With travel slowly recovering in the midst of the pandemic, there is tremendous pent-up demand and consumers are looking for discerning experiences. The hospitality industry has been ravaged by lockdowns and restrictions, leaving operators to maximize any and all revenue channels now and moving forward. In-room dining is one of the opportunities that’s poised for optimization. Butler Hospitality is the technology-driven turn-key solution that transforms the hotel dining experience through cloud kitchens for hotels. Butler Hospitality manages the operation of kitchens inside hotels, controlling everything from menu design to staffing, and prepares high-quality meals that are delivered by full-time, uniformed “Butlers” to guests at the property and to nearby hotels within 30 minutes. The meals are charged to the guest’s hotel folio and the hotel can completely offload the responsibility of hotel food and beverage operations. Properties that previously did not offer in-room dining can now seamlessly offer the option to elevate the guest experience. Butler currently operates in six markets across the country with plans to double its presence with this funding. AlleyWatch caught up with CEO and Founder Tim Gjonbalic to learn more about how his experience as a restaurant operator inspired the business, Butler’s service and the pain points that it addresses, the company’s strategic plans, latest round of funding from investors that include Maywic Select Investments, Platform Ventures, and Mousse Partners.
Rooms service, even at the finest of hotels, can be hit or miss. Usually expensive, untimely, and a hodgepodge of items, in-house hotel dining is often best avoided. Butler Hospitality addresses this through its cloud kitchen for hotels, where the company takes over hotel kitchens and provides turn-key food and beverage services that make room service profitable again. Founder and industry veteran Tim Gjonbalic shares more about how Butler elevates the in-house dining experience at hotels, how the company weathered the downturn in the hospitality industry due to COVID-19, and the company’s $15M Series A round from investors that include &vest, Scopus Ventures, Mousse Partners, Kraft Group, and Loeb.nyc.
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