From our founder’s garage to the world’s largest hotel chains
Since its founding in 2011, BookingTek has become a leader in the development of innovative digital solutions for the world’s largest hospitality groups. From humble beginnings in founder Matthew Stubbs’ garage, the software platform quickly garnered attention from some big players in the hotel industry.
Popular for its advanced approach to enterprise-grade direct booking solutions and its key integrations with the likes of Oracle Micros systems, it wasn’t long before world-leading hotel chains were onboard.
The team built the very first online meeting booking and payment solution for hotels and have gone on to produce a range of digital products that include a direct restaurant reservation system with channel manager, floor manager and contactless mobile order-pay app.
Most recently, BookingTek built an omnichannel digital ordering solution with a built-in ecommerce solution that is integrated with Oracle Simphony and 10 other POS systems. Its extensive functionality is easy to deploy across a large estate and gives customers a seamless experience on any device.
All products can be delivered stand-alone, hybrid or fully integrated with Oracle hospitality software like Opera PMS and Simphony POS and dozens of other hospitality systems. This approach enables quick and easy rollout, by large groups, across multiple geographies in multiple languages and currencies.
The TableRes Mobile App is made free of charge to help restaurants during and after Covid-19
Sale of the Meetings Maker product line to Groups360
Restaurants start to close due to the Covid-19 pandemic
The TableRes Mobile App evolves into an omnichannel digital ordering solution
TableRes App embedded in Marriott Bonvoy rewards app at hotels across eight countries in Europe
Launch TableRes Digital, an integrated suite of Digital tools for hotel F&B
Launch SINGLEPAY a simple global E-Commerce platform for large groups
Develop TableRes customer order/pay mobile app
Launch Meetings Maker with AC Hotels in Spain
TableRes selected by major Spanish hotel group
Additional fundraising round completed
Complete UK rollout of Meetings Maker for Marriott International
Start rollout of TableRes in Continental Europe for Marriott International
Trial first tablet version of Meetings Maker for Plaza Workspaces with Intercontinental Hotel Group
TableRes is launched and immediately adopted by Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel group
We raise £2.5 million in growth capital from Mobeus Equity Partners to further broaden our international presence and develop new products
The company secures a contract with Marriott International, one of the world’s top 3 largest hotel groups, to roll out Meetings Maker
We start development of TableRes after requests from one of the world’s top 3 largest hotel groups
Multi-lingual and multi-currency functionality added to Meetings Maker Lite products
A range of low cost versions of Meetings Maker are added to the product lineup aimed at individual hotels and smaller hotel groups
The company changes its name to BookingTek which more accurately reflects the nature of the business
We launch CompareMeetings.com, a multi-brand, third party website that delivers OTA style bookings to hotels that use Meetings Maker at zero commission
We complete a unique integration with Oracle MICROS Opera via OWS-SC, an interface MICROS reintroduces when they see how valuable Meetings Maker will be to their hotel clients
We raise an additional £1 million of funding, from existing investors, to develop software to automate meeting booking and payment on hotel websites
On-request meeting rooms are added to the site and we identify what looks like a huge gap in the market – no hotel or online travel agent (OTA) has real-time, meeting booking on their website
The response from venues is overwhelming and the site rapidly grows to 500 venues in 10 countries
The fledgling business launches the world’s first website enabling online booking and payment of day offices
Matthew Stubbs launches the bootstrapped business from his garage in South West London