The HRS Group, the hotel solutions company, has acquired Berlin-based Conichi (legally “Hotel Beacons GmbH”) and will integrate its technology into the HRS payment product platform. The transaction will make the brand and all Conichi employees an integral part of the HRS Group. Conichi, according to an announcement, began with a tool that digitized hotel check-in and checkout and streamlined it. In recent years, it has developed a solution for corporate hotel check-in/out processes at the front desk.

HRS will continue to use the Conichi technology for the automation of check-in/out processes. Conichi in turn will become an integral part of a new HRS business division focusing on payment. Tobias Ragge, CEO of HRS, said payment has long been an important strategic pillar for the company and that the new structure “ensures the agility of the division while emphasizing the importance of payment solutions as managed travel evolves.”