Boracay-based boutique hotel welcomes back guests with the best digital solutions

Villa Caemilla

The island of Boracay remains to be one of Philippines’ top island destinations. Now backed by Globe Business’ connectivity and digital solutions, Boracay-based boutique hotel Villa Caemilla welcomes back tourists with the best digital tools for their guests and business operations. With Globe Business' connectivity and digital solutions, tourists who are taking a much-needed vacation and the digital nomads who have found a happy refuge in the island can now have a reliable internet connection.

To ensure seamless connectivity, Villa Caemilla is powered by Globe Business’ Direct Internet, which provides the hotel its own dedicated internet connection that allows them and their guests to connect online simultaneously and seamlessly. It is also designed to minimize lags or wait time typically experienced from shared broadband service.

With the help of Globe Business, Villa Caemilla was also able to address operational challenges brought about by the pandemic. Apart from bookings and reservations, the hotel's HR operations were affected as well. Although Villa Caemilla's hotel staff were in Boracay, their human resource (HR) team was based in Manila. This brought a setback in timekeeping, payroll management, and payslip release, slowing down overall operational efficiency. Good thing Villa Caemilla was introduced to one of Globe Business' digital solutions - Cloud Payroll.

Cloud Payroll is a cloud-based solution that enables small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to effectively manage their employee information. This tool easily addressed all of Villa Caemilla’s HR challenges,such as automate payroll processing, track rewards and benefits, and monitor employee attendance in the island out of their Manila office using its unique face recognition time in & time out feature.

Wesley van der Woort, CEO of Villa Caemilla Beach Boutique Hotel shares, “Getting the Cloud Payroll was a great help in cutting down HR’s time in keeping track of timely payouts to employees. Employees’ data are now readily available digitally through the user-friendly dashboard.”

To power such a system, Villa Caemilla uses its Direct Internet connection in their Manila and cross-regional HR teams to access Cloud Payroll without lag.

Van der Woort encourages other resorts on the island to get started on their own digitization journey. He added, “By going digital, all the unique changes you will experience will only help you build your business better.”

“With the anticipated recovery of the tourism industry, we at Globe Business continue to find ways to support MSMEs with their digital adoption and transformation journey,” says Globe Business Product Marketing Head Angie Po. “We aim to provide reliable and innovative solutions and services as they recover and eventually grow their business,” she added.

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