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The Scottsdale Plaza Resort Selects Passkey to Optimize
Group Reservations for its Meeting Planners
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Meeting Planners view Passkey as a critical component
of the event management process
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(Quincy, MA) – October 25, 2005 –  The Scottsdale Plaza Resort today announced that Passkey is now available to all of its meeting planners to further distinguish the hotel’s meeting services from its competitors.  Meeting planners and their attendees will see immediate benefits from Scottsdale Plaza’s decision. 

“As an independent mid-sized meetings and conventions destination, we value our meeting planners and their attendees,” explained Karen Murray Boston, Director of Public Relations and Communications for The Scottsdale Plaza Resort.  “Their success is our success, and offering them Passkey was an obvious decision to ensure their events run smoothly, as well as give our staff the proper solutions to better serve our customers.”

As a group focused destination, The Scottsdale Plaza Resort was determined to integrate Passkey into its business process to maintain a competitive edge, and deliver higher customer satisfaction.  Through its deployment of Passkey, The Scottsdale Plaza Resort is able to provide meeting planners with:

  • Accurate and instant visibility to their event block and pick-up;
  • Customized event web pages, allowing their attendees to book online;
  • 24/7 access to run reports and rooming lists with up-to-date data;
  • Seamless integration to their preferred registration solution;
  • Access to easily upload their rooming lists
“Our commitment to meeting planners and hotels is clear – to provide them solutions that significantly improve their efficiencies and competitiveness, and that deliver immediate and compelling value,” commented Greg Pesik, president & CEO of Passkey International, Inc.

About The Scottsdale Plaza Resort:

The Scottsdale Plaza Resort has been independently owned for 30 years and features 404 beautifully appointed guestrooms, including 180 newly redecorated elegant suites, 10 Executive Lodges, 5 restaurants and more than 30,000 square feet of meeting space. The resort is located at 7200 N. Scottsdale Road, on the northwest corner of Scottsdale and Indian Bend Roads. For more information or reservations, call 480-948-5000 or 800-832-2025, or visit us at www.scottsdaleplaza.com.

About Passkey (www.passkey.com):

Passkey is the worldwide leader in online group reservations management. The Boston-based technology provider empowers event attendees, planners and providers with a powerful web-based onDemand solution that lets them manage their group reservations on the web with 24/7 access to critical event information and real-time reports. 

The Passkey-enabledSM global network consists of over 85% of major U.S. Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVBs), as well as thousands of hotels, trade associations, corporate meeting planners, and meeting management companies. Passkey investors include: Lazard Technology Partners; Sabre (NYSE: TSG) (www.sabre.com); Galileo (NYSE: GLC) (www.galileo.com); Worldspan (www.worldspan.com); TravelCLICK (www.travelclick.net) and DRV Investments, LLC.

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Contact:

Dahlia El Gazzar
Director of Marketing
Passkey International Inc.
617.237.8238
delgazzar@passkey.com
http://www.passkey.com/

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