Vancouver’s Operto Guest Technologies announced today that they have acquired STAYmyway, a smart hospitality technology company based in Murcia, Spain.
Operto – from the Italian word aperto; meaning to open – is a leading property automation and IoT operating system for vacation rentals, hotels, and serviced apartments. Earlier this year the company raised a $15 million Series A funding round.
Founded in 2014, STAYmyway is a prominent technology provider throughout the European accommodation market and in 2021 announced an exclusive partnership with Accor Hotels to provide the technology that powers the Accor Key progam 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 5,000 hotels, operating in 100+ countries worldwide.
STAYmyway has also developed proprietary, patented hardware solutions that allow for old “offline” locks, to be upgraded to modern, 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 with Operto BOOST 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.
“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 CEO Steve Davis commented.
“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.”