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Simplotel: “We are always looking for rock stars to build Simplotel.”

thesiliconreview-simplotel-2017“Our mission is to simplify the life of hoteliers.”

Simplotel is a Hotel Technology company offering Software-as- a-Service (SaaS) to help hotels drive more bookings through all their channels – Website, Online and Offline. The name Simplotel is derived from a combination Simple and Hotel. As the name suggests, their mission is to simplify the lives of hoteliers. Simplotel was founded in August of 2013 and is headquartered out of India’s Silicon Valley - Bangalore. The company is proud to have MakeMyTrip, India’s largest OTA, as an investor in their company. Their advisors include Gaurav Singh Kushwaha, CEO of Blue Stone and Vinay Goyal, Founder and CEO of Instavans.

The company visions to equip hotels worldwide with technology that helps them drive more bookings, show case their brand online and improve the experience of their guests. They continue to grow their product footprint to include more and more solutions for hotels with an ultimate goal of becoming a comprehensive technology platform for hotels.

Their products are easy-to-use by busy hoteliers and require no technical skills or installations. Simplotel with its pay-as-you-go pricing offers a terrific value to hotels and offers a good return to hotels of all sizes. They believe that once the client begins to use Simplotel, they will love product and will continue to use it – other than that they have no other lock in. Today Simplotel powers over 2,000 hotels across multiple countries. Their number of happy customers continues to grow every day – thanks to their dedicated team that shares the ethos of Simplotel’s vision.

Values Offered

Integrity

  •  They believe in utmost honesty when it comes to work, clients and deliverables
  •   They are ok to admit mistakes instead of hiding the truth

Innovation

  • Monotony is not OUR thing! they keep their creative buzz ON all the time for everything
  • They believe in continuous improvement in everything that they do
  • Each of their products reflect breakthrough ideas and innovation
  • They surprise clients with innovative ideas to ease their function

Respect

  • They believe that everyone that we work with is worth the respect, despite difference in opinions and levels in the hierarchy
  • They respect the work of other colleagues and understand the value they add to work
  • They respect the time commitment of self and others

Ownership

  • For every challenge they face, they think about a solution instead of complaints and giving up on people or systems
  • Their word of commitment means a world to them
  • When things go wrong, they take accountability and immediately plan out how they can avoid it in future
  • They take initiatives to work on ideas that improve solutions and help business grow

Customer First

  • They deeply empathize with their customers
  • They don’t believe in binding customers with contracts, instead believe in binding them with commitment and quality
  • Every idea that they invest in, every hour that they spend at work, they think about how they can make the products and services better for customers!

Kinship

  • They support each other and share information without any hesitation
  • They figure out the win-win solution in times of functional conflicts
  • They collaborate relentlessly and help each other to win and achieve goals

Case Studies!!

Hotels that have shifted to the Simplotel Platform have seen an extraordinary growth in the number of direct bookings that are being received through their website. With the help of Simplotel’s brand website, a seamless booking engine and an integrated channel manager. The implementation of Simplotel’s solutions has resulted in clients having a greater online presence.

Rivasa Resort- Rivasa Resort had been on a look-out to grow their online presence. While the reviews and feedback from existing customers were positive, the ability to gain new customers through their website was a difficult task. OTA bookings were the only way of obtaining new customers but the sheer number of hotels on these platforms resulted in very less conversions. After joining hands with Simplotel and creating an SEO friendly & interactive website, the direct bookings for Rivasa have increased by an impressive 400% within a few months.

Our Native Village- A similar problem was faced by the eco-friendly accommodation provider Our Native Village. This one-of-a-kind resort on the outskirts of Bangalore is a hidden gem loved by its patrons. What the management required was a product which would enhance online visibility and guarantee higher number of online bookings. A partnership with Simplotel and implementation of solutions resulted in direct bookings doubling as compared to the bookings received in the previous year.

Central Hotels- Within a few months of implementing the Simplotel Solution, the overall traffic on Central Hotel jumped by more than 400%. This can be attributed to the superior quality website and search engine optimisation techniques of Simplotel. Since coming on the Simplotel platform, Central Hotels has received over half a million visits on the website. This has also driven significant growth in phone calls and bookings for the hotel.

Stay Simple- The Simplotel Booking Engine and Simplotel Instant Payments have enabled Stay Simple to increase the number of direct bookings. The result was a 2x increase in direct bookings being received. The Simplotel Reservation Desk Solution with Simplotel Direct Connect, ensures that all reservations or walk-ins get consolidated on a single platform. The solution has helped the sales manager to send quotes, invoices and confirm bookings in a matter of seconds!

Client Speak

“More bookings. Your website seems to work like magic.”- Prasad Shetty, Owner, Arama Suits, Bangalore

Simplotel has really made managing our website easy for us. We can now totally customize our website in a matter of minutes.” – Arun Chittilapilly, Managing Director, Wonderla Amusement Parks & Resort

“Our clients have seen their number of bookings double and revenue multiplies within a matter of months.”

“Our vision is to be the #1 Technology Company, powering hotels across the world.”