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Supplier News24 March 2020

Beekeeper, Whispr Offering Hotels a FREE ‘Cleaning Task Lists’ App to Fight Covid-19

Smart-checklist app from Beekeeper’s innovation partner, Whispr, is ensuring guestrooms and public areas meet CDC guidelines to prevent further virus spread

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Is your hotel "Covid Clean?" It can be, thanks to a new app that gives housekeepers step-by-step cleaning instructions that follow Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines to stop the spread of the virus. Beekeeper, a mobile-first communication platform for frontline workers, is now offering the "Cleaning Task Lists" by Whispr app FREE to its customers. The smart checklist will work on any Android or iOS device and can be activated by Whispr immediately if the hotel is an existing Beekeeper user.

"We are extremely proud of our innovation partner, Whispr, for designing an app that will enable hotels to be truly responsive to the virus and lessen its impact on the property, staff and guests," said Andrada Paraschiv, Beekeeper Head of Hospitality. "Because our core products are integrated, any hotel using the Beekeeper operational communication platform can upload the 'Cleaning Task Lists' by Whispr app in minutes. The app includes a real-time dashboard showing each room's availability as it is made Covid Clean."

Beekeeper users can download the app today by clicking here.

"We are encouraging our customers to display the Covid Clean badge throughout the hotel and on their websites and social media profiles to let travelers know their doors are open and the assets are virus free," Paraschiv added. "This is a critical first step towards economic and social recovery for hotels."

Hugh O'Flanagan, Whispr CEO, said the Covid Clean initiative was developed to help hotels during this difficult time. The product is currently being used by Marriott and Hilton properties in certain parts of the U.S., and will extend it to further properties in Ireland, Germany, UK and China next week.

"There are lots of small steps hoteliers can take to help combat this virus, but it means mobilizing your team and that's often the hardest part," O'Flanagan said. "Now, hospitality businesses can roll out 'Covid Clean' to their teams and ensure they are following CDC guidelines. At the heart of this initiative is worker augmentation — giving housekeepers the right information they need at the right moment and in the right way."

"Both Beekeeper and Whispr believe in using technology to connect workers and bring them together when you need it the most," he added. "This is that time, and we think this is a good example of how to use modern tools and actually make a difference. We're offering this totally for FREE to any hotel in the world. This is our way of trying to help."

Beekeeper customers and other hotels can register here. Workers will be guided to download an app and they can get going on completing checklists and turning their properties Covid Clean.

Beekeeper connects operational systems and communication channels using one secure, intuitive platform. It links colleagues across locations and departments in real time via mobile or desktop devices and provides an intelligent dashboard to help managers improve internal communication and streamline business processes. As innovation partners, Beekeeper and Whispr are introducing AR and voice technology to ensure that housekeepers are always up to speed.

About Beekeeper

Beekeeper's mission is to transform the way 2 billion frontline employees work with a mobile-first communication platform that reaches every shift, location, and language through real-time one-on-one and group messaging. Dedicated streams deliver important operational communications to your entire workforce or specific subgroups. Managers keep staff productive and turnover low by automating workflows and messaging to their teams, while leveraging an analytics dashboard to measure engagement. Quick to implement and even easier to use, Beekeeper integrates with the existing operational systems you rely on and makes them accessible to everyone in one central access point. Learn more at beekeeper.io. The company is based in Zurich and San Francisco and supports users in more than 130 countries. Clients include Heathrow Airport, Seaboard Foods, and Marriott.

About Whispr

Whispr is an operational platform using the latest advancements in AI and Natural Language Processing to make work life better in frontline industries. By giving managers a platform to handle the chaos of every day and an app for workers to always know what to do and how to do it, Whispr ensures no time is lost and no more pen and paper floats around businesses. It's real-time information to workers and real-time data for managers for consistently better output. Learn more at whispr.ai. The company is based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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