The system which comes at no cost to the hoteliers allows guests to self-order and pay for food and drinks, whether in the hotel restaurant or in-room, via their own phone.
As lockdown restrictions begin to be eased, the contactless solution, created by the two Scottish tech companies, will help hoteliers drive F&B revenues while maintaining physical distancing and safeguarding the health of their guests.
The partnership with Hungrrr is the latest move by Criton to help the hospitality sector digitise its guest interactions and reduce the number of physical touchpoints. In May, Criton announced that its platform would be completely free until 2021, enabling more hoteliers transition to digital services as the pandemic forces many to re-evaluate everything from booking to concierge services.
Since the offer was made, Criton has significantly increased the number of hotels using its white-labelled app, which can be branded and configured to suit the individual property.
Julie Grieve, founder and CEO of Criton, said:
“Our partnership with Hungrrr is the perfect solution for hotels re-assessing their F&B services ready for when they can welcome guests once again.
“Digitising the guest journey has never been more important and it is heartening to see the commitment by the sector as a whole to embrace new ways of working. All hoteliers will need to instil confidence and the additional capabilities of the app now means that they can also offer their guests a simple contactless way to order and pay from a restaurant or bar menu while maintaining physical distancing.
“The solution can be used for room service, restaurant ordering and takeaway, both by in- house guests and casual diners. It is the perfect complement to the existing features of our guest app and I am particularly pleased that the partnership with Hungrrr effectively allows hotels to minimise spend as they reopen.”
Scott Campbell, Commercial Director of Hungrrr, said:
“We are very proud that our platform has been chosen by Criton to assist hoteliers as they reopen their hotels. The system has been developed over several years and it is hard to imagine a piece of software more perfectly designed than our platform to assist businesses in this current challenging environment.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be working with Criton in partnership on this project. We greatly admire their technology and their team. We very much look forward to a long and mutually beneficial business relationship.”
Criton is an award-winning technology provider which enables hotels and serviced apartment operators to digitise their guest information and wrap all-guest facing technology into a sophisticated mobile app. Criton helps hotels enhance the guest experience, drive operational efficiency, and increase revenue and loyalty. Julie Grieve, Founder and CEO, secured £5m investment in November 2017.
Awards and recognitions:
- Criton featured in Skift’s Top Travel Startups in 2019
- Criton won the Best Technology Provider at the 2018 Travolution Awards and was Highly Commended for Best Use of Mobile
- Criton won the Industry Breakthrough and Innovation Award at the ASAP Awards 2018
- Julie Grieve, Founder & CEO, won the prestigious HOSPACE 2017 Best Entrepreneur Award
Find out more at www.criton.com
Hungrrr is a world class food ordering system originally designed for use in the restaurant and take-away sector to allow businesses to save thousands on commissions to ordering systems such as Just Eat and Deliveroo. The platform has developed over time into a comprehensive ecommerce solution for all the subsectors within the hospitality industry.
- Zero commission on our customers revenue.
- Build the brand not our own or other take-away portal.
- Maximise our customers profits through promoting loyalty from their customers.
Find out more at www.hungrrr.co.uk