AZIMUT Hotels Company relies on Amadeus Multiproperty PMS for European expansion
- Following the acquisition of 20 hotels in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic and the opening of 2 new hotels in Cologne and Munich – the Russian hotel chain plans further expansion in Europe
- 12 properties already operate Amadeus PMS; the rest to follow by May 2009
AZIMUT has chosen the Amadeus Multiproperty PMS to centralise inventory management, ensure consistent service quality, and optimise yield across the chain’s hotels in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. The system is hosted at the Amadeus Data Centre in Munich, Germany, one of the world’s largest data processing centres dedicated to the travel industry.
Providing insight into individual guest’s preferences, Amadeus Multiproperty PMS helps hotels within the AZIMUT chain to offer a personalised service, maximise cross- and up-selling opportunities, and synchronise efforts across all properties. This ensures a consistent AZIMUT brand experience helping, in turn, to build guest loyalty. AZIMUT plans to use the Amadeus PMS to support its further expansion in Germany, Austria and Bulgaria.
Christian Kettlitz, CEO, AZIMUT Hotels, said: “Individuality is one of the trademarks of our hotels. Now AZIMUT guests can expect the same level of service in each of our properties. Amadeus Multiproperty PMS provides a single view of all properties, allowing us to manage them centrally and analyse booking volume in order to increase profitability. Amadeus Multiproperty PMS will also enable us to easily adapt and integrate potential properties in the future, so we feel well prepared to achieve our expansion plans.”
Mr. Kettlitz also appreciates the advantages of outsourced hosting: “Our data is in the best of hands with an international technology partner like Amadeus. This gives us the peace of mind we need to focus on our operations.”
AZIMUT plans to migrate all of its 22 hotels outside Russia to the Amadeus Multiproperty PMS by May 2009. The migration of the former AHC hotels – including EuroHotels in Hamburg, Nuremberg and Berlin – has already been a great success.
Richard Kürzl, Head of Northern & Central Europe and Middle East, Amadeus Hospitality Business Group, commented on the new partnership: “We are proud to support a hotel chain like AZIMUT. With a keen understanding of the role of technology in guest management and revenue maximisation, they continue to grow despite these economically challenging times.”
AZIMUT Hotels | The AZIMUT Hotels Company was founded in 2004. Based in Moscow, AZIMUT has properties in nine cities of the Russian Federation, with a total of over 3,275 rooms. The AZIMUT Hotels Company operates properties held by private investors and long-term leaseholders.
AZIMUT Hotels Europe is owned by a private investor Alexander Klyachin. It includes 22 upper class business hotels situated in 21 cities in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. For more information about AZIMUT Hotels Europe, please visit .
Amadeus offers a full range of technology and distribution solutions to the hotel industry. Amadeus Revenue Management System can increase a hotel property’s revenue by 4 – 8% and currently has 1,450 customers in 35 countries. 6,700 hotel properties in 75 countries use Amadeus Property Management System and 80,000 hotels distribute their rooms to a global travel-buying market though Amadeus’ distribution solutions.
Amadeus is the chosen technology partner for providers, sellers, and buyers of travel. The company provides distribution, IT and point-of-sale solutions to help its customers adapt, grow and succeed in the fast changing travel industry. Customer groups include travel providers (airlines, hotels, car rental companies, railway companies, ferry lines, cruise lines, insurance companies and tour operators), travel sellers (travel agencies) and travel buyers (corporations and travellers). Solutions are grouped in four solution categories – Distribution & Content, Sales & e-Commerce, Business Management and Services & Consulting.
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