iRiS Software Systems, the leading provider of guest-facing technology, has announced its collaboration with Fiz, the innovative travel content platform, to integrate Fiz content to the iRiS Valet family of products. iRiS Valet is a user-friendly guest-facing solution that allows hotel guests to interact with all of the hotel’s services and facilities in their preferred language. From in-room dining to room controls, from restaurant bookings to cleaning requests, guests can easily access each of the hotel’s amenities. Wishing to offer guests the most dynamic and richest insight possible, the iRiS Valet family of applications will now also be a real-time aggregator and curator of the best things to do in the specific local area, to get away from static content and dive into a new world of local curated content. Hotels that have deployed iRiS Guest, Mobile or Web Valet in their properties can now choose the content they want to display on their application from some 30,000 global points of interest which have received Fiz’s direct seal of approval, including attractions, landmarks, theatres, restaurants, and other leisure hotspots. By aggregating quality data, Fiz provides the factual and practical information on a place – such as opening times, exact location and visitor information, then combines it with crowd-sourced social, image and review content to create a vibrant and real-time ‘digital footprint’ of the location. Fiz’s data is opened to the hotels so they can add new places and more of their own content, creating a truly unique and customized experience for their guests. Chris Atkin, Chief Commercial Officer at iRiS Software Systems, said about the partnership: “Fiz is the first in their space. Their algorithms curate and generate real-time content on all the world’s popular travel and leisure places and have made it possible to create a complete platform that features the best and most useful information. This means we can now enable guests to explore the hotel surroundings in a completely unique and interactive way ultimately improving their stay, which is what iRiS Software Systems is all about. This is the beginning of a great partnership and we’ll keep working with Fiz to develop content and services to further enhance the guest experience by making it even more relevant, engaging and exciting.” Sarah Hughes, Co-founder of Fiz, said : “The travel industry needs to deliver compelling experiences for brands to grow their business and this is what drives the development of our technology. This partnership will enable hotels using iRiS’ outstanding range of products to further delight their guests, enabling them to check out the local area in real-time with engaging content on local hotspots. iRiS has a superb reputation in the hotel industry and we are looking forward to working closely with them as this partnership develops.”