Grand City Hotels selects SiteMinder’s enterprise distribution technology as best in class
management companies in Europe, has selected SiteMinder's enterprise distribution technology, Channel Manager, to provide seamless, robust two-way integrations between multiple booking channels and its hotel management system, Opera by MICROS-Fidelio, for more than 80 of its hotels.
further embeds SiteMinder as 'best in class' in the distribution space and will allow Grand City to dramatically increase revenues and online exposure globally, whilst reducing the cost of distribution due to SiteMinder's unique flat monthly fee model.
"This partnership represents a meeting of two innovative, rapidly growing brands in theheart of Europe," said Bernd Mauritz, Revenue Systems & Project Manager at Grand City Hotels.
"After a competitive review of the world's leading channel management systems, wechose SiteMinder's Channel Manager as the product that could provide us with an unmatched competitive edge. It is business critical in today's rapidly changing distribution landscape to have disparate systems connected via a robust and reliable platform. We are pleased to launch this partnership and look forward to great results."
The addition of Grand City properties continues the rapid adoption of SiteMinder'sChannel Manager solution worldwide. The Channel Manager is now used in more than 13,500 hotels, encompassing hundreds of thousands of rooms in more than 137 countries around the globe.
Bernhard Ballin, SiteMinder's Director or Sales in Northern Europe, has welcomed theagreement, saying, "Grand City is a market leader, which has unified multiple brands to give them the most efficient, cost-effective distribution across key markets in Europe. We are proud that after a thorough due diligence process, Grand City selected SiteMinder as its distribution partner. We look forward to working with them and helping them achieve continued growth and success."
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About the Channel Manager
SiteMinder's Channel Manager provides fully integrated, two-way XML connections to theworld's leading online booking sites, helping properties of all sizes maximise their online exposure through a network of online distribution channels. Using SiteMinder's Channel Manager, hotel properties globally can update their room rates in real-time, via their own booking system as well as on online travel agency (OTA) websites and wholesale channels.
Founded in 2006, SiteMinder is a leader in the online hotel distribution industry.SiteMinder offers award-winning cloud-based distribution products – including a channel manager, booking engine, PMS/CRS integration and GDS connection tools, to help hotels increase online revenue, streamline business processes and decrease operational costs. Driven by a no-contract, commission-free business model, SiteMinder's robust product suite and exceptional client support has made the business one of the most recognisable in the industry. SiteMinder has offices in Bangkok, Cape Town, Dallas, London and Sydney, and has more than 13,000 customers in more than 137 countries. For more information about SiteMinder and its award-winning products, please visit www.siteminder.com.
About Grand City Hotels – one of the leading hotel management companies inEurope
With over 120 hotels in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Italy, the UnitedKingdom, Spain, Hungary and Cyprus, Grand City Hotels ranks as one of the leading hotel management companies in Europe. Grand City has more than 13,000 hotel rooms at its disposal and welcomes more than 3 million guests annually. All the hotels are operated by Grand City and marketed under such renowned brands as Wyndham, Tryp, Radisson Blu, Best Western, Mercure and Holiday Inn. The scope of Grand City's management activities covers general management, sales & marketing, e-commerce, revenue management, purchasing, controlling and business development including hotel finance and acquisitions. The latest TREUGAST Investment Ranking lists Grand City Hotels as "AA". Further information on the hotel portfolio is available at www.grandcityhotels.com.
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