TraknProtect Announces New Partnership With Intello Technologies

Chicago – January 15, 2020 – TraknProtect, pioneer of real-time location-based technology purpose-built for the hotel industry, has announced a new partnership with Montreal based Intello Technologies, a leading guest internet and hospitality solutions provider in Canada. In addition to solidifying its position in hospitality technology, this new partnership allows TraknProtect to extend its footprint of innovation across the border and offer its award-winning solutions to Canadian hotels.

Employee safety in the workplace is now deemed essential for hoteliers across North-America. Having the only employee safety button platform designed specifically for the hospitality industry, TraknProtect helps hoteliers provide a safer work environment for their most valuable asset: their personnel. Easy to implement and monitor, the TraknProtect safety solution can help hotel employees summon assistance quickly and accurately to their current location with just a touch of a button.

“Like TraknProtect, Intello has high operational standards, always aiming to deliver customer excellence, and shares our commitment to employee safety in the hospitality industry,” commented Tom Hempel, TraknProtect’s Vice President of Strategic Partnerships. “We’re delighted to bring to the Canadian marketplace the combined strengths of innovation, product excellence and service reputation that both companies share, in order to benefit Canadian customers through this new partnership.”

Intello Technologies has been designing, building and supporting wireless and wired networks for the hospitality industry since 2003 with a business model that complements TraknProtect’s IoT real-time location tracking platform, which also includes inventory tracking, room tray tracking and vendor tracking. Offering integration with existing TraknProtect wireless partners such as Aruba, Cisco Meraki and Ruckus, Intello Technologies can further extend the seamless installation and service that have become the company’s hallmark.

“At Intello, our Canadian customer base trusts us to provide them with a multi-service, technology offering that they can rely on every day,” advised Samuel Schmidt, CEO at Intello Technologies. “We also strongly believe workers should not have to worry about their safety while performing their duties. The addition of TraknProtect to our product portfolio helps us provide our valued customers with a solution boasting the reliability they are accustomed to, all while helping them provide a safer environment for their staff.”

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About Intello Technologies | Based in Montreal Canada, Intello Technologies is the country’s most important provider of WIFI solutions for the lodging industry, deploying solutions to hotels, MDUs and retirement homes from coast to coast. Intello offers industry-leading skills in designing and deploying WIFI networks. The company supports customers via an in-house 24/7 helpdesk and proactive network monitoring. Intello delivers affordable, robust and innovative solutions including guest/tenant WIFI, casting, hosted VoIP solutions, IPTV and employee safety buttons. Having successfully deployed thousands of projects and installed over 100,000 WIFI access points since 2003, Intello is a leader in technology solutions for the lodging industry. Working with select partners, Intello provides solutions and services throughout North America and the Caribbean.

About TraknProtect | TraknProtect is a real-time location technology provider enabling hotels to harness the power of location data and integrate it into their safety and operations systems. TraknProtect provides “Employee Safety at the Touch of a Button™” with enhanced safety devices (ESDs) for hotel employees and activation of an integrated solution alerting security personnel to the location of employees in need of assistance. The platform provides additional access to real-time locations and data about hotel inventory, room service trays, and vendor activity on the property. The TraknProtect software platform also enables hotels to enhance guest satisfaction, increase employee efficiency, and improve employee safety by using TraknProtect data analytics to save significant capital costs and make smarter inventory purchasing decisions and improved management of outside vendors.

boughtonHOTELS Awarded as HSMAI’s “Best of the Best” Hotel Management Company of the Year 2018

Anaheim, CA (November 16, 2018) broughtonHOTELS has been named Hotel Management Company of the Year 2018 at HSMAI LA Chapter’s 4th Annual Best of the Best Hotel Awards Gala honoring the best and brightest in the hospitality industry. The event took place in the breathtaking Ecosystems Gallery at California Science Center.

The award is given to the hotel operator that has excelled in delivering exceptional management services in operations, accounting, HR and marketing while driving gross revenue to ownership groups. The   Hotel Management Company of the Year is an award dedicated to the group that has also done the most to help grow their employees’ careers, offering them opportunities for growth and expansion. Nominees included Evolution Hospitality, Interstate Hotels and Resorts, LE Hotels, Pacifica Hotels, SBE Hotels, Sydell Group, and Viceroy.

HSMAI’s Best of the Best Hotel Awards were presented in more than a dozen categories, including Hotel of  the Year, General Manager of the Year, Best New Hotel, Best Hotel Sales Team, Best Food & Beverage, and Best Revenue Manager.

Winners of the Best of the Best Hotel Awards were determined by an open digital vote.

“This was an amazing feat considering who the other nominees were,” said Larry Broughton, broughtonHOTELS CEO. “We couldn’t have done it without the amazing group of team members and raving fans we have.”

Concord Hospitality Poised for Growth, Expansion and Further Success in 2020

RALEIGH, NC – Following a banner year in 2019, Concord Hospitality Enterprises is well-positioned to experience further growth, expansion and success in the new decade. The award-winning hotel development and management company ended 2019 with 120 properties in its portfolio and is already in the process of executing on a robust pipeline of opportunities for 2020 as it further increases and diversifies its portfolio.

During 2019, Concord opened eight new properties – all of which were either new construction or new ground-up developments – and announced 11 new management contracts, adding 19 hotels to its portfolio. This is nearly double the number Concord added in 2018 and a 14% increase in properties overall.

Additionally, Concord entered six new markets last year in locations spanning from coast to coast, with grand openings and/or management contracts in San Diego, Boston (Woburn, Mass.), Nashville, Tenn., Milwaukee and Beaufort, N.C.

On the heels of these successes, Concord expects to add 18 properties to its portfolio this year. To date, the company anticipates the opening of 12 new properties and management of an additional six, with more contract negotiations currently underway. The company is again poised to expand its footprint into new markets across the United States including Lansing, Mich., Salt Lake City, Wauwatosa, Wis., and West Palm Beach, Fla.

“From opening new properties in smaller markets such as Beaufort, N.C., to managing properties in some of the nation’s largest cities, like San Diego and Dallas, we are incredibly excited and proud of the growth and expansion we experienced in 2019,” said Mark Laport, President and CEO of Concord Hospitality. “It is even more rewarding that we are well-positioned to continue this trajectory into 2020 as we diligently execute on our robust pipeline of opportunities.”

Consistently ranked as one of the country’s top hotel management companies, Concord has close relationships with more than 20 brand affiliations including Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG and Choice with annual hotel revenues nearing $1 billion. Hotels within Concord’s portfolio have experienced an impressive 11 consecutive years of growth in the RevPAR Index.

Additionally, Concord continues to be recognized by trade and consumer organizations. In 2019, the hospitality company added the following accolades to its trophy case:

Owner/Developer of the Year – Hotel Interactive’s Lodging Industry’s Elite Awards

Developer of the Year for Lifestyle – Hilton’s Americas Owner Conference

Guest Experience Award – Marriott International’s MINA Conference & Full-Service Owners Conference

No. 1 Service Provider and First Place in Overall Partner Performance, Guest Satisfaction and Customer Retention – Marriott International’s GPNS Program

Great Place to Work® Certification

Best Companies to Work for in New York

At the property level, multiple hotels received platinum, gold and silver Circle Awards from Marriott International for their performance in 2019. Additionally, Whiskey Charlie – the rooftop bar at the Canopy by Hilton Washington, D.C. The Wharf hotel – was voted one of “The Best Rooftop Bars in DC” by

To keep pace with the company’s accomplishments, Concord expanded its Business Development team with the addition of Richard Rose and promotion of Ryan Maher, both named Vice Presidents of Business Development, and the Food and Beverage team with Dean Wendel’s promotion to Vice President of Food and Beverage and Dean Thompson’s appointment as Corporate Director of Culinary Operations. Jared Garner joined the company as its General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Additionally, Patty Treaster was promoted to Vice President of Transitions, a new role that emphasizes the hospitality company’s focus on expansion as Treaster manages the process of properties transitioning into and out of Concord’s management portfolio, as well as providing support for new hotel openings.

“The success we experienced last year would not have been possible without the dedication and hard work of our nearly 6,000 associates, along with the support and contributions of our brand partners, investors, third-party owners and service providers,” added Laport. “We look forward to continuing to build upon our achievements in the new decade.”

American Leather Furniture Offers Beautiful and Durable Furniture

For more than 25 years, American Leather has expertly blended refined design, meticulous craftsmanship and operational excellence to offer beautiful and durable furniture. Providing a wide range of products for lobbies, bars and suites, including the company’s signature Comfort Sleeper, American Leather has earned the trust of the top vacation resorts and other hospitality environments around the world.

Leading vacation resorts around the world trust American Leather’s ability to execute. With engineering prowess and a proven 10-day product development cycle, our flexibility and foresight allow us to meet even the most specific needs of hospitality and contract customers. American Leather is committed to providing furniture solutions that represent the very best in comfort, performance and design that elevates your brand.

At American Leather we’ve been doing this a long time, and we’ve learned a few things over the years. Since 2000, the Comfort Sleeper by American Leather has been setting the standard that no other sleeper sofa can surpass. The Comfort Sleeper is not only a gorgeous piece of furniture, it’s the only sleeper sofa with the Tiffany 24/7™ sleep system. This patented mechanism opens and closes almost effortlessly, with solid platforms that provide even support with no bars, no springs and no sagging. With four and five-inch high-density foam mattresses, it’s quite simply the best sleeper sofa available.

The Comfort Sleeper’s space-saving engineering means getting a bigger bed in a smaller room; it’s only 85 inches in length when open, while still providing room to stretch out on a bedroom-length sleeping surface. The Comfort Sleeper Premier mattress is covered with Crypton® ticking. Crypton is the only patented and tested barrier capable of delivering permanent protection against moisture, stains, dirt, dust mites, microbials, and general soiling.

American Leather realizes that when it comes to sofa beds, one size does not fit all. That’s why the Comfort Sleeper is available in seven sizes, including the only true King sofa sleeper that is 80” long and 76” wide, and the Double Cot Sleeper, a moderate-sized sofa that effortlessly folds out into two distinct beds. In addition to seven sizes, each Comfort Sleeper style is available as a stationary sofa, love seat, chair, swivel recliner, ottoman, a double-wide storage ottoman, and many sectional configurations.

Beyond the Comfort Sleeper, American Leather also offers smart and stylish seating and storage solutions for lobbies, lounge areas or guest rooms. American Leather also offers a full spectrum of hospitality solutions with the introduction of product lines styled by Lee Industries.

As a founding member of the Sustainable Furniture Council, a nonprofit organization created to promote sustainable practices in the furniture industry, American Leather is committed to making our products and manufacturing operations environmentally friendly. All leathers use water-based pigments, and we offer environmentally friendly leathers made through chrome-free processes. Our manufacturing process minimizes the number of leather scraps, and like our wood scraps, any remaining leather scraps are either recycled or resold for the production of small leather goods.

American Leather has also joined forces with American Forest to bring the beauty of walnut and ash wood to the inside – and outside. For every American Walnut + Ash Collection order, we plant a tree. More than 11,000 trees have been planted through this partnership.


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Adams Keegan Releases Significant Updates to Efficenter HRIS

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 29, 2019 – Adams Keegan, a national provider of integrated HR, payroll, onboarding, performance management and benefits administration services focused on the hotel and hospitality industry, today announced it has released a significant update to Efficenter®, its proprietary web-based human resources information system (HRIS). The company undertook a significant internal effort over the past year to enhance the functionality and user experience of the platform.

“We’re continually searching for opportunities to improve service levels to our clients and their employees,” said Jay Keegan, president, and CEO at Adams Keegan. “Our clients have always considered Efficenter highly functional and extremely easy to use. The redesign was focused on enhancing the user experience while adding important, industry-specific functionality to better meet the changing needs of our clients’ operations. We look forward to introducing more clients to Efficenter and improving their ability to focus on their core business by removing administrative burdens.”

Efficenter delivers a broad range of HR functionality through a secure, configurable, web-based hub. The system eliminates many administrative tasks, providing greater security and accuracy versus paper-based employee administration. With Adams Keegan and Efficenter, clients can expect:

  • Customization of system functionality based on client needs and operating characteristics.
  • Integration with important legacy and third-party platforms for improved analytics and efficiency.
  • A single system of record for critical functionality, including payroll and timekeeping, digital HR administration, employee benefits and benefits administration, customizable business intelligence, and more.
  • Elimination of paper-based, fragmented, manual processes, and improved security through proven cloud-based processes.

“As an Efficenter user for the last few years, I have loved how easy the system is to navigate for our HR department, managers and employees,” said Melissa Poma, Director of Human Resources at Gibson Hotel Management. “It is wonderful to be able to manage onboarding, employee data, payroll, timekeeping, benefits, and vacation/PTO leave all in one system. We are able to support more than 20 hotel locations very effectively with Efficenter, and the Adams Keegan support staff is always available to help.”

About Adams Keegan

Adams Keegan is a national managed HR, payroll, and benefits provider, headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee. The company works alongside business owners, CEOs, CFOs and CHROs, to provide innovative solutions for human capital management – including everything from recruitment to retirement and all touchpoints in between. Adams Keegan partners with clients with as few as 50 employees to more than 5,000, in industry sectors ranging from hospitality to healthcare, and finance to manufacturing. To learn more about Adams Keegan, visit

Chartwell Hospitality Engages Adams Keegan to Lift Administrative HR/Payroll Burdens

Chartwell Hospitality Engages Adams Keegan to Lift Administrative HR/Payroll Burdens

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 14, 2019 – Adams Keegan, a national HR, payroll, and benefits provider for the hospitality industry, announces the implementation of a custom solution developed for Chartwell Hospitality LLC. Chartwell is a fully integrated real estate company that specializes in the acquisition, development, and management of high-quality, full-service hotels.

Prior to working with the team at Adams Keegan, Chartwell had experienced difficulty in finding an HR, payroll, and benefits provider that could meet the challenges that resulted from the complexities of its management and ownership structure. Chartwell felt it was wasting resources, as the solutions other providers were offering the company were ineffective. Further, the hotel’s various management platforms were not integrated with the provider’s human resources information system (HRIS).

Looking to improve service to its employees and provide a better picture of HR-related operations to management, Chartwell conducted research on providers that could take over its payroll and related administrative HR tasks and integrate legacy management systems, with minimal disruption to operations. After much research, Chartwell identified Adams Keegan as the best solution for its HRIS and payroll needs.

According to Chris Oclaray, director of human resources at Chartwell, “The team at Adams Keegan took the time to listen and understand what we needed and developed a comprehensive plan that met our business objectives. Adams Keegan handled the lion’s share of the implementation and on-boarding and made the transition as easy and seamless as possible. When we encountered roadblocks, their team worked with us to identify a solution that made sense for everyone.”

Bob Adams, hotel management practice leader at Adams Keegan, said, “It’s an honor to work with an operator as well-regarded as Chartwell. Their team views Adams Keegan as a leading service provider in the hotel management industry and appreciates our ability to customize a solution to fit their unique needs. We’re committed to providing services that allow front line employees to focus on their mission, which in turn improves the guest experience. We’re looking forward to a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship.”

About Adams Keegan

Adams Keegan is a nationally managed HR, payroll, and benefits provider, headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee. The company works alongside business owners, CEOs, CFOs and CHROs, to provide innovative solutions for human capital management – including everything from recruitment to retirement and all touchpoints in between. Adams Keegan partners with clients with as few as 50 employees to more than 5,000, in industry sectors ranging from hospitality to healthcare, and finance to manufacturing. To learn more about Adams Keegan, visit