The new era of hospitality tech

  Markus Veikkolainen, Partner at Hiisi Homes, is an innovator. He's taken a bold, technology-first approach to running his collection of 11 (and counting...) serviced apartments. So, where does this tech-savvy guy see hospitality...

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June 26, 2019

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June 26, 2019

The new era of hospitality tech

  Markus Veikkolainen, Partner at Hiisi Homes, is an innovator. He's taken a bold, technology-first approach to running his collection of 11 (and counting...) serviced ...

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