Airangel, a provider of guest Wi-Fi solutions to the hospitality sector, has secured a £1.7m funding package from Santander Corporate & Commercial to support its further growth.
Based in Warrington, Airangel, which has recently opened a new office in Dubai, is expanding rapidly across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Dean Wilkinson, Airangel’s chief executive, said the company’s software platform, MyAirangel, is now the number one solution in the hotel industry, with clients including IHG, Malmaison, Hotel du Vin, the Eden Project, Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts.
MyAirangel is also widely used in private rental sector apartment buildings with large scale deployments in several prestigious developments in London.
The cloud based platform enables guests to access fast, high quality Wi-Fi connections, in addition to providing hoteliers and property owners with valuable data insights to enable them to engage more with customers and personalise the guest experience.
Mr Wilkinson says: “In the digital age, connectivity is central to the guest experience and a key factor in people’s choice of hotel. MyAirangel offers a high quality solution and not surprisingly, is in growing demand from leading hotel chains and venues around the world.”
Airangel, which employs around 40 staff, was set up by Mike Gardner, the current chairman, in 2002. It now manages Wi-Fi connections to more than 100,000 hotel rooms or apartments in 27 countries, and has 18 million registered users.