Los Angeles — Beekeeper continues to dominate in the hospitality technology space, this time being named "Hottest Technology 2019" during the America's Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) inaugural "ALIS Tech Challenge: What's Hot in Technology?" competition held here yesterday. Beekeeper was one of five hotel technology companies vying for this top honor (participants included 4DPresence/4Dp Live, Intelity, myDigitalOffice, Spaceez, and Travelsify). Judges were wowed by the company's operational communications platform and the mobile app's ability to digitize a hotel's non-desk workforce by connecting operational systems and communication channels within one secure, intuitive interface.
"The labor issue continues to keep c-level hotel executives up at night, especially now that unemployment is at an all-time low and the cost of labor is on the rise with no signs of slowing," said Connie Rheams, Beekeeper VP of Hospitality. "To overcome these challenges, hoteliers must create an environment where their employees want to work and build a career. Beekeeper was designed to connect employers and employees through technology. We understand that businesses struggle with employee engagement due to a lack of high-quality, engaging tools for internal communication. Therefore, we built an operational communication platform that ensures employer/employee engagement, makes employees happy, and keeps them wanting to come to work day after day.
"We would like to thank ALIS for adding this Tech Challenge to their impressive line-up of educational sessions and networking events," Rheams said. "We are honored to have been recognized today, and we hope to hold this title for years to come as we begin expanding our communication platform beyond messaging by adding operational features to increase employees' efficiency and alignment."
Earlier this month, Beekeeper was named a "2019 Top Rated Operations Product" for employee engagement and was ranked among the "Top 10 Best Places to Work in Hotel Tech 2019" by HotelTechReport. Last year the platform was named "Most Innovative Technology of 2018" by Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG); voted "People's Choice" at HITEC® Houston 2018 as part of the Entrepreneur 20X Competition hosted by Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals (HFTP); and earned the "Most Innovative Hotel Technology" 2018 designation during the Tech Pitch at HX: The Hotel Experience. It was also named the 59th Fastest Growing Company in 2018 by SaaS 1000.
At ALIS, Beekeeper is showcasing a robust set of new features that will make it fast and easy for multi-property management companies and global brand enterprises to better gauge and impact engagement. Called "Locations", this new feature set means that Beekeeper is the only product on the market empowering corporate / headquarters administrators to accurately reflect the structure and working styles of their organization in their digital workplace app - right down to real-time local management and engagement. This is not purely a matter of analytics and communication; the new Locations feature also is highly operational, expanding the potential of managers to autonomously provide their employees with the right tools they need to do their jobs. At a global level, administrators get a clear overview of exactly what's going on and can zoom in on properties at the click of a button.
To learn more about Beekeeper and its award-winning employee-engagement platform, visit the ALIS Tech Lounge located outside the Platinum Ballroom for the duration of the show.
Beekeeper is an award-winning operational communication platform that digitizes the non-desk workforce by connecting operational systems and communication channels within one secure, intuitive interface. Beekeeper connects colleagues across locations and departments in real time via mobile or desktop devices and includes an intelligent dashboard to help companies improve internal communication and streamline business processes.
The company is based in Zurich and San Francisco and supports users in more than 130 countries. Clients include Heathrow Airport, Seaboard Foods, and Marriott.