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Massive International Hotel Group Buys Restaurant Reservation Platform ResDiary

Accor Hotels, which owns The Savoy, has acquired the British company for an undisclosed sum

The American Bar, The Savoy
The American Bar at The Savoy, one of AccorHotel’s luxury properties
Savoy Hotel [Official Photo]

Accor Hotels — a group whose portfolio includes properties ranging from luxury The Savoy, (under the Fairmont brand), in London, to budget Ibis hotels across Europe — has acquired the Glasgow-born restaurant reservation platform, ResDiary for an undisclosed sum.

ResDiary was co-founded in Glasgow in 2004 by restaurateur of 25 years, Mike Conyers, who told BusinessCloud: “We have had a very successful relationship with AccorHotels in Asia Pacific, and all the ResDiary team is thrilled to join the group.”

It is described as “table management software” — whose competitors include OpenTable, Bookatable (which was acquired by Michelin in 2016) and Resy; it is currently used by over 8,600 venues, including 35 Michelin-starred restaurants, across 60 countries. Accor’s vast international footprint, in over 100 countries, will be used to expand ResDiary into more markets across the world.

Reuters reports that “ResDiary is notably well established in the Asia Pacific region as well as in the UK, and has a footprint in 60 countries globally, seating 166 million diners a year in over 8,600 venues.” And, according to Accor, ResDiary “has generated profits for 6 years.”

“We are looking forward to expanding our service on a more global level with AccorHotels,” Conyers said.