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TravelCLICK’s iHotelier Selected by The Island Hotel Newport Beach
for Central Reservation System Solution
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Luxury Independent Hotel Leaves Major Brand for Competitive
Advantage of TravelCLICK’s Integrated Distribution Solution
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CHICAGO (December 13, 2005) – TravelCLICK Inc., a leading provider of hotel business process management (BPM) solutions, announced today that The Island Hotel Newport Beach, previously branded under a major luxury group, has implemented the TravelCLICK iHotelier Central Reservation System (CRS) for website reservations.  The Island Hotel removed their previous brand flag in favor of creating their own brand utilizing the full solution set from TravelCLICK including advanced CRS functionality, market intelligence and marketing services. 

Located in the heart of the Newport Beach business district, The Island Hotel is a luxury 295-room property with a spa, two acclaimed restaurants and over 30,000 square feet of meeting space. This property required a website booking solution that could communicate the essence of its guest experience.  The intuitive design of iHotelier’s dynamic OneScreen booking engine allows them to feature their guest rooms with rich room photography and captivating descriptions.  With just one click, inventory and rates display in real time, all on one screen, creating a fully interactive shopping environment for guests.

“We’re creating a more dynamic website that will showcase all our property has to offer.  iHotelier’s OneScreen is seamlessly integrated with our site and not only complements the site well, but also motivates the guest to book,” said Terri Reid, Director of Sales and Marketing for The Island Hotel.  “The full spectrum of TravelCLICK distribution solutions enables us to build our own brand awareness and grow market share.”

The Island Hotel will also be using market intelligence and marketing services solutions from TravelCLICK to establish a fully integrated distribution management process.  TravelCLICK consultants will apply industry best practices to the hotel’s business requirements in order to create a complete distribution business process with the goal of differentiating itself and driving high-profit revenue.

“The Island Hotel is a pace setting property in the independent hotel market,” said Jim Hayden, Vice President of Major Accounts at TravelCLICK.  “It is taking an aggressive approach to distribution that will increase control, improve operating efficiency and allow it to effectively position and build its own brand.”

About The Island Hotel
Overlooking the nearby islands of Balboa, Lido and Catalina, The Island Hotel Newport Beach was originally built in 1986 by The Irvine Company.  The hotel is across the street from the acclaimed Fashion Island shopping center, and just minutes away from Newport Harbor.

For reservations and more information, please contact The Island Hotel Newport Beach, toll-free, at 1-888-321-4752; or visit the website at www.theislandhotel.com.

About TravelCLICK 
TravelCLICK (www.travelclick.net) is the leading provider of hotel business process management (BPM) solutions that drive long-term profitability.  TravelCLICK helps hotels maximize asset ROI by combining innovative market analysis and proven industry best practices with advanced technology to develop and implement high-return strategies.

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Contact:

Katrina Pruitt-Andrews
410.257.9154
kpandrews@kpa-pr.com
 

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Accor North America Hotels Selects TravelCLICK’s ChannelManager / April 2005
Major Hotel Chains Grow Internet Reservations Over 22% in 2004; Brand Websites Increase Volume of Reservations Over 31% / April 2005 
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TravelCLICK Expands Commitment to iHotelier / August 2004

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