Welcome to Percipia

Headquartered in downtown Chicago, Illinois on the prestigious Michigan Avenue, Percipia is the premier provider of voice applications for Cisco in the hotel industry with the most worldwide installations in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

With a team of directors with more than 30 years of cumulative hotel industry experience, Percipia has expanded well past voice applications and also offers voice/data solutions, mobile applications, HSIA, wireless, networks, technology procurement, professional services and much more to serve the needs of the global hospitality market.

From Headquarters to Resorts: The Power of Percipia

IMG_1179Divi Resorts, the owner of eight exotic resort locations, has selected technology solutions by Percipia.  We have installed our  Frequency PBX for Divi Resort’s headquarters in Chapel Hill, NC.  

 

IMG_1157 2Divi Resorts has an award-winning staff ready to present the best in island hospitality.
Make memories with friends over dinner made by island chefs.  Find complete relaxation with Divi’s spa services.  Feeling adventurous?  Go diving in the clear blue waters of the Caribbean and discover an underwater garden. Divi Resorts has been the destination for stunning weddings, family vacations, conventions, and more. Their properties cater to every guest whether you’re looking for a tranquil island escape or lively nightlife and festivals.

 

IMG_1143 2We are thrilled to be servicing their headquarters in addition to their Little Bay and Aruba Phoenix properties located in Aruba and St. Maarten, respectively.   We are honored to be working with an outstanding staff from headquarters to luxurious resorts.

Welcome Back, Kal!

Kal-Image-croppedPercipia is excited to announce the return of Kal Matar!  We are happy to have him working with Percipia’s team in the Chicago office. We thought it would be fun to ask Kal a few questions to re-introduce him to the team. 

Q: What is your official work title?

A: Business and Communications Manager

Q: Can you tell us more about your professional experience/history?

A: I actually use to work for Percipia as Business and Account Manager and before that an Office and Social Media Associate. I stepped away at the end of last year to move to Michigan for my spouse’s career. I had the opportunity to move back to Chicago and take on a new leadership role. I am excited to reconnect with my amazing team and clients!

Q: What do you like to do outside of work?

A: I love entertaining family. So, hosting mini family get-togethers has been my thing for the past few years. Also, I have been getting into working out; I hope I can stick with it this time.

Q: What is your greatest travel experience?

A: I have always wanted to go to Colorado and had the opportunity to go last year. It was my best experience because I drove up the Rocky Mountains with no guard in a Benz C-Class. I was driving three mph for 8/9 miles; it took forever. I was completely unprepared and totally terrified. It made for a fantastic trip.

Q: Favorite movie?

A: Gah, I am a Marvel Studios fanatic. I never got into the comics, but I love the movies.

Q: Guilty pleasure music artist?

A: All of my music is a guilty pleasure. I listen to 100% terrible music and can’t stop. And won’t stop.

Q: What is something that inspires you?

A: Being challenged. I love not knowing something and being forced by my curiosity to learn it.

Q: What would you say your professional goal would be now that you are employed at Percipia?

A: I have had this goal for a while. I hope to move into a director’s position and oversee all of Business, Admin, and Marketing. I am extremely passionate about Percipia and plan to see my goal through.

St. Patrick’s Day Round One

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Percipia’s Chicago office is located just south of the Chicago River.  The St. Patrick’s day festivities were kicked off with the famous dying of the Chicago River and several St. Paddy’s day parades.  Thousands showed up sporting their best and brightest green ensemble.  Feeling like you’ve missed out?  There’s still time to come and celebrate this weekend!  Book a hotel and bring your shamrock-sunglasses for a weekend of Guinness, bangers, and mash. Check out the Chicago Tribune’s time-lapse video of the annual dying of the Chicago River below.

Percipia is a technology services company based in Chicago, offering a wide range of technologies to serve the needs of the global hospitality market.  

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/86197875-132.html

Please welcome our newest employee, Jen, to the team!

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It is always nerve-racking coming into a new company and trying to break the ice. Ensuring that new employees feel comfortable is crucial to building a positive transition within a company. We thought it would be fun to ask Jen a few questions to get to know her a little better.

Q: What is your official work title?
A: Graphic designer/Account associate

Q: Can you tell us more about your professional experience/history?
A: I worked for a year as Project Coordinator for Sandbox Chicago on the Shire and Monsanto accounts.  I also have a background as a production artist at Rydin Decal. For a short time, I was an office assistant for Matthies Builders where I helped manage accounts/social media efforts as well as built their new website.

Q: What do you like to do outside of work?
A: I like adventuring to the lesser-known Chicago tourist attractions or playing pool at dive bars.

Q: What are your greatest travel experience?
A: Camping with my family in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula where we went kayaking around the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.  The rocks look like they’ve been painted, but actually, this is the result of different minerals that are leaching out of the sandstone cliffs.

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Q: Favorite movie?
A: Any James Bond film

Q: Guilty pleasure music artist?
A: Rolling Stones

Q: What is something that inspires you?
A: The advancement of technology and how marketers are using it to drive results

Q: What would you say your professional goal would be now that you are employed at Percipia?
A: I want to become a main influencer in the growth of our company/maintaining our client relationships.  I’d like to find new, creative, and measurable ways to market our business as well as update the look and feel of our creative.

Viva Las Vegas!

A couple weeks ago, our CEO, Michael Velasquez; Account Manager, Kristine Koerner; and Technical Ops Manager, Douglas Warnock took a trip Las Vegas, Nevada. They were able to work on some exciting new projects with our client Boyd Gaming at their “locals” casino on the Boulder Strip.

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It was pleasure getting to connect with our clients, and there was also time for a little sight-seeing! Our Percipia team saw the “Beatles Love Cirque Du Soleil” show at the Mirage, and dined at the Lakeside restaurant inside the Wynn Las Vegas.  

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Happy Presidents Day

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Presidents Day was originally established in 1885 to recognize President George Washington’s birthday on Feb. 22, Presidents Day later became a popular holiday in 1971 when the Uniform Monday Holiday Act was passed to create more long weekends for workers.

Celebrated on the third Monday in February, Presidents Day was created with the provision to combine both Washington and President Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays, which fall a few days apart in February. By the mid-1980s, the holiday started being marketed as Presidents Day, with sales advertised in stores nationwide.
“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” – George Washington

“I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.” – Abraham Lincoln

Please welcome our newest employee, Peter to the team!

peteIt is always nerve-racking coming into a new company and trying to break the ice. Ensuring that new employees feel comfortable is crucial to building a positive transition within a company. We thought it would be fun to ask Peter a few questions to get to know him a little better.

Q: What is your official work title?
A: Systems Support Specialist

Q: Can you tell us more about your professional experience/history?
A: I have a background in Linux systems administration and DevOps, as well as a stint as manager of a small motel property in Gatlinburg, TN. My first IT support job was actually with a company contracted by Helmsley Hotels in New York.

Q: What do you like to do outside of work?
A: I like to spend time outdoors, including hiking and scuba diving. But a bar with good craft beer works, too.

Q: What are your greatest travel experience?
A: In 2001, I visited several countries in Eastern Europe, so that was probably the most expansive. In 2010, my girlfriend and I went scuba diving on a live-aboard in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. Last June, I hiked a 107-mile section of the Appalachian Trail through the Smokies, from Fontana Dam to Hot Springs, NC. I’ll always remember that hike since the last day was my biggest day ever: 34 miles door-to-door from Standing Bear Farm in Hartford, TN, to Sunnybank Inn in Hot Springs. I just returned from a 4-day trip to Miami and Key West, where I went jet skiing for the first time, so that was a great experience too.

Q: Favorite movie?
A: Adaptation.

Q: Guilty pleasure music artist?
A: Miles Davis (and all bebop jazz).

Q: What is something that inspires you?
A: Being able to use creativity and solve problems.

Q: What would you say your professional goal would be now that you are employed at Percipia?
A: To grow with the company and see where it leads me.