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The Inverness Aligns with Passkey to Gain Group Advantage
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Planner gains more control over entire event housing process
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(DENVER, CO/QUINCY, MA) - January 23, 2007 - The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center, a premier International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) certified property, managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, has selected Passkey as its online group reservations system. 

Passkey was selected by The Inverness based on their track record as the industry standard for group reservations management, and because of growing planner demand. The hotel is known for providing cutting-edge, flexible solutions to their planners as part of their meeting services package, tailored to the planners' needs. 

The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center, a 302 deluxe room property, with 60,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, a PGA Championship golf course, and impeccable 4,500 square foot spa, hosts more than 900 meetings and events per year. With exceptional service and experience in planning events from weddings, corporate meetings, to VIP conferences - whether you are inviting 10 or 1,000 people, the Inverness meeting specialists go out of their way to make every planner's event a tremendous success from start to finish. 

"We are in the business of conferences," said Curtis Bova, Assistant General Manager, for The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center. "Being an IACC certified property we continuously need to stay on the leading edge of meetings and conference management to differentiate ourselves. We see Passkey as a perfect alignment to further advance our position as a "Leading Conference Management Property." 

Top Reasons Inverness Selected Passkey: 

  • Align their customer service levels with evolving customer expectations
  • Ability to effectively market their property offerings prior to attendee arrival, and generate more ancillary revenue
  • Maintain their IACC accreditation standards
  • Gain competitive advantage
  • Increase internal efficiencies and eliminate manual labor-intensive processes 
Some of the Passkey benefits for meeting planners include: 
  • Customized event web pages for online group reservations
  • 24/7 access to real-time pick-up reports
  • On-line management of rooming lists
  • Reduction in rooms booked outside the contracted room block
  • Better pace and pick-up optimization
  • Seamless integration with their preferred registration system 
"We are very pleased to partner with The Inverness", commented Greg Pesik, President & CEO for Passkey. "We will be able to deliver immediate benefits that will impact their planners and empower their staff to gain a competitive advantage in the planner market." 

About Inverness and Conference Center 

The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center is one of 34 independent, upscale and luxury hotels, resorts and golf clubs in the United States managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the fifth largest independent hospitality management company in the country. The company, headquartered in suburban Denver, Colo., features a portfolio of more than 8,000 guest rooms, 15 golf courses and 10 full- service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including New York, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Denver, Dallas, Boston, San Diego, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Palm Springs, Jackson Hole, Maui and Lake Tahoe. 

Website: www.invernesshotel.com 

About Passkey 

Passkey is the worldwide leader in online group reservations. The Boston-based technology company offers event planners and providers a powerful web-based application to optimize group hotel reservations. The heart of the Passkey system is an innovative online booking engine that lets group attendees make and manage their hotel reservations online in the contracted group block, while allowing event planners and hotels to access real-time reports and event information. Offered as an onDemand solution, Passkey delivers benchmark speed, security and scalability. 

The Passkey-enabled 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; TravelCLICK, and DRV Investments, LLC. 

Website: www.passkey.com

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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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