HotelKey is a cloud-based Property Management System designed for the hospitality Industry. Since 2014, we have provided software solutions that are efficient, reliable, and easy to use. Our mobile platform offers user-friendly, touch-screen technology to support every aspect of your Property operations. HotelKey strives to build state-of-the-art products for the ever-expanding hospitality industry. Headquartered in Dallas, TX, HotelKey is rapidly growing, opening offices in Europe and South Asia. Our array of products and services support individual properties, small to large sized portfolios, or global enterprises. HotelKey is a client focused company with a goal to maximize revenue and streamline operations for its global clientele.
In mid 2014, founders Fareed Ahmed and Aditya Thyagarajan started HotelKey in Silicon Valley, CA. The idea was to create an effortless user experience to tackle operational challenges for small to mid-size Properties. Both founders recognized that a cloud-based mobile platform was the next digital breakthrough. Fareed, a former employee of IBM, played a vital role in the product development. While Aditya, who previously worked for Yardi Systems, comes with expertise in property and asset management software. Together, with technical know-how and business acumen, they both built a comprehensive enterprise solution.
Founders' MeetAdy and Fareed met up
HotelKey InitiationAdy and Fareed Started with Idea of HotelKey over a Dining table
HotelKey version 1.0Basic PMS Software
Introduction to G6 HospitalityHotelKey introduced to Jessie Burgess, who arranges a meeting with G6 IT Leadership
Search for Angel InvestmentHotelKey meets with LA based Hoteliers Manish & Snay Patel and New York based Bankers Mahesh & Srinivas
1st client liveOrange Show Inn, San Bernadino, CA goes live on HotelKey 1.0
G6 selects HotelKeyG6 partners with HotelKey to implement State of the Art PMS system
International LocationsHotelKey sets up Development centres in Eastern Europe & South Asia
HotelKey raises $500KAngel investment of $500K at a valuation of $10MM. HotelKey kicks off the G6 PMS project
HotelKey gains momentumHotelKey ends 2016 with 20 G6 properties and 50 Independent properties and is short listed for the Extended Stay America PMS Replacement Opportunity
1st G6 Property LiveMotel 6 Forest Lane, Dallas is the first G6 property to go live with HotelKey
Opening of India OfficeHotelKey opens a 24/7 facility in Nagpur, India
HotelKey raises $2.1MMInvestment of $2.1MM at a valuation of $10MM
HotelKey growingHotelKey grows to 100 employees globally. G6 implementation picks up speed.
G6 Portfolio LiveHotelKey implements 1400+ Motel 6 & Studio 6 locations in record time.
HotelKey enters IndiaHotelKey enters the vibrant Indian Market with Hotel 6, Chandigarh - a 175 room hotel.
The HotelKey PlatformHotelKey expands it's products suite by adding CRS, POS & Revenue Management to it's existing Next Generation PMS System.
Extended Stay America selects HotelKeyExtended Stay America selects HotelKey to replace MSI.
1st ESA property LiveESA, Pineville Matthews Rd, Charlotte is the first ESA property to go live with HotelKey.
HotelKey Support CentreHotelKey opens a State of the Art Support Centre in Nagpur, India to provide Helpdesk services to G6, ESA & Independent Clients globally.
Vagabond selects HotelKeyVagabond replaces Skytouch with the HotelKey Platform.
2200+ Hotels LiveHotelKey successfully implements Extended Stay America and is rapidly growing in the Global Independent market.
1st Vagabond live on HotelKeyVagabond USC in Los Angeles, CA is the first Vagabond property to go live with HotelKey
HotelKey grows to 200 employeesHotelKey continues to invest in it's employees as it expands globally
Fareed is responsible for the overall company strategy, product, and engineering. A technologist at heart, Fareed’s primary focus is to combine mobile innovation with market demands and to build the most cost effective state-of-the-art Hotel Management Software system. Before his venture with HotelKey, Fareed had a long and successful career at IBM. Over a 12-year span, he progressed from a Software Engineer to Program Director; prompting many key initiatives. He led the IBM.com e-commerce development team which generated more than $1 Billion in annual sales. Fareed also led a BPO software solutions team at IBM which supported products that resulted in an annual revenue of $1.2 Billion. Fareed graduated with a BS in Computer Science from the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences.
Aditya is responsible for business, revenue growth, and client solutions. Most of his time is spent launching HotelKey into different market segments and providing market feedback to the development teams. Prior to HotelKey, Aditya spent ten years at Yardi Systems - a world leader in real estate and asset management software. At Yardi Systems, he started as a programmer in 2005 and steadily moved up within the organization. Aditya led development, implementation, and sales teams within the company. He played a significant role in bringing a fully integrated single stack solution to the Commercial Real Estate industry. As an avid sportsman, Aditya represented the USA Cricket Team with distinction for many years. In 2000, he earned a BS in Computer Science from BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore (India). He then went on to graduate with an MS in Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2003.
Parth joined HotelKey as its first US employee after his undergraduate studies. Parth is responsible for client solutions and implementations for all HotelKey clients globally. Since the inception of HotelKey, Parth was instrumental in the implementation of the company’s first marquee client - G6 Hospitality, owners of the iconic Motel 6 and Studio 6 hotels. Since then Parth has played many roles in the company ranging from Product Development to Customer Support. Parth has a BS in Computer Science from California State University, Fullerton.
Rohit is responsible for large enterprise HotelKey customers across the globe. Rohit has spent 15+ years implementing large fortune 500 clients on enterprise platforms. He spent 4 years implementing software at Oracle before moving to Yardi Systems, a world leader in property and asset management software. At Yardi, Rohit managed and implemented large commercial enterprise clients on the Yardi Voyager Property Management Software. A key player at HotelKey, Rohit earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from Pune University in India before moving to the United States where he graduated with an MS in Industrial & Systems Engineering and an MBA in International Business from Florida International University.
Akash joined HotelKey when the company expanded to India in January 2016. Akash manages all of HotelKey’s Product and Cloud Services Teams. Akash joined HotelKey after spending 3 years as a Java Developer at Persistent Systems where he enhanced and sharpened his deep technical skills and acumen. A disciplined leader, Akash provides the framework and infrastructure for HotelKey to grow aggressively in the marketplace while providing stability to the company’s current and strategic client base. Akash graduated with a BS in Computer Science from Nagpur University, India.
Florent started the European Operation for HotelKey in January 2015. During HotelKey’s early days, Florent, an avid programmer, played an instrumental role in writing the entire Java code base and the database structure at HotelKey. Prior to HotelKey, Florent spent many years writing banking software for leading banks in Europe. He also held multiple Software and IT leadership positions in the Ministry of Economy and Finance in Kosovo. In his current role at HotelKey, Florent is responsible for the company’s European operations and its growth in the region. Florent graduated with a BS and MS in Computer Science from the University of Pristina, Kosovo.