during remote check-in, and, upon confirming their identity, activate their mobile key, upgrade rooms, and further simplify the check-in process for front desk staff.
“At Intelity, we make it our priority to improve the guest experience for our hotel partners. Friction at the front desk and delays at check-in remain ongoing pain points for guests and hotel operators alike,” said Intelity CEO Robert Stevenson. “With our platform’s extensive suite of mobile capabilities and Acuant’s ID verification platform, we are one step closer to a fully tracked, optimized and automated check-in process.”
Hospitality technology partnership offers hotels a suite of tools to manage their properties and interact with guests
INTELITY, the global travel industry’s leading enterprise mobile and in-room technology platform, and ALICE, the hospitality industry’s leading operations platform, announced today they have teamed up to offer hotels the most complete suite of tools available to manage their hotels and interact with guests.
Through Intelity’s enterprise platform, hotels can access important guest-facing tools such as a customizable mobile app, in-room tablets, mobile key, voice, TV casting, and more. Through ALICE’s operations platform, hotels gain a best-in-class back-of-house operations system that streamlines staff communication and centralizes task management across staff departments. This integration seamlessly connects the two platforms and offers hotels by far the most sophisticated way to coordinate operations with guest activity that is available on the market today.
Technology, and providing the ease and efficiency hotel guests demand, is critical. Studies show that guests want hotels to continue investing in technology and to offer tools that allow them more control over their hotel experience. Guests want to be able to use their smartphone and a mobile app to control various aspects of their booking and stay, and in the hotel room, they want the types of technology they are accustomed to at home. Sixty-five percent of hotel guests say they are willing to pay higher rates and are more likely to return to a hotel that offers access to the technology they consider important.
While Intelity and ALICE are great platforms separately, together they provide an amazingly full guest journey that addresses what guests want. They can check in with the mobile app on their smartphone, bypass the front desk, and use their device as a room key. During their stay, they can request services and place orders, which are processed through ALICE’s platform. Intelity, which is in the process of merging with the cloud-based guest experience and management platform KEYPR, lets guests connect easily with the hotel, its staff, amenities, and the neighborhood.
ALICE tracks to-dos, ensures staff accountability and provides advanced reporting so owners and managers know exactly what’s happening on their property at all times. Routing guest requests and communications directly to the applicable staff member saves time, reduces the chance of error, and redefines operational excellence.
“After 10 years in the industry, we’ve seen a lot of companies come and go,” says Intelity CEO David Adelson. “But ALICE stands apart. The team at ALICE has built a great platform that is highly successful and in demand. We are happy to have brought this integration live, and look forward to our future collaborations.”
“We are excited to deliver this joint solution to our customers,” says ALICE President, Alex Shashou. “Intelity is a company that has been at the forefront of in-room guest technology for years. The industry is starting to see some really positive data around the impact of mobile and in-room tablets on the guest experience.”
Both Intelity and ALICE are Forbes Travel Guide Brand Officials, and more than a third of all Forbes Travel Guide hotels use Intelity or ALICE – or both. To request a demo of both platforms, visit www.aliceplatform.com/intelity. The companies are offering 10% off both solutions and a free integration if signed in 2018.
About ALICE By joining all the departments of your hotel onto a single operations platform for internal communication and task management, ALICE helps your staff act as a team to provide consistently excellent service. Since the company was founded in 2013, ALICE has gained serious traction in the industry working many of the world’s leading hotel brands, including Two Roads Hospitality, Dream Hotel Group, Grupo Posadas, SIXTY Hotels, NYLO Hotels, and Leading Hotels of the World. The company acquired concierge technology provider GoConcierge in 2017. For more information, visit https://www.aliceplatform.com.
About Intelity Solutions, Inc. Intelity, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is the creator of the world’s first and most widely used integrated guest services platform, ICE (Interactive Customer Experience). With certified integrations to all major hotel back-end management systems (POS, PMS, Ticketing, Spa and Room Controls), Intelity’s complete guest service platform is a centralized property-automation system that delivers concierge-level services, guest request tracking and fulfillment, business-intelligence analytics, marketing/messaging capabilities, and a full content management system. Since beginning operations in 2007, the Inc. 5000 company has gained a reputation as a leader in hospitality technology with installations across six continents, including most major brands and many celebrated independent properties. Intelity was recently designated as the “Official Mobile & In-Room Technology Provider” for Forbes Travel Guide, as well as the “Best Mobile App in Hospitality” from Travel Weekly’s Magellan Awards and the “World’s Leading Hotel Brand App” from the World Travel Awards. For more information, please visit www.intelity.com.