How Automation Will Rock Your Restart

How can automation rock your MICE restart? The vast majority of on-site events are cancelled, postponed or put on hold at the moment. There is a bright light at the end of the tunnel though. But how can venues prepare after long m...

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by Margaret Ady


A smart approach to economic downturns for hotel chains

Unless you’re living a version of The Truman Show, you’ve seen the word recession floating around the web-o-sphere recently. The Marriotts and Hyatts of the world have ...

by Alicia Wahlberg


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by Margaret Ady


What technology is required to operate a staffless hotel?

The latest trend in the Nordics is likely to arrive at a destination near you: the staffless hotel. Scandinavian hotel chains such as PLACE TO SLEEP have discovered the ...

by Margaret Ady


A new way of thinking about your PMS: the API first approach

DE Imagine if every time you wanted to install a new app on your smartphone, you had to call the maker of your phone to ask about it, then schedule a date far in the ...

by Alan O'Riordan


INTERVIEW - Eric Faivre, Dialoog Hotels, in discussion with apaleo

Here at apaleo, we’re big fans of Dialoog Hotels, a pioneering Indonesian group offering simple sophistication with smart and uncomplicated accommodation, and also our ...

by Martin Reichenbach


INTERVIEW - Martin Duchateau, Made In Louise

It's check-in time. After another year, apaleo reached back out to Made In Louise, a charming boutique hotel at the forefront of the hotel technology landscape. Martin ...

by Alicia Wahlberg


apaleo origin stories: get to know Martin Albrecht

Our people make apaleo and its culture pretty darn unique. So, here's a chance to get to know them! We chatted with Martin Albrecht, our narrator of guides. He told us ...

by Nicholas Johnson


Top 4 Types of “Social Distancing” Hotel Software

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by Nicholas Johnson


INTERVIEW - Murshil Ünver, Vivere Stays on scaling a new hotel brand

Six months in, apaleo has the pleasure of interviewing Murshil Ünver, CEO & CoFounder of Vivere Stays, to discuss rapid expansion, scalability, and the journey from ...

by Martin Reichenbach


Mit einem Klick zur digitalen Gästereise

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by Alicia Wahlberg


apaleo origin stories: get to know Stephen Willms

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apaleo origin stories: get to know Antonios Salapatas

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apaleo origin stories: get to know Estivaliz Kempa

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hotelbird and apaleo offer digitization package for the hotel industry at an exceptional value

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apaleo focuses on apaleo app community with the appointment of Tamara Markotic

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by Margaret Ady


From tech dependent to tech savvy: how hotels can get ahead of the curve

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apaleo origin stories: get to know Gabriel Falcione

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by Alicia Wahlberg


apaleo origin stories: get to know Max Guddat

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by Margaret Ady


A Make-or-Break Issue for Hotels: Guests Want Cybersecurity

DE These days, we tend talk about cybersecurity far less than we talk about melting icebergs or political problems or plastic straws. And, of course. Those are things we ...

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apaleo origin stories: get to know Vasily Geyer

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Limehome partners with apaleo to power its operations and fully automate its guest journey

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Serviced Apartments: apaleo and stayFritz

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GCH Hotel Group rolls out apaleo in less than 24 hours

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apaleo One Gives Hoteliers the Ultimate Seamless Experience Between Systems

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by Martin Reichenbach


4 Must-Haves for a Hotel Tech Stack Ready to Recover in 2021

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apaleo and 30+ Hotel Tech Providers Pledge Free Services to the Hotel Relief Package

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apaleo origin stories: get to know Stephan Wiesener

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New Munich city hotel, Haus im Tal, selects apaleo as its tech partner

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apaleo eliminates frustrations and ensures PCI compliance for Signature Hotels in record time

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apaleo origin stories: get to know Alicia Wahlberg

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apaleo origin stories: get to know Gabriel Yesuron

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apaleo origin stories: get to know Martin Reichenbach

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Berlin-based Samuel Braun selects apaleo to power its technology stack

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by Margaret Ady


The Tech List that Hotel Brands Need for 2020

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You want those Millennial travelers? Here's how to get them.

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How to Future-Proof Your Hotel

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STAYERY powers its digital guest journey with apaleo at the core

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apaleo and EasyWay make it simple for guests to check-in and communicate with hotels directly within WhatsApp

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apaleo origin stories: get to know Alan O'Riordan

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by Margaret Ady


Hotel Apps Enter a New Decade

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by Katarina Simic


Nestor completes rollout of apaleo, taking 25 properties and over 1600 rooms live in a month

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Hotel am Chlodwigplatz select apaleo to enhance modern guest journey

DE apaleo PMS enables automation, flexibility and provides more time for hotel staff to focus on delivering outstanding guest’s experience The process of selecting and ...

by Katarina Simic


Nestor rollt das apaleo PMS in 25 Häusern mit 1600 Zimmern in einem Monat aus

Das intuitive und offene Property Management System von apaleo erlaubt das selbständige Aufsetzen, On-Boarding und vollständige Konnektivität. Nestor, ein britisches ...

by Margaret Ady


10 reasons why the guest profile no longer lives in the PMS

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by Philip von Ditfurth



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by Margaret Ady


PRESTO! We’re publishing apaleo’s customer manifesto

We think it’s cool that lots of tech providers are talking about support. It’s about time, considering that support is the number one gripe among hotels when it comes to ...

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Hiisi Homes Selects apaleo PMS to power its 11 properties

AUF DEUTSCH With a lightning-fast rollout, Hiisi Homes introduces apaleo’s property management system as the core of its entire technology stack Finland based serviced ...

by Katarina Simic


SV Hotel successfully introduces apaleo to power its new digital strategy

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Die Moin! Hotelgruppe nutzt apaleo's Property Management Plattform

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by Margaret Ady


apaleo origin stories: meet Katarina, apaleo's Marketing Manager

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Unconventional and fast-growing capsule hotel chooses apaleo as its core technology

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by Margaret Ady


apaleo hits new milestone with 250 properties contracted

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by Katarina Simic


Catrina Experience Hotels selects apaleo to power its diverse properties

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MA Micro-Apartment Hotels selects apaleo as its core operating system

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The new era of hospitality tech

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by Uli Pillau


Deutschland und der digitale Meldeschein – ein Quantensprung für das Reisen im digitalen Zeitalter

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by Margaret Ady


Dinosaurs: Great for Movies, Not for Software

Why monolithic architecture faces extinction and the lean, micro-service model that will replace it If you had a pulse in the '90s, you most definitely saw Jurassic ...

by Martin Reichenbach


apaleo betreut 250 Hotels und mehr als 100 App-Partner

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by Margaret Ady


Think Small: Rethinking hotel technology for a new era

When Volkswagen introduced the Beetle to the United States in the 1950s, it did it with a revolutionary and wildly successful ad campaign: “Think Small.” Original “Think ...

by Margaret Ady


Everything feels weird now: Getting through the COVID-19 pandemic

Hiya! Hope you're all safe in these not-so-awesome times. It feels weird writing this (mostly)serious post with so much uncertainty. Here in Germany, we are in ...

by Margaret Ady


apaleo partners with SiteMinder to create an open world for hotels

AUF DEUTSCH Munich, Germany – apaleo, the world’s most open and connected property management system (PMS), has partnered with SiteMinder, the global hotel industry’s ...

by Katarina Simic


Samuel Braun aus Berlin entscheidet sich für PMS-Plattform von apaleo

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by Margaret Ady


What the evolution of the iPhone teaches us about hotel technology

When it launched in 2007, the iPhone was a derivative of the iPod, designed to “mimic the features of the iPod while allowing for increased functionality” like phone ...

by Margaret Ady


Digital Advent Calendar Offers Hotels Treats in December

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by Margaret Ady


Removing The PMS Nightmare

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by Katarina Simic


Mirabilis Group selects apaleo as its core technology to deliver an exceptional guest journey

Partnership with apaleo enables Mirabilis Group to smoothly implement its vision UK based property management company, Mirabilis Group announced today that it has ...

by Katarina Simic


apaleo origin stories: get to know Peter Grman

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by Margaret Ady


How to compete with Airbnb by thinking like a tech company

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by Margaret Ady


The Big Creep: Limited-Service Hotels & Rising ADR

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by Uli Pillau


Margaret Ady joins apaleo’s founding team as the company enters new growth phase

As part of  apaleo’s founder circle, Ady will be responsible for brand positioning and strategic marketing apaleo, the award-winning technology startup that is ...

by Margaret Ady


Experts weigh in on the future of hotel technology [INFOGRAPHIC]

...and we all...agree? To leave a legacy was once considered something rich, something good. A legacy might be an endowment, an heirloom, a bequest, or a history of ...

by Katarina Simic


Dialoog Hotels replaces its core technology

apaleo expands to Asia after signing new hotel chain. Full service Indonesian chain Dialoog Hotels has announced that it will be moving away from its current property ...

by Margaret Ady


Get to know apaleo's app stars: meet Jens from Pace

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by Margaret Ady


apaleo expands to the UK with appointment of Alan O’Riordan

Alan O’Riordan joins the company as a shareholder and will be responsible for business development in the UK and beyond apaleo, the award-winning technology startup ...

by Margaret Ady


Killer Customer Service: Does your tech provider really care?

The last time you vetted a tech company, you surely received evidence of the company’s commitment to customer service. Likely in the form of stats like downtime and ...

by Katarina Simic


Everything you need to know about selecting a new PMS

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by Margaret Ady


Build your hotel's ideal guest journey and learn how to make it a reality

Technology has changed guest expectations, making it more difficult than ever for hotels to understand how to best cater to their guests. This pick your adventure style ...

by Margaret Ady


apaleo Wins EyeforTravel Europe’s 2018 Startup Award

Following rigorous competition, EyeforTravel Europe has awarded apaleo its 2018 Startup Award during its conference in London. The leading innovators in travel ...

by Martin Reichenbach


apaleo beseitigt Update-Frust und sichert in kürzester Zeit PCI-Compliance der Signature Hotels

Die Hotelkette Signature Hotels ist seit 2010 im deutschen Markt aktiv. Mit heute fünf Häusern in Norddeutschland, davon zwei im lebendigen Szeneviertel St. Georg in ...

by Margaret Ady


Moving beyond the monolith

The shift away from out-of-the-box hotel management solutions Until recently, hotels - and most enterprise businesses, for that matter - had been stuck with one singular ...

by Margaret Ady


Falling In Love: The Hotel Love Match

Let’s face it hotel technology isn’t a supporting player in the guest experience anymore. It is an essential part of every guest journey, an integral aspect of each step ...

by Martin Reichenbach


GDPR Readiness in 7 Easy Steps

The industry has been buzzing about the challenges of becoming GDPR compliant for some time now. The deadline came and went on May 25, and so far, our inboxes were the ...

by Keith Gruen


Cloud-based hotel software has failed, but a new paradigm is on the horizon

Originally published on HospitalityNet here.  Most hoteliers agree that the cloud is the way to go. This is not new. They believed in the cloud for five to ten years ...

by Katarina Simic


How hotels can automate the guest journey to increase customer loyalty

apaleo + CODE2ORDER whitepaper explores how updating digital processes can transform the guest experience Digitalization is changing guests’ expectations rapidly. If ...

by Margaret Ady


Case study: New technology up and running in days

Is it possible for a hotel to find and connect all the right technology to really nail the digital guest journey within a couple of weeks? Sounds complicated, but it ...

by Uli Pillau


From Startup To Live In Nine Months: apaleo Launches Cloud PMS In Record Time

apaleo Launches Cloud PMS In Record Time apaleo, the creators of the Open Hospitality Cloud, announced the completion of multiple milestones. Not only did they complete ...

by Margaret Ady


apaleo launches a-list newsletter, and you are missing out.

It's true. Below is a sneak peek of the email that our a-listers received this morning, as well as a tip to get on the list. What. A. Weekend. We're trying to contain ...

by Margaret Ady


The Life-Changing Magic of Giving Up In Emergencies and Beyond

Well, here we are with a widespread global emergency on our hands (no hand washing pun intended). While an economic downturn was predicted for this year, an abrupt shut ...

by Uli Pillau


apaleo announces Open Hospitality Cloud

An ecosystem for the hotel industry that integrates a true cloud PMS and an extensive API apaleo today announced the introduction of the Open Hospitality Cloud — the ...

by Margaret Ady


Get to know Thibault Catala

We like to learn from the best! That’s why we sat down with Thibault Catala, managing director of Catala Consulting who knows a thing or two about hospitality industry, ...

by Uli Pillau


apaleo to present new Cloud PMS and the apaleo Store in Berlin at ITB 2018

apaleo, the innovative Munich based company developing a flexible and scalable cloud PMS fully equipped with a 2-way API and a store that delivers pre-integrated apps ...

by Margaret Ady


apaleo announces completion of seed financing round

apaleo, the company creating the Open Hotel Management Platform and Eco System has announced the completion of its first round of funding. Founder and chairman Martin ...

by Katarina Simic


Multi property Moin! Hotel Selects apaleo as its core system

Rolling out in record time, Moin! Hotel upgrades to apaleo’s future-facing technology Moin! A collection of four-star hotels and apartments in Northern Germany, ...

by Margaret Ady


Stop, Think, Then Shop: How to Get the Hotel Tech That Fits You

Kevin considers himself a pretty smart guy. Last Sunday, he stayed up late watching Game of Thrones. Tired but amped up from the action, he got on Amazon. One weird ...

by Uli Pillau


It’s not worth the wait! Cut back on wait times with the right PMS

How selecting the right PMS can save hotels time and reduce unnecessary costs Someone recently told me that humans spend approximately six months of their lives waiting ...

by Margaret Ady


Approaching The Tech Buffet Without Getting Sick

How to build a tech stack based on what your guests need (instead of just what’s available) Don’t lie; you know you’ve done it. I sure have. The hotel breakfast buffet. ...

by Katarina Simic


Get to know apaleo's app stars: meet Rod from SHR

We work fine on our own, but think we’re better together. That’s why apaleo integrates with all kinds of rockin’ technology. In apaleo’s app stars series, we talk with ...

by Uli Pillau


The One Thing Every Hotel Should Consider When Purchasing Hotel Technology

In-room, distribution, messaging, reservations, revenue management, chat, operational… the list of technologies that occupy hoteliers these days could go on and on. ...

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