MIAMI – As hotel companies across the industry accelerate their digital transformation, more of them are turning to Hapi – the hospitality industry’s platform for fast and cost-effective connectivity between technology systems – to ensure their new platforms are integrated property and sharing data across the technology stack in real time.
Hapi is now partnered with more than 8,000 hotels across the globe and is quickly becoming the de facto API standard for connectivity, allowing hotel companies to pull, centralize and normalize data from Property Management Systems across their portfolio into events streams that are connected to internal systems and tech partners. From here, hoteliers at both property level and corporate level can access and action data, creating opportunities for advanced innovation and improving all aspects of the guest experience. Most recently, Hapi introduced Hapi Connect, the only solution to securely integrate hotels’ data at scale into Salesforce Cloud environments in real time.
“The past 18 months have given hoteliers time to pause and reflect on what their businesses need to do to remain relevant long into the future, and the clear conclusion is that the industry must adopt new technologies to help us run more efficient businesses and have a greater impact on our guests,” said Luis Segredo, co-founder and CEO of Hapi. “While adopting new solutions is a good first step, hoteliers know these systems will not be effective if they’re not connected and sharing data with the myriad other systems required to run a hospitality business. This is where Hapi comes in, and we’re proud to be the conduit empowering the industry’s digital transformation.”
As Hapi’s customer base grows, so does the need for new team members to oversee development and manage new accounts. The company recently appointed Brian Erdman to VP of Platform Services, where he will manage the product and development teams as Hapi adds new features and functionality. Erdman joins Hapi from Hyatt Hotels, where he spent more than 15 years on the IT team in roles such as Enterprise Architecture Manager and Manager of Global Property Systems. At Hyatt, Erdman completed architecture reviews for all substantive changes to existing core systems and implemented a new API gateway, migrating all mobile app traffic and ancillary systems.
In addition to Erdman, Hapi over the past month has brought aboard new team members development, product management, customer success and implementation.
And the growth doesn’t stop there. As Hapi furthers discussions with several leading hotel companies, leadership is looking to add more talent to the team. “We're tackling big problems and we need great people to join us,” Segredo said. “We’re in search of the industry’s most talented individuals to help modernize the hospitality technology stack.”
While Hapi is based in Florida, home to one of the fastest growing tech hubs in the US, team members are spread across the globe, from the United States, Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, Argentina and other areas. Hapi is a truly global company and is in search of the best talent no matter where the individuals are located, Segredo said.