DENVER — RLH Corporation has created a new subsidiary, RLabs, Inc. The subsidiary was formed to be a travel-technology-based innovator to house and build on the company’s technology platform, including the RevPak guest-management system.
RLabs will focus on new revenue verticals and developing unique technology and system offerings for the hospitality industry, including software, robotics and artificial intelligence (AI). Its first offering is Canvas Integrated Systems, an all-in-one cloud-based hospitality-management suite featuring a collection of seamlessly-integrated tools designed to drive revenue, secure more revenue opportunities, automate channel management and reduce cost and friction for independent hotel owners. Canvas Integrated Systems also utilizes technology to provide additional desired platforms such as personalized loyalty programs and keyless entry.
RLabs will also be able to offer third-party management companies the capability to bring brand-level resources, pricing and technology under a white label to independent hotels around the world.
“We see the industry moving towards being transaction-based in the future and believe Canvas Integrated Systems can provide a savings of up to 50-per-cent over what typical independent hotels are currently paying and potentially even more for hotels that are part of a soft brand,” says Greg Mount, president and CEO, RLH Corporation. “We believe there is a real opportunity to use our technology platform in a more vertical way by building a subscription-style offering of technology on a transaction-based billing format.”
Canvas Integrated Systems is a fully customizable platform backed by best-in-class providers. The service is supported by a transaction-based model that ensures that owners pay on actualized transactions while benefiting from the cost savings of a larger hotel base. Each hotel operator will also have a dedicated support team to ensure seamless execution and access to institutionalized knowledge to keep up with trends and best-in-class procedures.
“We built Canvas Integrated Systems to allow independent hotels to benefit from best-in-class systems and technology while remaining independent,” adds Mount. “Hotel operators will receive many of the advantages and transactional costs of a well-established larger system structure without having to incur costs and meet expensive brand standards required by soft brands.”