Frontdesk Anywhere Joins Mews’ Portfolio of Hotel Techology Solutions in Latest Acquisition

Frontdesk Anywhere, founded in Silicon Valley in 2009, is known for its award-winning cloud-based property management system.
By Lea Mira, HTN Staff Writer - 1.31.2024

Hospitality cloud provider Mews has announced the acquisition of Frontdesk Anywhere, a cloud-based hotel management software company based in San Francisco. The acquisition was facilitated by Mews Ventures, marking its third acquisition in North America in less than a year. This move signifies Mews’ continued investment and growth in the region. The terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed.

Frontdesk Anywhere, founded in Silicon Valley in 2009, is known for its award-winning cloud-based property management system. The system is designed for independent hotels and management groups, providing a platform that streamlines operations, increases revenue, and enhances guest experiences.

The acquisition of Frontdesk Anywhere comes on the heels of a successful year for Mews. In 2023, the company surpassed 5,000 customers worldwide and processed over $5 billion through Mews Payments. With the addition of Frontdesk Anywhere, Mews aims to further automate operations for modern hoteliers, allowing them to focus more on their guests.

Joe Kiernan, CEO and founder of Frontdesk Anywhere, noted that Frontdesk Anywhere has been committed to transforming hospitality by working with some of the world’s most innovative hotel brands and companies. Kiernan believes that the merger with Mews will allow the Frontdesk Anywhere team, customers, and partners to continue revolutionizing the way hoteliers deliver exceptional guest experiences through technology and software.

Incorporating Frontdesk Anywhere into Mews’ portfolio should help further strengthen the company’s offerings and advance its growth in North America.

This acquisition marks the eighth for Mews Ventures. Previous acquisitions include HotelPerfect in 2021, Cenium and Bizzon in 2022, and Hotello and Nomi in 2023.

Mews is recognized as a leading platform in the hospitality industry. With 5,000 customers across more than 85 countries, Mews Hospitality Cloud is designed to streamline operations for modern hoteliers, transform the guest experience, and create more profitable businesses. Mews’ customers include Accor, Generator-Freehand, The Strawberry Group, The Social Hub, Life House, and Les Airelles.

In the past year, Mews has achieved several key milestones. These include the completion of a $185 million Series C funding round, the acquisition of Hotello and Nomi to expand North American operations and accelerate AI guest experiences and personalization, a 115% increase in customers across more than 85 countries, and a nearly 60% growth in the North America team. The company also reported that one in five hotels in North America are diversifying their revenue by monetizing additional spaces, marking a nearly 50% increase year over year.