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Trust and HotelREZ Launch “Dream” CRS: CentralREZ
Frankfurt and London/Milan, September 29, 2009 -- After gathering feedback from its 550 member hotels on what their “dream” central reservation system (CRS) would include, HotelREZ (www.hotelrez.net) has partnered with Trust International and developed the new CentralREZ system utilizing Trust’s yourVoyager CRS. Trust will supply global representation provider HotelREZ’s member hotels with a bespoke central reservations system, a customized web booking engine and direct connections to numerous online agencies. Multiple new PMS Interfaces will also be launched. HotelREZ’s member hotels will upgrade to CentralREZ the first week of November.
CentralREZ is the first system to give hotels total control of their electronic distribution, from rate build to reporting. The new simplified rate builds are a key feature, enabling hotels to build a rate on the GDS – all in just one simple page -- and make it live without having to queue the rate to HotelREZ for checking. The system has a new look and feel, including a dashboard to give hotels a snapshot of the property and how it is selling, as well as user friendly, on-demand reporting, with pre-formatted reports containing specific key performance indicators and market intelligence. The system also has simplified and integrated commission claims to reduce errors and streamline operational processes.
“CentralREZ has functionally rich technology that is designed to easily adapt and grow without requiring major service disruptions or staff re-training,” said Mark Lewis, HotelREZ’s Managing Director. “We’re delighted with our new system that boosts efficiency in a multitude of areas and are confident that our investment will give our member hotels even more assistance to further drive their business forward. We have conducted exhaustive research across various CRS platforms and are entirely happy that our partnership with Trust allows us to provide our hotels the competitive advantage needed in today’s marketplace. We believe our investment, when many companies are doing the reverse - often at the cost of their hotel membership, will demonstrate to hotels that we are the right and best possible choice as a representation partner.”
“HotelREZ is a service-driven, forward-looking hotel representation company that demands a reliable system with excellent response times, quick loading processes and immediate availability of new rates in all distribution channels worldwide,” said Richard Wiegmann, Trust International’s Managing Director. “We share HotelREZ’s belief that it is critically important to have an ongoing, in-depth dialogue with member hotels in order to develop a system that best meets their needs now and anticipates their future needs. As we launch CentralREZ with HotelREZ, we’re very excited to be providing the interfaces with third party service providers that enable HotelREZ to become a one-stop shop for all their members distribution needs.”
Mr. Lewis stated, “It is vital for HotelREZ to work with partners who provide new technology and the vision to facilitate our aggressive growth plans. Even more critical is the need for a new partner to deliver improved service levels that we and our member hotels demand in these challenging times. We believe that Trust International will deliver significant improvements in this area, backed by an excellent track record and guaranteed service level agreements.”
Formed in 2004, HotelREZ is a global representation company offering tailored solutions to independent and small to medium sized chains of hotels. The group’s branded solutions including Simply Connect, Simply Fabulous, the Elegant Hotel Collection, World Fashion Hotels, World Rainbow Hotels and, the Hotel 100, exclusively manages the distribution and revenue requirements of 550 hotels in 21 countries. www.hotelrez.net . HotelREZ is one of the fastest growing quality and service driven representation companies in the world.
HotelREZ also own and operate several consumer websites, featuring 98,000 hotels across the globe. These include: www.hotelrez.co.uk, www.hotelrez.net, www.eleganthotelcollection.com, www.worldfashionhotels.com, www.WorldRainbowHotels.com, www.thehotel100.com, and www.spartacushotels.com. HotelREZ selects its members based on location, quality, partnership and complimentary product offering. For information on HotelREZ its brands and subsidiaries please see www.hotelrez.net or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trust International is one of the world’s leading CRS providers and international hospitality partners. Trust’s services and supporting technologies help hotel chains and hospitality groups support their sales and marketing activities with the latest distribution solutions. The range of services includes CRS solutions and software, connectivity to all GDS and IDS channels, an Internet booking engine and third party integration to PMS, RMS and CMS systems. Trust International offers the full range of CRS-related products such as content management, business intelligence and commission payment services.
Via Trust’s own communication centers located in North America, Europe and The Far East customers in 47 countries are served with private label telephone reservation, concierge and telemarketing services.
Established in 1989 Trust International is renowned for its highly reliable reservation platform, continuous investment in system software and hardware and delivery of superior customer value. (www.TrustInternational.com)
Elisabetta Del Zoppa, Press Manager, HotelREZ LTD
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