RoomKey Books $1M In Seed Funding To Convey Cellular Verify In To Boutique Motels
RoomKey, an organization that lets lodges supply their visitors a set of cellular visitor providers, has closed a $1M seed spherical led by 500 Startups, 500 Cellular Collective, and Horizon Companions.
The corporate offers motels with providers like cellular verify in and smartphone-based mostly room keys, successfully permitting smaller institutions to supply the identical cellular facilities as developed hospitality manufacturers.
In addition to cellular examine in, the app additionally lets customers begin an in-app chat with the lodge’s concierge (just like Lodge Tonight’s Aces function), in addition to e-book stays at any lodge on RoomKey’s platform.
The corporate costs lodges a flat $800 / month for these options, with a further per-room payment if the lodge needs to put in RoomKey’s Bluetooth hardware into doorways, which permits rooms to be unlocked by a buyer’s smartphone.
RoomKey additionally plans to generate future income by providing customers ancillaries like final-minute room upgrades or the potential to ebook an exercise throughout their keep.
Whereas the platform is simply stay at about 30 inns, Viko Bhakta, co-founder and CEO of RoomKey, defined that the corporate has over one hundred properties within the pipeline to quickly be added to the platform. RoomKey additionally ultimately plans to broaden past boutique motels, and is already working with bigger manufacturers like Omni Lodge and Resorts.
Bhakta stated that the corporate will use the funding to convey on lodges at present within the pipeline, in addition to increase RoomKey’s gross sales group.