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IDeaS V5 ASP Solution Revolutionizes Hotel Revenue
Optimization throughout the Caribbean
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Minneapolis, Minnesota - March 27, 2007 – IDeaS, the leading provider of revenue management solutions and one of the industry’s fastest growing technology companies today announced that its IDeaS V5i ASP solution is transforming how revenue management is conducted in the Caribbean.

“For efficiency, Caribbean hotel operators often keep their sales and revenue teams stateside, leaving only operations and service delivery on property,” notes Bernard Ellis, Managing Director – Americas for IDeaS.  “One major drawback of this structure has been cumbersome access to on-property systems for revenue management.”  IDeaS V5i ASP solution has broken down this barrier for several clients.

Martin Scheidl, Director of Information Technology for Orient-Express Hotels explained, “The IDeaS V5i ASP solution allows us to collect data from our Epitome PMS at both our La Samanna property on St. Martin, French West Indies and the Maroma Resort and Spa on the Riviera Maya in Mexico, and then send it on to IDeaS’ data center in Minnesota over a secure internet connection.  Up-to-date revenue management information is always available to the right people on property, in New York, and wherever our revenue managers are traveling.  IDeaS have really managed to match the system with our far-flung organizational structure.”

Ralph Aruzza, VP of Sales for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, agrees: “We could never justify having a revenue management professional at all three of our small Caribbean properties: Caneel Bay, A Rosewood Resort on St. John USVI, Little Dix Bay, A Rosewood Resort on Virgin Gorda, BVI, and Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort on Antigua.  IDeaS V5i ASP solution allows us to revenue manage all three from a central office, and without any added technology management burden on property.  And, I even get to see real-time performance data through my Internet browser in our Dallas headquarters.”

The Caribbean hospitality industry realizes that to be successful in today’s competitive market, it is essential to focus their time and resources on their core competencies. IDeaS V5i ASP model offers hotels of all sizes applications that can differentiate their business, gain advantages over their competitors, and improve their profitability. 

Key Product Highlights: IDeaS in use in the Caribbean

  • IDeaS Multi-Property module allows authorized users to view data from multiple properties, and benefit from roll-up reporting in user-definable property groups. 
  • IDeaS Best-Available-Rate with its unique Web-Rate shopping integration assists hotels in setting the right pricing decisions while also incorporating competitive rate information
  • IDeaS web based delivery was designed to provide a faster, easier and more cost effective deployment method for hoteliers of any size and in any location in the world. IDeaS ASP web deployment method offers hoteliers the best of both worlds, our award-winning technology delivered in an easy to purchase, faster to learn and conveniently supported way. IDeaS’ web delivery provides all the benefits of IDeaS’ technology with none of the encumbrances inherent in a traditional software purchase.
About Orient-Express Hotels
Orient-Express Hotels, Trains and Cruises is a hotel and leisure company providing luxury travel experiences for discerning travelers in areas of outstanding cultural, historic or recreational interest. Founded in 1976 when the company acquired Hotel Cipriani in Venice, Orient-Express owns or has investments in 49 businesses: 39 highly individual hotels, two restaurants, six tourist trains and two river cruise operations, operating in 25 countries worldwide. 

About Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts manages ultra-luxury properties worldwide including The Mansion on Turtle Creek and Hotel Crescent Court in Dallas, The Carlyle in New York, CordeValle in San Martin, California, Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe, Las Ventanas al Paraíso in Los Cabos, Mexico, Hotel Seiyo Ginza in Tokyo, Japan, and a triumvirate of world-class Caribbean properties - Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda, Caneel Bay on St. John and Jumby Bay on Antigua. 

About IDeaS

Integrated Decisions and Systems, Inc. (IDeaS) is the leading provider of hospitality focused pricing and revenue management solutions. IDeaS products offer award-winning technical innovation paired with unsurpassed personalized support. Our products are specifically designed to provide hoteliers with a clear vision to their data, thereby giving them greater control over their business. 

IDeaS primary market focus is the global hospitality industry. The Company’s clients include some of the most-prestigious companies in the world, including InterContinental Hotels Group, Hyatt International, Hilton International, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Millennium Hotels and Resorts, Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts, Shangri-La, Kempinski, Conrad Hotels, Universal Orlando, Travelodge UK, Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts, The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, Vail Resorts and Gaylord Entertainment properties, such as Gaylord Opryland. 

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, IDeaS maintains global technology, support and sales offices in North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and Asia. For more information, visit www.ideas.com or call +1 952 698 4200.

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Contact:

Star Bazella
Marketing Manager
IDeaS Revenue Optimization
HQ Office: +1 952 698 4200
Direct: +1 952 698 4221
Fax: +1 952 698 4299
star.bazella@ideas.com
www.ideas.com

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IDeaS Announces Certified Integration with Visual One; Integration Between IDeaS Revenue Optimization and Visual One Property Management System / August 2006
TRUST.WIZCOM and IDeaS implement one of the first interfaces using new industry standards; New interface allows seamless exchange of data between IDeaS' revenue management solution and Voyager Central Reservation System / June 2006
Hyatt International continues its roll-out of IDeaS Revenue Optimization / May 2006
IDeaS Adds to its Americas Sales Team with the Appointment of Two Long-time Hospitality Industry Professionals; Cliff Atkinson and Adam Werner to Sell IDeaS Acclaimed ASP Solutions / March 2006


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