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Utell Hotels & Resorts Expands in Latin America with
Enjoy Resort & Casino Agreement
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Two Chilean Properties Tap Utell® Representation Services for Global Branding
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DALLAS (September 17, 2007) – Utell Hotels & Resorts, a service of Pegasus Solutions Inc., today announced it has signed two properties from Chilean Resort & Casino company, Enjoy, to its representation and marketing services. 

The two five-star properties, Hotel del Mar in Viña del Mar, and Hotel del Lago in Pucon, are among a total of five (including three planned) under the Enjoy brand that will benefit from Utell’s electronic distribution and international marketing efforts. Given the growth of travel to Latin America, the need to more strategically reach customers has grown for properties such as Enjoy’s, according to Piro Hernandez, regional director of Latin America for Utell.

“Enjoy Resort & Casinos currently has no electronic distribution or any sales & marketing representation for these two properties,” said Hernandez. “The team at Utell Hotels & Resorts looks forward to bringing value to Enjoy and working with them to increase their market share through Utell’s distribution, sales & marketing network. With Utell’s recent success in the Latin America region, we are confident we can bring Enjoy excellent results.”

Utell has 181 hotels in Latin America and the revenue for these properties has increased 25 percent over the last year. With this revenue growth potential, Utell is ideal for handling the needs of properties emerging on the global tourism scene, according to Eduardo Garcia Fanta, sales manager for Enjoy.

“Enjoy is a leader in the Chilean market for leisure entertainment, but with world-class properties like the Hotel del Mar and Hotel del Lago, we need to establish our brand as a leader beyond our borders,” said Garcia Fanta. “The international influence and recognition of the Utell brand made it the ideal solution for getting Enjoy noticed on the world stage.”

Utell Hotels & Resorts currently represents more than 700,000 rooms worldwide and provides hotels access to four major GDS’s and more than 1,000 Web sites around the world. 

About Enjoy
Enjoy Casino and Resort is an entertainment company with operation all along Chile that handles casinos, restaurants, hotels, spas and discos. With 30 years in the market, Enjoy is the Chilean entertainment market leader due to its high end infrastructure, exceptional service and levels of efficiency. Currently managing two properties, including the five-star Hotel del Mar in Viña del Mar and five-star Hotel del Lago in Pucon, Enjoy has three other hotel projects slated, including Coquimbo to open later this year, and Puerto Varas, Antofagasta to open next year. More information is available online at www.enjoy.cl

About Utell Hotels and Resorts
Utell Hotels & Resorts, a service of Pegasus Solutions, has a portfolio of 3,600 hotels in more than 130 countries worldwide, offering diverse products and services to suit every traveler’s accommodation needs, whether they are traveling for business or leisure.  Established more than 75 years ago, Utell is regarded by travel agents as ‘the hotel people’ and look to us when organizing hotels for their customers.  

About Pegasus
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 78,000 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® Hotels & Resorts and Unirez by Pegasus™, are used by more than 9,300 member hotels in more than 130 countries, making Pegasus the hotel industry’s largest third-party marketing and reservations provider. Pegasus has 16 offices in 11 countries, including regional hubs in London, Singapore and Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information, please visit www.pegs.com.


 
Contact:

Julie Hines – Pegasus Solutions
+1 214.234.4267
julie.hines@pegs.com

Sara Spafford - StarCite
Sloane Public Relations
SSpafford@sloanepr.com
212-446-1879 
 

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