New hospitality brand leads the industry with technology firsts, environmental responsibility and bespoke luxury.
(Raleigh, NC. May 15, 2018) — Welcome Holdings, a Cary, North Carolina-based real estate and hospitality development and operation group, announces the launch of Revisn—Raleigh. Opening in September 2018 at 615 North Boylan Street in downtown Raleigh, Revisn combines the comforts of luxury apartment living with the services and amenities of a high-end hotel for extended stay guests. Comprised of one and two-bedroom residences with flexible reservation options of 30 days or more, Revisn is tailored to long-term corporate, education and government travel.
“Temporary residence options nationwide, but particularly in the Triangle, have been a hodgepodge of long-lease apartments, hotels more suited for short-term stays, and private residence rentals,” explained Dicky Walia, CEO of Welcome Holdings & creator of the Revisn brand. “Existing options are each a compromise that do not meet all the needs of the corporate or long-term traveler. Revisn is an extended-stay apartment-hotel designed to offer everything this traveler could want or need.”
Residences at Revisn are sized and designed to provide an apartment-like experience. Each residence includes a fully-equipped kitchen, relaxing and entertaining living space, one or more bedrooms with premium bed and linens, and generous bathrooms including luxury appointments and walk-in shower.
Revisn includes all the technology that guests increasingly rely on in their own homes. The first hospitality property in North Carolina to offer Amazon Echo in all of its luxury residences, guests will be able to open the curtains, turn on the lights, activate TV’s, control the temperature in the room, request housekeeping to bring fresh towels, request housekeeping service, or contact the concierge for a list of restaurants— using just their voice and all made possible by AT&T enterprise grade fiber broadband. “We are embracing cutting edge technology to revitalize the guest experience”, commented Rohit Sahay, Chief Product Manager at Revisn.
Even before guests arrive, Revisn’s advanced technology makes guests’ stay effortless. With the Revisn smartphone app, guests check in without the need to visit the front desk. Guests receive their building and residence key electronically directly to their smartphone.
“At Revisn we believe that technology enhances the human element of service rather than replace it,” emphasized Mark Latu, general manager. “As consumers, we’ve come to expect personalized, on-demand services in all areas of our lives. By integrating smart features that streamline the check-in process and give more control to guests, Revisn is providing an experience that’s stress and hassle free.”
Revisn understands that an exceptional guest experience extends beyond individual residences. Revisn includes an active lobby with floor-to-ceiling glass one-half story above the street and a rooftop terrace with sweeping views from Cameron Village all the way to Raleigh’s central business district. Its Glenwood South location puts dining, shopping and entertainment options steps from the front door. Revisn’s proximity to business, government and education destinations offer daytime convenience and a short walk from the city’s best evening activities.
“Creating a brand that delivers a great guest experience extends well beyond its visual identity, ” clarified Kenneth Penkowski, Senior Partner at Eletrope, the Raleigh-based brand agency consulting on the Revisn launch. “Everything the guest sees, touches, smells, and even the things they won’t see, like mechanical systems or material sourcing, contribute to our modern, responsive take on that experience.”
Revisn’s benefits extend beyond Raleigh, making a positive impact on the global environment. As a part of its vision for a technological and responsible future, Welcome Holdings has made a commitment to renewable energy, investing in a large-scale solar photovoltaic system installed by SouthernEnergyManagement of Morrisville, North Carolina.
Once installed, the solar panels will convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity and then into the usable alternating current (AC) electricity powering the hotel. Revisn’s solar installation is comprised of 134 modules angled to maximize sunlight capture on its posterior roof. The system uses net metering, pushing excess generated clean electricity to other users on the electrical grid. Revisn’s on-site solar generation can produce 56,315 kilowatt hours annually, equivalent to 1,086 tree seedlings planted, 92,397 pounds of carbon offset, or 102,722 automobile milesnot driven.
“Disruptive technologies in all business sectors are changing the way everyone does business. Companies that embrace and invest in new technologies today will be industry leaders tomorrow,” predicted Walia. “The hospitality industry may be slower to implement smart tech but at Welcome Holdings, we have recognized this need. We strive to be the industry leader in implementing the latest in technology through the launch of our Revisn brand. We can provide personalized, on-demand services by integrating these smart features.”
For more information and reservations, visit revisn.com or call 919.999.0160.
Revisn by Welcome redefines the extended-stay apartment hotel experience. Revisn’s lifestyle residences combine the comfort, amenities and design of a boutique hotel with the cutting-edge technology that allows guests to easily personalize their stay. Each residence includes a fully-equipped kitchen, relaxing and entertaining living space, one or more bedrooms with premium bed and linens, and generous bathrooms including luxury appointments and walk-in shower. Each property combines active community spaces, such as lobbies and roof-top terraces, with a strong connection to surrounding business and lifestyle amenities. Buildings feature the most advanced and environmentally responsible systems, including smartphone-controlled door locks and front door video intercom, intelligent heating and cooling systems, and on-site solar electricity generation.
Revisn will launch its flagship property in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina’s Glenwood South in 2018. The Revisn concept is a wholly owned subsidiary of Welcome Holdings Group and developed by experienced hotel owner, operator Dicky S. Walia CEO/Chairman of the Board of Welcome Holdings. For more information, or to book your stay, visit www.revisn.com.
About Welcome Holdings
Welcome Holdings is a fully integrated real estate firm dedicated to acquiring, developing and managing exceptional properties throughout its global footprint. With the skilled professionals, dedicated partners and forward-thinking investors needed to allow previously undervalued properties to reach their full potential, Welcome Holdings focuses on long-term value in hospitality, residential and commercial real estate with a hands-on asset management approach. For more information, visit www.welcomeholdings.com.