Valencia Group Chooses VENZA® to Help Improve Its Security Posture

(Atlanta, GA – August 31, 2017) Valencia Group, a leading luxury hospitality management company, has partnered with VENZA to improve its security posture.

“At Valencia Group, we pride ourselves on providing exceptionally comfortable, timeless hospitality to all our guests,” says Foster Burnett, Vice President of Operations. “That hospitality includes all elements of the guest experience—both those our guests can see, and equally important, those measures we take behind the scenes in service of their protection. VENZA’s data security expertise and long-standing track record in the hospitality industry make them a perfect partner to meet the security needs of both our guests and our corporation.”

The first phase of implementation includes a PCI Readiness Assessment to identify data vulnerabilities. VENZA’s PCI Readiness Assessment provides customers a better understanding of how information is controlled and protected across their business and technology elements. Once completed, VENZA provides tailored recommendations for the remediation of any vulnerabilities.

The Valencia Group has adopted the Denali PLUS package, which includes VENZA’s new Data Breach Coverage. Provided by North American Data Security Risk Purchase Group (NADS RPG), this is the most comprehensive and cost-effective breach protection program in the payments industry. This program provides up to $100,000 USD in protection against normal losses associated with a data breach that involves cardholder data.

“This coverage provides hoteliers important protection in the event that a breach should occur,” says Jeff Venza, VENZA President & CEO. “For years, VENZA has been safeguarding hotels and equipping hospitality employees with prevention, protection, and intelligence tools to protect their guests from cybercrime. With this new Data Breach Coverage, we’re able to offer Valencia Group additional peace of mind.”

VENZA also provides network scanning, SAQ preparation and attestation, offering all of its customers more than just training and awareness.


Drawing on decades of experience, VENZA can help organizations mitigate their data security vulnerabilities and ensure compliance, keeping guests and their data safe from breaches. By delivering a security solution for readiness, reassurance and response, VENZA offers 360-degree visibility for proactive management of risks—so users can focus on guest service and building trust in their brand. Better visibility means better defense. Know the risks, protect the enterprise with VENZA.

More than 10,000 organizations in 100+ countries look to VENZA for tools, technology, and strategic security support. Founded in 2008, VENZA is a privately held company, headquartered in Roswell, GA. For more information, please call 770.685.6500 or visit

About Valencia Group

Houston-based Valencia Group is a fully integrated hospitality company that provides management, development, branding and repositioning services for independent, full-service hotels owned by the company, in addition to third parties. Exceptional service, style and location have become brand trademarks. Earning both national and international recognition for their distinctive designs, amenities and settings, Valencia Group properties are destinations and gathering places within their respective communities, some further benefiting from and enriching their space within the cultural heart of a city. The company continues to forge a niche with hotels that anchor and add value to urban, mixed-use environments, which further support or enhance the guest experience with superior residential, restaurant, retail and office components. The Valencia Group portfolio currently includes the Valencia brands: Hotel Valencia Santana Row in San Jose, CA and Hotel Valencia Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX. The Sorella brand includes Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE in Houston, TX by developer Midway. The court concept brands include Lone Star Court in Austin, TX and Midway and Valencia Group’s Cavalry Court in College Station, TX. New openings in 2017 will include: Midway and Valencia Group’s The George™ in College Station, TX and Midway’s Hotel Alessandra in Houston, TX. For more information, please visit