With €750,000 in seed funding, we're building the company and product to grow faster and service clients better.
We’ve had a great time at ITB in March - our first-ever participation to this prestigious industry fair was a success. ITB was an important step in a journey that spans three years of challenges and accomplishments: RoomChecking is a world-class tool that modernises hotels and alleviates stress at every level of housekeeping and maintenance operations. We've grown to a team of 11 staff and onboarded hotels from luxury to budget across the world. We've researched and negotiated hardware deals with most of the smartphone manufacturers on the market. And we are counting 50+ certified PMS integrations.
Now we are happy to share more good news about our evolution and growth: we managed to raise 750,000 EUR seed funding to improve our platform, and to expand our team and our user base.
Our prime task is to improve the product for scale while building more integrations, We’re building up our support team to manage the existing clients and all those in the queue. Great hotels understand that technology will help them take guest experience to the next level and they’re our priority because they know what the real work is all about.
Our backers are the French groups Astotel Group, Maurice Hurand Hotels, and BPI. Astotel counts 16 hotels in Paris, while Maurice Hurand Hotels boasts properties such as the Terrass’ in Montmartre and Hotel Madison opposite the church of Saint-Germain-des-Près. Both companies trust RoomChecking to keep evolving at the forefront of technology.
Speaking about the investment, Serge Cachan, CEO of Astotel, said: “We see technology as one of the biggest differentiators in the future of hotel operations and those who adopt technology will be those who deliver the best guest experience. Today guests expect everything to be perfect and to happen instantly. Without a solid set of technology tools, it will be very hard for hotels to live up and exceed guest expectations. Implementing RoomChecking has been an important part of leveling up our group’s service quality. RoomChecking has provided us with the certainty that we’ll always be on top of all the maintenance and housekeeping activities in our hotels. We consider it an integral part of our success.”
Adding to that, Romain Binet, CEO of Maurice Hurand Hotels, said: "We're the next generation of hoteliers in the family, so we see it as our mission to make beautiful hotels, to offer great service, and to go that extra mile investing in what will make hotels futureproof. I believe in having systems that aren't based on the technologies of the past and integrating the technology into our work. Our rooms are replenished on time, and our staff are freed up for the all important task of improving the guest experience."
RoomChecking is already financially profitable. Astotel and Maurice Hurand join an already existing user base of over 150 hotel clients from around the world - covering more than 12,500 hotel rooms, and our clients tell us that since they’ve switched to RoomChecking they can no longer imagine managing a hotel without us.
What does this mean for you? two important points, one the fact that we are receiving financial backing from hotel companies confirms that this is a great system and hotels believe in it. It also means our interests are towards hotels and making sure they can get more done faster and better serve guests. And it means we can invest more into better and faster product development and customer service.
We invite you to join the savvy hoteliers who use RoomChecking to simplify housekeeping, front office, and maintenance. In the next couple of months we will release exciting new features that will make your operations even easier, improving both staff communication and productivity.