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Mr. Phillips

David Phillips

Co-Founder & President, Jurny Inc.

David Phillips is the co-founder and president of Jurny, a hospitality tech company offering SaaS-based management solutions designed to accommodate the evolving needs and expectations of the modern traveler.

Mr. Phillips has more than 10 years of experience in developing and licensing intellectual property, executing major strategic partnerships and creating massive growth in companies. In his early 20s, he was responsible for building global brands that amassed tens of millions in sales and entered negotiations for major entertainment production deals. Mr. Phillips has been responsible for more than $75 million in licensed consumer product sales over the course of his career.

In 2017, Mr. Phillips decided to use this expertise to co-found GuestWiser, now Jurny, with his current partner and co-founder, Luca Zambello, with one goal in mind - to disrupt one of the oldest marketplaces in the world, hospitality. Without selling any equity, they have grown the business from $0 to $2.3 million in revenue, built technology, automated large scale operations and developed a complex infrastructure capable of handling the remote management and operation of thousands of professionally run short-term units with just a hand full of employees. The duo bootstrapped the company prior to raising more than $4.9 million in funding.

The company now operates more than 370 units across five markets (with more than 2,500 additional units in the pipeline), managing the highest reviewed and revenue-generating units in the industry year-over-year. In August, the company reported 200 percent growth with occupancy rates double the industry standard during peak hotel closures due to the global pandemic.

Please visit http://www.jurny.com/ for more information.

Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-phillips-a1ba3733/

Mr. Phillips can be contacted at +1 949-258-2151 or david@jurny.com

Coming up in April 2021...

Guest Service: Health and Safety First

Though expectations are that hotels will return to some semblance of normalcy in 2021, their highest priority must continue to be the health and safety of guests and employees. To that end, hotels are training their guest service personnel in enhanced cleaning routines, which include the following practices - bathrooms, elevator buttons, remote controls and other high-touch items, are disinfected and cleaned with a higher frequency; all tables, chairs and menus in restaurants are cleaned at a much higher frequency, and after each seating; floor markers in public areas to remind guests and team members to maintain physical distance; hand alcohol stations and disposable gloves in lobbies and restaurants; loose items such as pens, note pads and information material removed from rooms and meeting rooms; limiting the number of seats in restaurants and public areas; and revised food & beverage offerings. The April issue of the Hotel Business Review will review how guest service personnel are being trained to maintain health and safety protocols in their operations.