Ann Arbor’s Ipenema Solutions, a provider of technology engineering, systems design, and project management for new build hotels, will be able to offer more solutions through a merger with a company in North Carolina.
Allbridge provides data, video, and voice technologies for hospitality and senior living properties. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Ipanema’s technology design and implementation helps streamline the process of deploying converged networks and smart building technologies. It enables developers to reduce long-term technology management costs while implementing solutions.
“Merging with Allbridge will allow us to continue our mission of simplifying hospitality and smart building technologies,” says Steve Tutino, president of Ipanema, who will serve as chief technology officer for Allbridge. “The merger of our two companies will allow us to enhance our investments in people and technologies and grow our relationships with our strategic partners.”
The companies will combine their solutions to simplify the implementation of converged network solutions. Ipanema will operate as a division within Allbridge focused on new build hospitality, mixed-use, and multi-unit development projects. It will continue to serve hotel owners, developers, and operators from its hospitality technology center in Ann Arbor and offices in Texas.
“The hospitality industry is looking for a unified experience with a full service provider and a one-stop solution for all of their technology needs, and by bringing our companies together, we will be better positioned to provide best-in-class products and services to our customers,” says Dave O’Connell, CEO of Allbridge. “We look forward to leveraging Ipanema’s extensive expertise and resources in technology planning to help propel Allbridge into its next phase of growth.”
Each company will continue to operate under its existing brand and management structure.