A Room Upgrade for Oaky
Oaky, the leading upselling tool for hotels, has relocated its global headquarters to Leidseplein in central Amsterdam, where staff will be working in line with their flexible work-from-home policy. The move follows a successful round of Series A funding earlier this year and a considerable period of growth for the company, which saw a surge in inquiries as the hospitality sector responded to the change in demand.
“We’re mindful that our industry is struggling and we want to help where we can. We’re in the fortunate position of having a product that offers a tangible benefit to hotels – something that attracted more interest in the aftermath of the outbreak. To better serve our new and existing customers, and slowly reintroduce human interaction to our workplace, we decided to move to a new, more central location with more space.” - Lars Jonker, co-founder.
New Office Space
Overlooking the bustling activity of Leidseplein’s numerous bars and restaurants, Oaky’s new Amsterdam HQ will act as mission control for the Oaky team located across the Netherlands and Singapore. After several months of remote working for the Oaky team, the new office is an opportunity to rekindle the cheerful and collaborative office environment that Oaky employees hold dear, without compromising on safety.
The new Oaky HQ has been furnished and updated to meet the requirements of a COVID-guarded environment. A one-way exit and entry system, ample space between desks, and disinfecting stations in every room ensure that employees can enjoy the company of their colleagues without putting themselves at risk. Oaky’s Amsterdam-based employees will use the office an average of three days a week, with those preferring to remain at home free to do so.
Throughout 2020, Oaky’s team has expanded across several departments, with various specialists coming on board to work on guest experience, hotelier features, and connectivity with other widely-used tech solutions. As Oaky continues to develop solutions in time with the evolving challenges for hoteliers, the need for a larger, more specialised team continues to grow. The new office was chosen with this in mind, with space to accommodate future team members as well as social distancing.
As mentioned, Oaky is on the hunt for new recruits to bring their innovative features to life. Check out open opportunities at their careers page.