Reside expands strategic partnership with Virdee

US: Proptech and alternative accommodations firm, Reside, has announced that it has expanded its partnership with Austin-based SaaS hospitality provider Virdee.

Reside’s subsidiary Reside 3Sixty, a marketplace for extended stay corporate housing accommodations, has implemented the Virdee Virtual Reception mobile app for guest communications, upsets, and check-in and check-out across its entire property portfolio, enabling seamless guest experiences for the company’s flexible inventory.

Designed to provide an end-to-end relocation and business travel management solution to partners, clients and guests, Reside 3Sixty offers direct access to more than 650,000 vetted alternative accommodation options, including corporate housing, hotels, short- and long-term rentals, student housing and single family homes.

Robyn Joliat, chief technology officer at Reside, said: “With the diversity of our product as a true alternative accommodation provider and the growing demand for locations across the globe, we needed to continue to drive a tech solution that allowed us to adapt quickly and provide a quality and consistent guest experience. We deployed Virdee Virtual Reception Mobile and Kiosks in initial Seattle, Washington locations and have expanded into our New York City properties.

“Customers and guests find the tech easy to use and are impressed with the services they have at their fingertips and the seamless arrival experience that the Virdee solution has provided,” she added.

Virdee co-founder Branigan Mulcahy said: “We are thrilled to expand our partnership by providing an enterprise-wide mobile app solution for Reside 3Sixty. Virdee was established with a focus on elevating the guest experience at many types of properties, including corporate housing, which in many cases lead the adoption of self-service solutions.”

Virdee co-founder Nadav Cornberg said: “We are excited to bring our solutions to an innovative leader in corporate housing accommodations. The adaptability Virdee’s mobile app brings to Reside 3Sixty’s flexible inventory will help Reside 3Sixty’s clients streamline their operations.”

With operations in over 19,000 cities and 60 countries, Reside’s portfolio of premier hospitality and technology brands includes ABODA by Reside, Broadway Plaza, The Beekman Tower, The Residences at W New York, OnBase Suites and Reside 3Sixty. It is aiming to offer a curated experience to guests no matter the destination or duration of their stay, satisfying growing consumer demand for high-quality, flexible and vetted housing solutions for business or leisure travel.

Last month, Virdee announced that it had raised $9 million in a series seed financing round, following a $4 million investment last April, to accelerate its growth across hospitality, multifamily, student housing and medical verticals.