Operto announces VRScheduler acquisition

Canada: Operto Guest Technologies, a provider of smart devices and connected technology for the global hotel, vacation and short-term rental industries, has announced its acquisition of vacation rental operations software solution VRScheduler

Founded in 2017, VRScheduler’s platform enables property managers of all property types to better manage and deploy their operational resources, dramatically lowering costs and increasing efficiency. The acquisition consolidates Operto’s position as a leading property automation and operations software solution for all lodging verticals, further boosting its global footprint and reach into new hospitality sector verticals.

The VRScheduler platform will continue to be developed alongside the Operto operating ecosystem, as a ‘sister’ brand, maintaining its existing leadership and team.

Operto launched its proprietary Connect™ operating system earlier this year in February, eliminating common friction points for guests, owners and operational teams, while seeking to enable seamless, personalised stays. Furthermore, Connect™ is designed to improve guest satisfaction, create greater operating efficiency and drive revenue generation opportunities for its customers.

Operto CEO Steve Davis said: “We are thrilled to announce our acquisition of VRScheduler, and welcome Jill and her incredible team into the Operto family. The VRScheduler platform is a recognised market leader in the short-term and vacation rental markets and perfectly complements both our short- and long-term strategic goals as a company.

“As we continue to grow our reach into new markets, VRScheduler will form the operational backbone of our Operto Connect™ ecosystem, allowing us to innovate even faster and provide further solutions that delight our customers. We are incredibly excited about the road ahead,” he added.

VRScheduler CEO Jill Mason said: “I’m very excited to continue to lead the growth and product vision for VRScheduler, now as part of the Operto family. Operto’s dedicated management team, expertise with user experience, and deep development resources are well timed for VRScheduler to maintain its position as a market-leading platform for hospitality operations management for hotels, vacation rentals and short-term rentals.

“I’m especially excited for our customers and partners, who will be the biggest winners in this acquisition. I couldn’t be happier about the future that lies ahead for VRScheduler,” she added.

Operto’s acquisition of VRScheduler highlights the strength and resilience of the hotel and short-term rental technology sector and how demand for technology solutions has grown since the Covid-19 pandemic. Further strategic consolidation of the industry, which allows for the combined resources and expertise to be effectively deployed for greater benefits, is expected to continue through 2021 and 2022.

Operto’s smart technology solutions are currently being used by vacation rentals, serviced apartments, boutique hotels and niche accommodations across North America, Europe, Australia / New Zealand, Asia and Africa.