NEW YORK, March 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CheckedIn, the new social concierge and mobile messaging platform for travelers, today announced its advisory board members. The board's distinguished hospitality experts include Fred Kleisner, Alan Tantleff and Chekitan Dev. They will advise the company on its growth strategy and provide insights on the hospitality, lodging and real estate industries.
CheckedIn advisor and renowned hotelier Fred Kleisner said: "CheckedIn can revolutionize the social aspect of travel. It taps into emerging trends like personalization and authentic experiences, which we're seeing particularly among Millennials, solo and 'bleisure' travelers – or those combining business and leisure trips. I'm excited to work with the company and support its vision."
CheckedIn connects travelers with others nearby based on common interests. The goal is to inspire guests in hotels, hostels and peer-to-peer lodging accommodations to interact, network, form friendships and explore – together – the local sites, restaurants and activities beyond the four walls of their rooms. The CheckedIn iOS app is available for download on iTunes, and an Android version is forthcoming.
CheckedIn Advisory Board
- Fred Kleisner served as President and CEO of the Hard Rock Hotel and Morgans Hotel Group, and he held senior management positions with Wyndham, Starwood, Westin, Interstate Hotels, Sheraton and Hilton Hotels.
- Alan Tantleff is the leader of FTI Consulting's Hospitality, Gaming and Leisure practice where he advises corporate boards, owners and other stakeholders worldwide on issues of strategic importance facing the industry.
- Dr. Chekitan S. Dev is an award-winning professor at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration. He is recognized as a global thought leader on hospitality strategic marketing and brand management, and has served clients in over 40 countries on 6 continents as a speaker, consultant and expert witness.
CheckedIn is a mobile application designed for the modern traveler. It is a social concierge and messaging platform that encourages travelers to interact with each other, network, develop friendships and explore the world around them. By connecting people through common interests and activities, we are revolutionizing tomorrow's travel experiences one trip at a time.