US: Property operator Sextant Stays has announced a partnership with 2ndKitchen, a virtual room service platform, across eight locations in New Orleans and Miami.
2ndKitchen enables businesses to serve food to customers using menus from local restaurants. By establishing virtual kitchens within existing restaurants, the company can provide customised room service to operators without a kitchen.
The service will initially be available across eight Sextant properties, including The Brandywine, The Lola, Factors Row, Motorworks, Bourbon Place, and Maison Baronne in New Orleans, as well as Habitat Residence and The Current in Miami.
Sextant Stays combines the amenities of hotels and vacation rentals into one business. The group controls the entire building of each site.
“Travellers’ expectations have changed over the last 16 months and we’re bridging the gap to create a simple, seamless experience for our guests with this partnership,” said founder and CEO of Sextant Stays, Andreas King-Geovanis. “With 2ndKitchen, we’re offering a curated menu to guests without the added overhead cost of opening up a kitchen within our buildings, and we’re supporting local restaurants in the process. Their mission is aligned with ours – disrupting the hospitality industry.”
Included in every Sextant property is a 21.5” wall-mounted touchscreen, offering a virtual concierge service and now food delivery. Guests can scan the QR code or swipe to explore nearby restaurants.
“2ndKitchen is the future of room service,” said cofounder and CEO Nick Anastasiades. “We offer world-class food and beverage experiences to guests while empowering hospitality businesses. With the demand of ordering takeout increasing dramatically in a post-Covid world, merging our services with this next generation hospitality brand that’s providing travellers flexible, modern-apartment stays, this partnership couldn’t make more sense.”
Further information about 2ndKitchen can be found here.