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This marks Guesty's sixth acquisition as it widens distribution channels for property owners.

Guesty, the California-based property management software company, acquired vacation rental tech platform StaySense

Nashville-based StaySense provides marketing and tech solutions to vacation rental managers. With this deal, StaySense’s technology will be integrated into the Guesty platform to enable direct booking, other distribution channels, and marketing tools for Guesty’s customers. 

The companies did not disclose details of the deal.

“Joining forces with Guesty is an exciting opportunity for StaySense. We share a common vision for the future of hospitality, and together we can provide more value to our clients so they can continue to provide great guest experiences and grow locally and globally,” Angotti said.

The StaySense brand will be folded into Guesty’s and Angotti and his team will continue to work from its Nashville headquarters. 

StaySense started out as a full-service property manager in 2014, managing the rentals for property owners. Angotti and team later sold the management contracts to VTrips in 2016, and retained ownership of its technology, its web brands (SmokyMountains being one of them) and turned the online brands it built to become a niche online travel agency.

“We sold off the owner contracts to VTrips in December 2016. Following that, we leveraged all of the technology and branding that we had built for years and started putting 100 percent of our efforts into building demand channels and technology platforms.,” Angotti said. 

StaySense is Guesty’s sixth acquisition — others include hotel-focused revenue and channel manager YieldPlanet; hotel-focused Queensland-based HiRUM; and property management software companies Kigo (based in Spain), MyVR and Your Porter.  

Note: This article has been updated to reflect Guesty’s list of acquisitions. An earlier version of the article said StaySense was its seventh acquisition.

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