eZee - global providers of end-to-end hospitality technology, have on boarded ZEN Rooms - leading budget and mid-range hotel group in Southeast Asia. The landmark agreement between both organizations has been signed with an aim to modernize Asia’s accommodation market, that has been lagging behind in safety, customer ratings and technology.
129 million tourists visited Southeast Asia in 2018, making it the world’s fastest growing travel market. According to Google and Temasek report, the online accommodation market is expected to triple in the next 6 years reaching $36 billion. Rapid growth and transition of the sector to online has drastically increased the transparency; putting pressure on hoteliers to stay efficient, competitive and provide better services. For that reason, accommodation market would have to transform and adaptation of technology will be a key for many hotels to survive.
ZEN Rooms realized this fact and adapted eZee’s complete suite of integrated hotel technology. The alliance will allow the companies to deploy eZee technologies in 1000+ properties under ZEN umbrella. Both companies will also be integrating their technologies and expertise to create a unique product for independent hoteliers and chains in the region. Owing to eZee’s technology, ZEN Rooms will be able to focus on providing a quality experience to the travellers and add even more value to their budget stays, which falls in line with their vision.
“We are excited to announce the partnership with eZee. We were in a search of the best in class software that would fit the needs of our properties of different sizes - from small guest houses to full-service hotels. In today’s increasingly demanding and competitive market, technology is the way to improve the industry, make it safer and more affordable, benefiting the travelers and the well being of hoteliers,” said Nathan Boublil, co-founder and CEO at ZEN Rooms.
Around a year ago, South Korea’s No. 1 booking platform and hotel PMS company, Yanolja, invested and claimed a major stake in ZEN Rooms. A few months ago, Yanolja also acquired a stake in eZee, thereby moving towards becoming a comprehensive hospitality technology company.
eZee, ZEN Rooms and Yanolja together announced the development of 'Y Flux', the Hotels' Automated Future, this year at ITB Asia; promising a fully-integrated and automated environment in hotels. ZEN Rooms would be the first one to utilize this technology making it a comprehensive full-stack hospitality company with operations across Southeast Asia.
“The reason behind eZee’s strong presence in the industry today is - before developing products, we’ve dug deeper into different market segments, understood their pain points and gauged their requirements. We’ve always aimed to offer a solution to our users, rather than a product. With this, our up-to-date products running on the latest technology is what made ZEN Rooms select us as their technology partner. We’re looking forward to working with Yanolja and ZEN Rooms and bring forth a brand new technology experience for the hotel industry”, Aeijaz Sodawala, the CEO of eZee made a statement.
Over the years, eZee has gained acclamations for its innovative technology in small to big hotels, hotel chains and even franchises; gradually seeping into other industry segments like hostels, B&Bs and such likes. Encompassing unique segments of the hospitality industry in its bandwagon continually has made eZee the frontrunner in the industry today.
About ZEN Rooms:
Founded in 2015, ZEN Rooms is on a mission to improve the state of budget hospitality in Southeast Asia, making travel more affordable and safer. ZEN is now one of the fastest-growing hospitality companies in the region, the #1 hotel chain in the Philippines and Top 3 budget hotel chain in Southeast Asia. ZEN helps budget & mid-range hotels operate more efficiently and increase the value of their property through a range of operational & technological solutions. ZEN contributes daily to democratizing access to safe and affordable travel with millions of travelers staying at ZEN's franchised or operated properties each year. To learn more, visit their website.
About eZee Technosys:
Founded in 2006, eZee is one of the very few hospitality technology providers in the world to develop and offer end-to-end hotel and restaurant solutions. Recently acquired by Yanolja, eZee has a strong hold on R&D and introducing innovations in its solutions to benefit the industry. Today eZee along with 200+ partners serves more than 13,000 clients in 160+ countries across the globe.
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