Leading Hotels Install Company’s Industry
Leading, Web-based Concierge Solution
|LOS ANGELES — April 4, 2005 — GoConcierge.net, maker of
GoConcierge, the lodging industry’s leading concierge operations solution,
announces the installation of its Web-based system in six leading hotels
throughout Asia. The installations include Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
properties in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Macau, Singapore and Bangkok.
“With installations throughout the United States, in Mexico, Canada,
Europe and now Asia, GoConcierge.net has truly become a global company,”
says Adam Isrow, executive vice president of GoConcierge.net. “It is exciting
to see some of the world’s leading hotels—including those owned and operated
by the prestigious Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group—recognize the value of
“GoConcierge has added tremendous value to our daily concierge operations,” says Anja Luthje, Corporate Director of Rooms, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. “The application is flexible, has fabulous features and functionality, and is very easy to implement.”
The Guest Task Calendar includes a color-coded task list that highlights
open, pending and closed tasks. The system does not allow any task to fall
through the cracks. The calendar makes it easy for concierges to quickly
retrieve guest history information and also communicate with one another.
In addition to the concierge department and guest services departments,
GoConcierge can also be utilized by other departments including shipping
and receiving, administrative-executive offices, sales and catering and
room service with various levels of access granted. With such access, the
number of internal calls flowing to the concierge desk is minimized. This
gives concierges more time to focus on guests.
“Hot buttons on the GoConcierge screen link to sites that are used most
often,” Isrow says. “Locations can be searched by category, subcategory,
keyword and address.”
“Guests are impressed by the personalization and professionalism of the presentation,” Isrow says. “At the same time, concierges enjoy a higher level of efficiency.”
Reports generated out of GoConcierge enable the team to know what restaurants or other businesses guests are sent to most often. That information can be used during negotiations with vendors. Reports also can be produced that summarize guest preferences or specific tasks.
“Ultimately, GoConcierge makes it easy for concierges to satisfy guests,” Isrow says. “The more impressed a guest is by the level of service provided, the greater the likelihood the guest will return.”
Including the company’s recent expansion into Asia, GoConcierge has now been adopted by more than 200 clients around the world.
“For the second year in a row we have doubled the number of clients that we have,” Isrow says. “We are excited that so many hoteliers are recognizing the power of GoConcierge.”
About the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group:
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is an international hotel investment and management group operating 26 deluxe and first-class hotels and resorts worldwide. These include five under development in Hong Kong, Mexico, Tokyo, Prague and Boston. The Group now operates, or has under development, close to 8,000 rooms in 13 countries with 12 hotels in Asia, nine in The Americas and five in Europe. Mandarin Oriental’s aim is to be recognized as one of the top global luxury hotel groups, providing exceptional customer satisfaction in each of its hotels. This will be achieved through a strategy of investing in facilities and people, while maximizing profitability and long-term shareholder value. The Group regularly receives recognition and awards for outstanding service and quality management. The growth strategy of the Group is to progress towards operating 10,000 rooms in the major business centers and key leisure destinations around the world. For more information, go to www.mandarin-oriental.com.
GoConcierge is a Web-based task-tracking and database solution for concierges and other departments including guest services, front desk, shipping and receiving, and restaurants. It is used by hotels across America, Mexico and in London and Montreal. Customers include properties from major companies including Fairmont, Hilton, Hyatt, Interstate, Kimpton, Mandarin Oriental, Marriott, Omni, Peninsula, Ritz-Carlton, Rosewood and Starwood.
GoConcierge has been adopted by hotels and resorts throughout America and Mexico, some of which include The Peninsula Beverly Hills, the Waldorf Astoria (New York), Bacara Resort (Santa Barbara, Calif.), Boca Raton Resort (Boca Raton, Fla.), Hilton Sacramento (Calif.), Hilton San Francisco, Hilton Los Cabos (Mexico), Omni San Francisco, Hyatt Regency Huntington Hotel & Spa (Calif.), the Hotel Monaco (San Francisco), The Ritz-Carlton (Dearborn, Mich.), Le Merigot JW Marriott Beach Hotel (Santa Monica, Calif.), Westin St. Francis (San Francisco), Doubletree Sonoma (Calif.), Hilton Short Hills (N.J.) and W hotels.
For more information about GoConcierge.net, go to www.goconcierge.net/home or call (310) 966-2371.
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