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Supplier News 1 February 2018

Destination hotel in South Africa chooses IDeaS for dynamic pricing capabilities

Four-star Spier Hotel selects IDeaS RMS to strategically maximise revenue for high and low seasons

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LONDON -- IDeaS Revenue Solutions, the leading provider of revenue management software solutions and advisory services, is pleased to announce a partnership with one of South Africa's best-known destination hotels, the Spier hotel, which has selected flagship IDeaS Revenue Management System (IDeaS RMS) to streamline their business.

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Situated in the Cape Winelands on a historic wine farm, the 155-room Spier Hotel has become increasingly popular with both conferencing clients and leisure visitors wanting to experience the beauty of the South African winelands while still enjoying four-star surroundings.

"Together with variations in seasonal demand and diverse set of guests, the hotel is often presented with revenue management and forecasting challenges." said Joep Schoof, general manager at Spier Hotel. "The key task is being able to fit the optimal strategic business mix into that high demand period but still remain profitable during the winter period."

"As we enter 2018, the pace of change in the marketplace is accelerating, and IDeaS RMS will help us go to the market quicker with informed decisions by allowing us to be more adaptable and flexible. Our sales team is looking forward to using the Group Evaluation Module guaranteeing our clients that the rate offered is our best price thereby strengthen relationships with their clients."

Powered by advanced analytics and with nearly three decades of innovation in hospitality technology, IDeaS' solutions equip clients with a clear view of their data through pricing, forecasting and optimisation strategies, giving them greater control over their business performance.

"We are delighted to be involved in such an important time in Spier Hotel's long and proud history," said Fabian Specht, EMEA managing director for IDeaS. "Their decision to move to a dynamic pricing model is commendable and will certainly give them a competitive advantage in their market. We at IDeaS offer a complete, holistic revenue optimisation service to hotels of all sizes across the globe who see the value in taking a more sophisticated approach to revenue management."

About Spier

Established in 1692, Spier is one of South Africa's oldest wine farms. Today the farm has a modern, conscious energy. Focused on art and good farming, Spier is about farm-to-table food and award-winning wines. Spier's people are committed to living and working in ways that bring positive change to our environment and community. The Spier Hotel and conference team invite you to do good business in an inspiring atmosphere.

About IDeaS

IDeaS, a SAS company, is the world's leading provider of revenue management software and services. With over 30 years of expertise, IDeaS delivers revenue science to more than 11,000 clients in 129 countries. Combining industry knowledge with innovative, data-analytics technology, IDeaS creates sophisticated yet simple ways to empower revenue leaders with precise, automated decisions they can trust. Results delivered. Revenue transformed. Discover greater profitability at ideas.com.

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