Beekeeper named most innovative hotel technology at HX 2018

Beekeeper VP of hospitality Connie Rheams accepts the award at HX 2018 earlier this week. Photo credit: Beekeeper

Beekeeper, a communication and employee operations platform for connecting a hotel’s nondesk workers across locations and departments, earned the top honor at HX 2018. Beekeeper was one of five finalists competing in the Tech Pitch innovation challenge that recognizes companies that stand out from the crowd to help reimagine the hospitality industry. Earlier this year, Beekeeper was named the most innovative technology of 2018 by HTNG and it was awarded the HITEC 2018 E20X “people’s choice 2018” by HFTP.
 
Judging the competition was Valerie Ferguson, regional GM, Walt Disney Company; Are Morch, hotel blogger and social-media consultant; Gregory Pesik, managing director, applied intelligence at Accenture; and Vijay Dandapani, president and CEO of HANYC. Beekeeper had five minutes to present on the HX Tech stage to these thought leaders and interested HX attendees.
 
Beekeeper connects colleagues across locations and departments in real time via mobile or desktop devices. The platform includes an intelligent analytics dashboard to help companies improve internal communication and streamline business processes. Secure, automated, and relevant information is readily distributed, searchable, and measurable in one central hub for an efficient digitized workflow.
 
“It’s truly an honor to be recognized by these industry leaders as having the most innovative hotel technology,” Beekeeper VP of hospitality Connie Rheams said in a statement. “Beekeeper’s goal is to help hoteliers improve employee interaction, which in turn cultivates heightens guest engagement. When employees feel part of the hotel family they forge relationships, making it more difficult for them to leave.
 
“Beekeeper is designed to engage nondesk workers in a modern way who typically do not have an email address,” she added. “It gives them a voice, breaks down silos between departments, recognizes them for doing an outstanding job, creates loyalty and drives job retention. The happier employees are at their jobs, the more guest loyalty and satisfaction scores improve.”

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