VENZA and Magnolia Hotels Partner to Address PCI Compliance in the Hospitality Industry

(Atlanta, Ga – June 2015) VENZA and Magnolia Hotels are partnering up to benefit from each organization’s expertise in the areas of PCI compliance training and hospitality industry risk management. Magnolia Hotels, the owner and operator of six hotels in five cities, including the original Magnolia Hotel in downtown Denver, has implemented VENZA’s PCI training modules at its properties for the past two years.

“More than a client, Magnolia Hotels has become one of our key strategic partners, and it’s been a win-win for both of our organizations.” says Daniel Johnson, COO of VENZA. “They’re better able to protect guests’ personal and credit card information, and we’ve gained valuable new insights about risk management in the hospitality industry.”

Jeffrey Parker, Vice President of Technology at Magnolia Hotels, also sits on VENZA’s PEAK Advisory Council. VENZA PEAK programs address compliance and workforce effectiveness with training modules particularly designed for the hospitality industry. The PEAK Advisory Council is composed of industry experts who help guide and develop the program content to ensure it remains up to date in a rapidly changing environment.

“We’re committed to providing the best return on investment through development, strong management and superior service at each of our hotels,” says Parker. “Partnering with VENZA helps us meet that commitment in a number of ways. By participating in the PEAK Advisory Council, I’m continually exploring new trends affecting the hospitality industry, and VENZA’s PCI training ensures that the people who work at our properties have the skills to comply with legal requirements and protect the security of our guests.”

VENZA’s PCI programs are a series of interactive eLearning modules addressing Payment Card Industry compliance in the hotel industry. Modules introduce concepts in the hospitality industry setting, with eLearning programs specifically targeted for management, employees and IT. The legal content for PCI programs is provided by VENZA partner Arnall Golden Gregory (AGG).


VENZA is passionate about the development of technology and services that enable hotels to feel more secure concerning guest data breaches and human vulnerability. With decades of experience, VENZA has the knowledge and experience to empower hotels and their employees to tackle the dynamic cybercrime and guest security landscape.

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

About Magnolia Hotels
Magnolia Hotels is a privately held hotel management and development company headquartered in Denver, Colorado. The current portfolio of Magnolia Hotels is comprised of four-star, award-winning independent boutique hotels, all situated in historic buildings and prime downtown locations in Dallas, Denver, Houston, St. Louis and Omaha.