HRS Expands Business Travel Leadership Role in Europe with New Offices in Amsterdam and Paris
City-Center Locations Support Client and Staff Growth in Key Local Markets
COLOGNE, Germany -- HRS, the leading Global Hotel Solutions provider, is expanding its presence in two vibrant European city centers. Building upon a successful 2018 that featured several major multi-national client signings, HRS is adding staff on multiple continents to serve its growing client roster. New offices supporting corporations in Benelux and France are timely in 2019, as companies with significant hotel expenditures navigate increasing rates (S&P Global projects hotel rate increases in the "high single digits" in Benelux and France) and the evolving ramifications of Brexit negotiations.
HRS has an extensive history in France. The company has served corporate clients and individual business travelers across France for decades, and has had an office in Paris since 2006. HRS' recent surge of clients in the region, including the signing of Toulouse-based Airbus in October 2018, drove the company to secure a larger office which opened in January.
HRS' new Paris office is located in the La Défense district, where 15 of the world's largest 50 companies have offices. HRS is located at the Tour Initiale Building on the fourth floor. The office can accommodate 100 employees, with 1000 square meters of desks and meeting space.
"Our regional and global growth is attracting new clients and a diverse collection of knowledgeable new employees. These factors drive our investments in these great facilities," said Chris Crowley, Vice President of EMEA Enterprise Solutions for HRS. "As we recruit more professionals to serve our growing client roster of corporations and hotels, these centrally-located offices will serve as touchpoints for productive meetings and creative lodging strategies that help companies optimize their hotel spend."
HRS – Global Hotel Solutions
HRS simplifies business travel. Corporate travel managers and business travelers around the world trust HRS to find the best accommodation and simplify all processes related to business travel. In addition to professional hotel sourcing and the negotiation of corporate rates with hotels, HRS optimizes paperless payment of hotel accommodation and meetings as well as automated invoice processing. More than 3,000 multi-national corporations work with HRS today. Customers include global players from the Fortune 500, including Google, Siemens, Alibaba, China Mobile and Volkswagen. HRS pursues a clear goal: savings for companies and high traveler satisfaction. Founded in Cologne in 1972, HRS today has more than 1,500 employees in 28 offices around the world, including offices in London, New York, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. Further information at corporate.hrs.com.