LOS ANGELES (March 21, 2023) – Climate risk technology company, Sensible Weather, announces today its first strategic hospitality partnership in Manhattan with The Renwick Hotel, an inspiring Midtown boutique hotel and creative haven steps from Grand Central Station and the Empire State Building. Part of Rebel Hotel Company’s growing portfolio of independent, boutique hotels, The Renwick will be the first property to launch the new technology as part of their commitment to enhance and elevate the traditional hotel guest experience.
Just in time for unpredictable spring weather, this partnership will allow guests to protect their city experience by adding a Weather Guarantee to their reservation at The Renwick. As part of the hotel’s intuitive, easy-to-navigate post-booking experience, Weather Guarantees are now offered as an add-on to protect travelers’ purchases.
Sensible Weather is focused on helping change the way consumers interact with the weather with Weather Guarantees that provide reimbursements when Mother Nature has other plans for their travel experiences. Sensible Weather quantifies and manages weather risk for guests, using cutting-edge satellite imagery and climate analytics developed from over a decade’s worth of research in industry and academia. Sensible Weather’s payouts are managed based on pre-set parameters, which means no haggling or claims processes. Sensible Weather will pay Renwick guests who add a Weather Guarantee to their reservation up to 100% of their nightly rate in real-time, based on the day-of forecast, via a text notification typically before the predicted weather event occurs.
“We recognize how much planning and investment goes into taking a vacation, and we want to empower people to enjoy stress-free travel and protect their trip. Partnering with The Renwick gives us the opportunity to offer peace of mind to travelers visiting popular destinations such as Manhattan this spring season and beyond,” says Nick Cavanaugh, Ph.D., Sensible Weather CEO & Founder.
As travelers continue to prioritize vacations post-pandemic, and with New York City on pace to attract 61.7 million visitors in 2023, it is becoming more important for hotels to offer unique, yet seamless, experiences for guests. A creative haven turned contemporary retreat; The Renwick Hotel offers a combination of ageless Old New York glamor blended with the modern conveniences travelers both expect and deserve. The hotel, housed in a landmark building from the Roaring Twenties that was once home to artists’ and writers’ studios — now features loft-style spaces that embody the creative spirit of its former residents.
“We are very excited to partner with Sensible Weather to offer Renwick Hotel guests and New York City travelers a truly unique service that will help protect their investment and put their minds at ease,” said Brian Sparacino, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Rebel Hotel Company. “We created Rebel Hotel Company to equip boutique hotels with innovative technology and cutting-edge solutions that are typically reserved for large hotel chains and complex resorts. This partnership is an example of the unparalleled amenities we can deliver, and we look forward to expanding Sensible Weather's services among our growing portfolio of independent hotels.”
For more information about Sensible Weather and to book reservations at The Renwick Hotel, please visit therenwick.com.
About Sensible Weather
Sensible Weather is a climate risk technology company that aims to change the way people interact with the weather by making the unpredictable more predictable - and creating irreplaceable products, and product experiences, that facilitate peace-of-mind. Founded in 2019 by climate scientist Nick Cavanaugh, Ph.D., Sensible is backed by a National Science Foundation grant and $22M in total financing. For more information, please visit sensibleweather.com.
About The Renwick Hotel
The Renwick, a Rebel Hotel Company hotel, is a 173-room hotel, featuring 33 custom suites, located at 118 East 40th Street. Centrally located steps away from Grand Central Station and Midtown Manhattan, the building, built in 1928, was once a long-stay hotel housing artists and prominent literary figures including John Steinbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Thomas Mann. The creative spirit of these former residents is the basis for the hotel's engaging aesthetic. The Renwick is a pet-friendly hotel with a 24-hour fitness center, property-wide high-speed Wi-Fi, valet parking and complimentary guest services. For more information or reservations, please visit therenwick.com.