BHN editor Eloise Hanson checks in with Rami Zeidan, founder and CEO of Life House, to learn about his greatest achievements, worst mistakes, and what he’s yet to accomplish. They also discuss what challenges independent hotel owners face, what prompted the partnership with metasearch engine KAYAK, as well as future plans to introduce a new brand.
Julian Houchin, director of Eden Arc, explores the growing demand of independent white label operators and an industry shift in key metrics.
US: Tech-enabled hotel brand Life House is set to open its first desert retreat in Palm Springs, California this November.
US: The Wondrous World of the Duke hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, will be operated by Life House when it opens this autumn.
US: Hotel management and technology platform Life House has been selected to manage the Hotel Royal in Long Beach and Hotel La Rose in Sonoma County, California.
US: Tech-enabled hotel management company Life House has been selected to manage The Carmen in Playa Del Carmen and Faisano Nomadas in Aldea Zama.
Hosted by Eloise Hanson, editor, IHM [Sponsored by Cvent] You will learn: • The tech available to update and advance existing hotel rooms • How to deploy, integrate, and scale smart technologies • Will proptech be integral to reoccupation strategies? • The importance of technology from an investment perspective
Worldwide: Life House has raised $60 million in Series C funding, led by new investors KAYAK and Inovia Capital, to begin selling its software platform to hoteliers. Investors Tiger Global, Derive Ventures, JLL, Trinity Ventures, Sound Ventures, Cooley LLP, and others participated in the funding round too. Life House plans
US: Stonehouse Capital has purchased the 26-room Rancho Caymus Inn and has partnered with Life House for management. The boutique hotel was originally built by Mary Tilden Morton of the Morton Salt family, and later restored by the seller who preserved many original details. These include stained-glass windows, mosaics, 19th
US: Located in East Hampton, New York, Maidstone Hotel will be operated by Life House through summer 2021 with the owners Jenny and Jonathan Baker remaining involved in the property’s creative direction moving forward. The Baker’s acquired the hotel in 2008. It’s more than 150 years old and has previously