Beekeeper was named “Hottest Technology 2019” during the Americas Lodging Investment Summit's inaugural ALIS Tech Challenge: What’s Hot in Technology? competition held last week. Beekeeper was one of five hotel technology companies vying for the top honor. Judges selected Beekeeper because of its 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's 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.
Last 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; voted people’s choice at HITEC Houston 2018 as part of the Entrepreneur 20X Competition hosted by Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals; 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 showcased a set of new features that will make it fast and easy for multiproperty management companies and global brand enterprises to better gauge and impact engagement. Called “Locations,” this new feature set means that Beekeeper empowers 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. At a global level, administrators get a clear overview of exactly what's going on and can zoom in on properties.