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Serviced Apartment Awards 2022 winners honoured in London – Sponsored by IMS

By Earl Murtagh-Naughton – Head of Marketing & Brand Development, IMS The winners of the seventh annual Serviced Apartment Awards celebrated in London this day last week, at a gala dinner presentation at The Montcalm Marble Arch hotel. The Serviced Apartment Awards, powered by Serviced Apartment News, are known as the ‘Oscars of the industry’. Hosted annually since 2016, these are the only awards created for and by the serviced apartment, aparthotel, extended stay, and short-term rental industries Around 250 guests attended the black-tie ceremony, hosted by SAN editor George Sell, Boutique Hotel News editor Eloise Hanson, and Mark Harris of the Travel Intelligence Network. IMS was delighted to be the Official “Communications Partner” for the event and provide a live stream of the event to welcome virtual attendees via Zoom. It gave us great pleasure to be part of this incredible event and to support the sector community. There […]

IMS becomes Philips / PPDS “GOLD PARTNER”

By Earl Murtagh-Naughton – Head of Marketing & Brand Development, IMS We are happy and proud of our collaboration with Philips / PPDS and the new recognition as a “Gold Partner”. IMS is delighted to announce it has been awarded Gold Partner status with Philips Professional Display Solutions. This award reflects the strong relationship that IMS and PPDS have built together and IMS is very proud to receive this certification. As specialists in guest technology, IMS has been working with PPDS for a number of years now providing Hospitality TVs and Signage Solutions with the Phillips team’s commitment to customers and partners proving the perfect fit for IMS. Many thanks to our customers, who have helped us grow, so today we are a Philips GOLD partner. Huge thank you to the entire Philips team who have always backed us with the market’s best support and service and not least, its market-leading[…]

IMS Sponsor Recharge 2022 at Staycity Marne La Vallée

By Earl Murtagh-Naughton – Head of Marketing & Brand Development, IMS We are delighted to be one of the main sponsors at this year’s “Recharge” event organised by International Hospitality Media and hosted at the amazing Staycity Marne la Vallée, Paris. RECHARGE is for forward-thinking hospitality and real estate leaders with purpose. A unique event that encourages a new way of thinking: if you’re happy to challenge the status quo positively and are prepared to look at doing business’ differently – it’s for you! RECHARGE promises an intense focus on collaboration and debate, bursting with innovation and ‘personality.’ 📅 28-29 March 2022📍 Staycity Aparthotel, Marne La Vallée, Paris💻 https://ihmrecharge.com/ Featuring: “Tech Trends Transforming Real Estate” Every facet of our lives is increasingly dominated by technology – travel and hospitality are no exception. What are the future tech trends just over the horizon that will affect the way we travel, work and stay? Leo Colgan, Co-founder, and Director,[…]

IMS announced as “Communications Partner” for SAA 2022

By Earl Murtagh-Naughton – Head of Marketing & Brand Development, IMS We are thrilled to announce that IMS will be the Official “Communications Partner” for the upcoming Serviced Apartment Awards 2022 in London on May 19th, 2022. It gives us great pleasure to be part of this incredible event and to support the sector community. Also, delighted to be working again with the brilliant team at International Hospitality Media Limited . The Serviced Apartment Awards are the first and only dedicated awards created for and by the international serviced apartment, aparthotel, extended stay, and short-term rental industry. Now in their seventh year, the 2022 awards take are taking place on Thursday 19 May in London. Venue announcement coming soon! The awards are open to all serviced apartment operators, alliances, providers, and suppliers worldwide, and will recognise excellence at corporate and individual levels. This year there are 19 award categories, judged by a panel of industry[…]

[Webinar] The extended stay/residential rental crossover

By Earl Murtagh-Naughton – Head of Marketing & Brand Development, IMS Delighted to participate in the recent Serviced Apartment News Webinar Series installment entitled “The extended stay/residential rental crossover”. IMbeen tS have Thanks, George Sell and International Hospitality Media Limited & well done to our fellow panelists Merilee Karr (Founder and CEO, TrustedStays/UnderTheDoormat) and Qassim Ali (Co-founder and Managing director, CoStays). We had a really interesting discussion about the crossover between serviced apartments and BTR Developments. Great engagement from our audience and we hope everyone enjoyed the session just as much as we did! Webinar Series sponsored by IMS With extended stay guests looking to stay for longer, and BTR operators offering minimum lengths of stay as little as three months, is there sweet spot where serviced apartments and BTR are servicing the same guests? Will the lines blur even further in the future? You will learn: Differences and similarities between BTR and extended-stay product.Where is the client base overlapping? How are BTR[…]

[Webinar] The Tech Evolution and the Future of Build-to-Rent

By Earl Murtagh-Naughton – Head of Marketing & Brand Development, IMS Huge thank you to everyone who joined us on the 9th of November 2021 for our webinar in partnership with The UKAA. We had a really interesting discussion about how tech is evolving in the BTR space and the importance of understanding your resident now, and into the future. Great engagement from our audience and we hope everyone enjoyed the session just as much as we did! Special thank you to David Butler (CEO, The UKAA), Sebastian Moritz (Director, MORICON Consultants), Alex Gooch (Head of Build-To-Rent, Inventory Hive), Muir Baxter (UK Sales Director SmartRent) & Hamish Neale (Director of Sales, RealPage Europe ) for joining us on the session. Looking forward to doing more of these together in the months ahead! Don’t forget to book your ticket to The UKAA BTR Fayre 2021, taking place next week (15th & 16th November)! Head to UKAA website for tickets and information >> https://www.ukaa.org.uk/ – we will see you there!

IMS part of an exciting lineup of sponsors for Bisnow PRS Annual Irish Conference

By Earl Murtagh-Naughton – Head of Marketing & Brand Development, IMS IMS is delighted to announce that we will be one of the main sponsors for the upcoming Bisnow Private Rental Sector (PRS) Annual Conference in Dublin on Thursday November 4th, 2021. With the easing of pandemic restrictions, organisers are hosting an in-person event in a Covid safe environment where attendees can take part safely and confidently in a variety of brilliant events.  The top movers and shakers amongst Dublin’s PRS community will be attending the conference including owners, investors, developers, lenders, agents, architects, planners, designers, consultants, advisors and suppliers, making it an unmissable event for anyone involved in the industry. The event will focus on investment development and all the design and tech trends that are currently shaping the future of Ireland’s rental sector. It will also help investors to overcome challenges in the industry and illustrate how to create[…]

IMS are thrilled to announce partnership with IHM

By Earl Murtagh-Naughton – Head of Marketing & Brand Development, IMS IMS is thrilled to announce our partnership with International Hospitality Media which will include the sponsorship of events, webinars, and digital content. As part of this exciting new partnership, IMS will be one of the headlining sponsors for some of the brand’s biggest events annually – Recharge ’22 and Urban Living ’22. This is an excellent collaboration for IMS as International Hospitality Media is the premier specialist in online publishing, conference, exhibition, and event organisation. It also features advisory services for growth sectors of the hospitality and real estate industry making it a perfect fit for both companies. IHM publishes four industry-leading b2b websites which are a brilliant resource for anyone in the industry including BoutiqueHotelNews.com, ServicedApartmentNews.com , ShortTermRentalz.com, and URBAN LIVING FESTIVAL. It’s fair to say that International Hospitality Industry really has the finger on the pulse when it comes to industry expertise as[…]

IMS Join as UKAA Member & Premium Sponsor

By Earl Murtagh-Naughton – Head of Marketing & Brand Development, IMS IMS is delighted to announce that we are now a supplier member and sponsor of the UKAA, the biggest Build to Rent organisation in the UK and the leading association when it comes to the UK’s Build to Rent sector. Build to Rent refers to a purpose-built housing model that is designed for rent rather than sale. BTR schemes offer longer tenancy agreements and are often professionally managed by the owner or operator. With a shortage of affordable housing and UK and Irish house prices and rent soaring, BTR developments are proving a popular option for investors seeking long-term returns. IMS is excited to be a part of this fast-growing market, helping to provide the technical expertise and support needed to facilitate this ever-increasing rental trend. In our role we advise clients on the kind of technology needed for[…]

IMS becomes CoolPartner 014 – CloudForests.ie

By Earl Murtagh-Naughton – Head of Marketing & Brand Development, IMS We are 014! IMS is delighted to become CoolPartner 014 today and honored to be joining this mission to help cool the planet by creating new forests for the planet along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Cloudforests was founded in April 2020 By Bernard Pender. Bernard was a founding partner of one of Ireland’s leading forestry companies and has extensive experience in the forestry and online technology sectors. Their mission is to help save the planet. They are focused on climate change & environmental protection. They have a simple clear plan to create one hundred Cloudforests along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. These forests are solely being created for the planet. These forests feature live HD video streaming, weather reports, pollinator-friendly wildflower meadows, and new bird & bat habitats. A Cloudforest is created under our strict climate action plan using close to nature principles.[…]

Case Study – EDYN – Cove Paradise Street

By Earl Murtagh-Naughton – Head of Marketing & Brand Development, IMS Overview Hospitality group edyn announced the launch of their new serviced apartment brand “Cove” and the first full “Cove” opening would be the new acquisition in the Liverpool ONE development. Cove Paradise Street would comprise of 77 one-to-three-bed apartments. Challenge edyn was looking for a Home WiFi Experience that was both innovative in design and future-proof. Where guests can connect any device or share any content seamlessly just as easily as in their homes. The goal was to deliver a superior WiFi technology solution to accommodate all of their guests – from business to leisure travellers. Solution edyn partnered with IMS to transform the guest WiFi experience and to build a foundation for the future. A Ruckus WiFi Network was installed with the Personal Entertainment Network (PEN), which enables guests to connect any device and share any content. In[…]

Introducing PEN: a game-changer for the hospitality industry

By Earl Murtagh-Naughton – Head of Marketing & Brand Development, IMS IMS is excited to announce the launch of an innovative new product for the hospitality sector called the Personal Entertainment Network or PEN which is “In-Room Entertainment For A New World”. These days our homes are filled with a huge variety of devices connected to the internet, including Smartphones, Tablets, Smart TVs, Wireless Printers, Wireless Voice Assistants & Video Game Consoles. It stands to reason that when we can get away to a hotel again we will want to enjoy the same comforts of home wherever we are. Today’s guests need private and secure networks that enable their smart devices to connect and share content effortlessly and that is where the new IMS product PEN comes in! At IMS, we have recognised the need for a WiFi experience within the hospitality setting which replicates the home environment. One which[…]

IMS awarded Platinum Partner status with Philips Professional Display Solutions

By Earl Murtagh-Naughton – Head of Marketing & Brand Development, IMS IMS is delighted to announce it has been awarded Platinum Partner status with Philips Professional Display Solutions. This award reflects the strong relationship that IMS and PPDS have built together and IMS are very proud to receive this prestigious acknowledgement.  As specialists in guest technology and guest experience in Hospitality, IMS has been working with PPDS for a number of years now for providing Hospitality TVs and Signage Solutions with the Phillips team’s commitment to customers and partners proving the perfect fit for IMS. We were delighted to have been able to collaborate with them on these projects, resulting in better business outcomes thanks to the industry leading expertise offered by PPDS. As part of the largest display manufacturer in the world (TPV Technology) PPDS are the frontrunners in the digital industry proudly holding the exclusive rights to Philips[…]

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IMS Steps Up UK Expansion

By Earl Murtagh-Naughton – Head of Marketing & Brand Development, IMS Thanks to continued growth and our commitment to providing outstanding service, Integrated Media Solutions (IMS) is delighted to announce the opening of our new Headquarters in the UK (located at Unit 3b Juno House, Calleva Park, Aldermaston, Reading, Berkshire RG78RA). With offices already based in Limerick, Ireland and a working relationship established with the UK market since 2009, this new physical presence in the UK will enable us to respond to the growing needs of our clients and specialists and build on our future plans with the UK market at the centre. It is a very exciting time of expansion for IMS and our UK office will also be pivotal to our continued investment in developing our people and creating job opportunities. This annoucement coincides with the recent appointment of our UK Commercial Director Julian Lloyd who joined our[…]