The Digital Hotelier raises pre-Seed round for product development
UAE-based traveltech startup The Digital Hotelier has secured a six-figure pre-Seed round from Select Ventures Holding, alongside a group of angel investors from both the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
Founded in 2022 by Qutaiba Alali and Ali Fouad, The Digital Hotelier offers a software solution for guests and tourists to book and pay for services at hotels such as room service, spas, food, and entertainment, among others. The startup's solution, which supports multiple languages, also caters to hotel apartments and holiday homes offering short stays.
“Dubai stands at the centre of the region's thriving tourism industry, drawing over 14 million visitors annually and solidifying its place as a preeminent global destination. While hotels have made strides in this direction, the ordering process still relies heavily on direct communication, which can be a daunting task for tourists, particularly those who face language barriers,” said Alali.
“To address this issue, we have implemented innovative solutions to streamline the ordering process and ensure that all guests, regardless of their familiarity with regional ordering platforms, can enjoy a hassle-free stay,” he added
In the event that a requested service is unavailable inside the hotel, guests can use the platform to access other options outside its premises.
According to Alali, the startup plans to use the freshly acquired funds to expedite its product development, expand its scope and reach, as well as grow its team.