Reservations for More Than 500 hotels
Hotel chain to use RezView® central reservation
system to help maintain and grow its business
|DALLAS and MINNEAPOLIS (Oct. 5, 2006) — La Quinta
has signed an agreement with Pegasus Solutions to begin implementation
of the RezView® central reservation system for all La Quinta Inns®
and La Quinta Inn & Suites®. This deal makes La Quinta one of the
largest hotel chains to use the RezView CRS.
Pegasus has been providing La Quinta with electronic distribution and commission processing services since 1996. Under this new agreement, Pegasus will work with Keane Inc. to seamlessly integrate the RezView CRS into La Quinta’s business infrastructure including its loyalty program, Web site booking engine and data warehouse. Pegasus will also implement a two-way interface into La Quinta’s property management system to provide a centralized, single-image of its inventory, rates and reservations.
“The RezView CRS provides us with a system that has the flexibility to meet the demands of more than 500 properties and the scale to enable us to grow as we continue to expand our business,” said Wayne Goldberg, La Quinta president and chief executive officer. “Pegasus Solutions has proven itself as a trusted vendor and we are confident this relationship will complement and enhance La Quinta’s business strategy going forward.”
RezView CRS is the most widely used CRS worldwide with more than 7,500 properties including others operated by The Blackstone Group, the private-equity firm that owns La Quinta.
“La Quinta’s selection of RezView CRS demonstrates how Pegasus can serve hoteliers through a wide range of services that help them keep pace with today’s technology,” said Mike Kistner, Pegasus chief operating officer. “This significant deal represents a new focus at Pegasus—aligning with the best technology firms to deliver complex solutions. Our customers gain the benefit of the great ideas and skills we bring in addition to a seamless implementation of the solutions.”
An award winning reservations service, RezView CRS is used by 60 of the world’s top hotel brands processing approximately 50,000 reservations everyday.
About La Quinta
LQ Management L.L.C. is one of the largest operators of limited-service hotels in the United States. Based in Dallas, Texas, the Company operates and provides franchise services to more than 500 hotels in 40 states and Canada under the La Quinta Inns® and La Quinta Inn & Suites® brands. For reservations or more information about La Quinta, please visit www.LQ.com.
In business since 1965, Keane, Inc. (NYSE: KEA) is a leading business process and IT services firm. Keane delivers highly synergistic application and business process services, including Application Development and Integration Services, Architectural Services, Application Outsourcing, Infrastructure Services, Program Management, and Testing, as well as Business Process Improvement and Business Process Outsourcing through a global delivery model. Keane believes that business and IT improvements are best realized by streamlining and optimizing business and IT processes, implementing rigorous management disciplines, and fostering a culture of accountability through meaningful performance metrics. Keane, based in Boston, Mass., delivers its services through an integrated network of regional offices in the United States, Australia, Canada, India, and the United Kingdom, and via SEI CMMI Level 5 evaluated Advanced Development Centers (ADCs) in Canada and India. Information on Keane is available on the Internet at www.keane.com.
Dallas-based Pegasus Solutions, Inc. is a global leader in providing technology and services to hotels and travel distributors. Founded in 1989, Pegasus’ customers include a majority of the world’s travel agencies and more than 60,000 hotel properties around the globe. Pegasus’ services include central reservation systems, electronic distribution services, commission processing and payment services, and marketing representation services, including the consumer Web site, www.hotelbook.com. The company’s representation services, including Utell by Pegasus™ and Unirez by Pegasus™, are used by more than 7,000 member hotels in more than 130 countries, making Pegasus the hotel industry’s largest third-party marketing and reservations provider. Pegasus has 17 offices in 12 countries, including regional hubs in London, Singapore and Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information, please visit www.pegs.com.
Julie Hines – Pegasus Solutions
Teresa Ferguson – La Quinta
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