Curator Hotel & Resort Collection Selects LEFCON and VENZA as Preferred Partners to Provide PCI Compliance and Managed IT Services to Member Hotels

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BETHESDA, Md. & ATLANTA, January 10, 2022– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –Hotel & Resort Collection Curator (“Curator”) has announced that it has selected LEFCON and VENZA as preferred partners to provide cybersecurity and IT service solutions to its portfolio of more than 80 independent hotels and resorts. Additionally, VENZA has been named a Preferred Partner for PCI Compliance Solutions. LEFCON and VENZA were selected based on their global reach, next-generation antivirus and security offerings, commitment to customer success, and reputation in the industry.

“Cyber ​​security, including PCI compliance and IT systems, are complex and interrelated,” said Austin Segal, vice president of Curator Hotel & Resort Collection. “Our partnership with LEFCON and VENZA provides our member hotels with access to predictive analytics to identify and mitigate risks immediately. Risks that were once isolated can now spread and cause cascading effects across a hotel’s entire operating system. will greatly benefit our ownership groups and management companies. “

LEFCON
With over 25 years of professional IT services within the hospitality industry, LEFCON offers a highly specialized managed services solution that is designed to meet the demands of every hospitality business. LEFCON deploys leading solutions for email, security and compliance, asset management and proactive network monitoring; all backed by a 24/7 support team and state-of-the-art Network Operations Center. As a hotel technology-focused company, LEFCON’s services include consulting services, new construction construction, opening management, network design and construction, project governance and key IT solutions. hand.

“Curator’s independent hotel and lifestyle portfolio represents a growing industry that needs innovative IT solutions and reliable support, and both are services for which LEFCON is known,” said James Lefcakis. , president of LEFCON. “Our 24/7 support model reflects the structure and needs of independent hotels and our experience in the hospitality industry enables creative, fast and secure solutions to IT issues and potential upgrades for the collection of unique properties of Curator. “

VENZA
As a leader in hospitality governance, risk and compliance, VENZA already works with many of Curator’s founding member properties to provide exceptional customer service and security tools, such as anti-virus software, firewall management, technical support, log and threat monitoring and remote monitoring. and management.

“Operating hotels in this environment has become even more difficult in the face of the ever-present risk of a cyber breach,” said Jeff Venza, CEO of VENZA. “Curator members will now be able to take advantage of the VENZA GRC (governance, risks and compliance) platform to consolidate risks and opportunities into a single space that offers organization and visibility. It is a unique time to own and operate an independent hotel. taken the time to properly review major vendors and negotiate effective operating agreements, meaning members have the best services and technology at their fingertips. “

About Curator Hotel & Resort Collection
Curator Hotel & Resort Collection is a distinct collection of carefully selected small brands and independent lifestyle hotels and resorts, founded by Pebblebrook Hotel Trust and a group of leading hotel operators. Curator provides lifestyle hotels with the platform to come together and operate cost reduction agreements, new products, services and technologies, and benchmarking reports while allowing their members the freedom to retain what makes their unique hotels. In addition to Pebblebrook, founding members of Curator include Davidson Hospitality Group, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Provenance, Sage Hospitality Group, Springboard Hospitality, and Viceroy Hotels & Resorts. For more information visit www.curatorhotelsandresorts.com and follow us on @CuratorHotelCollection.

About LEFCON
LEFCON, LLC is a technology support company serving hospitality, small business, and public safety customers both on-site and virtually across the United States. Services range from messaging and malware solutions to 24/7 support for internal and external infrastructure, as well as third-party vendor management. For more than 25 years, LEFCON has been creating personalized solutions as a strategic partner while virtually increasing performance, allowing customers to focus on what is most important: their business. To learn more about LEFCON visit http://www.lefcon.net.

About VENZA
Drawing on decades of experience, VENZA is a data protection company that can help organizations mitigate vulnerabilities and ensure compliance, protecting guests and their data from breaches. By providing a security solution for preparedness, reassurance and response, VENZA provides 360 degree visibility for proactive risk management, so users can focus on customer service and build trust in their brand. Better visibility means better defense. Know the risks, protect the business with VENZA.

More than 225,000 users in over 100 countries turn to VENZA for security tools, technology and strategic support. Founded in 2008 with a decade of service to the hospitality industry, VENZA is a privately held company with regional offices in Atlanta, GA, Pensacola, FL, New Albany, IN, and The Hague, The Netherlands. For more information visit www.VENZAgroup.com or contact us at [email protected]

About Pebblebrook Hotel Trust
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) is a publicly traded real estate investment trust (“REIT”) and the largest owner of urban and resort hotels and resorts in the United States. The Company owns 53 hotels and resorts, totaling approximately 13,200 rooms in 15 urban and resort markets. For more information visit www.pebblebrookhotels.com and follow us on @PebblebrookPEB.

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Contacts

Media inquiries:
Curator: Melanie Neff 305-677-3904 x23 ([email protected])
LEFCON: Kate Davis ([email protected])
VENZA: Sean Shields 770-685-6512 ([email protected])

For independent owners and operators wishing to join Curator:
Jennifer Barnwell 240-507-1338 ([email protected])
Jenn Parks 240-660-9483 ([email protected])

For companies and service providers interested in partnering with Curator:
Austin Segal 240-660-9428 ([email protected])

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