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Preferred Hotel Group™ Selects Sabre Hospitality Solutions
 as Global Marketing and Distribution Provider


Newly formed Sabre Hospitality Solutions meets industry’s needs
 as evidenced by this comprehensive agreement


SOUTHLAKE, Texas, 15 Oct. – Preferred Hotel Group™, a global leader in the hospitality industry with more than 700 members in over 75 countries, has selected Sabre Hospitality Solutions to provide complete distribution marketing and technology for its members.  Preferred Hotel Group (PV) will transition all five of its brands, Preferred Hotels® & Resorts (PH), Preferred Boutique™ (PH), Summit Hotels & Resorts™ (XL), Sterling Hotels™ (WR) and Historic Hotels of America® (HE) to Sabre Hospitality Solutions’ SynXis Central Reservation System (CRS) in 2010. 
 
After a multi-year search, Preferred selected Sabre Hospitality Solutions due to its comprehensive suite of products and services. The suite of end-to-end solution services provided by Sabre Hospitality Solutions includes the unsurpassed performance, reliability, and security of the SynXis CRS; interfaces to the leading Property Management Systems and Revenue Management Systems; a dynamic booking engine; a full suite of e-marketing services; and affordable access to Global Distribution System (GDS) media and other business units of Sabre Holdings such as Travelocity.  Sabre Hospitality Solutions and Preferred Hotel Group will also work together to jointly market Preferred’s branding and marketing services.
 
“After exploring various options in the market, we chose to partner with Sabre Hospitality Solutions based on their ability to fulfill the very unique needs of our independent hotels, as well as our overall brand requirements,” said John Ueberroth, chairman and chief
executive officer, Preferred Hotel Group.  “We were truly impressed with the experience and innovation of the team at Sabre Hospitality Solutions, and their ability to support Preferred as we provide our members with outstanding sales, marketing, and distribution services worldwide.”
 
Preferred Hotel Group will exclusively use the SynXis CRS for connectivity to the GDS, Internet Distribution Systems (IDS), and bookings coming from their branded web sites using the Guest Connect booking engine.  The agreement, which makes Preferred Hotel Group one of the largest brands in the Sabre Hospitality Solutions portfolio, also gives Preferred Hotel Group access to all Sabre Hospitality Solutions marketing products including online advertising, GDS merchandising, and media products in addition to award-winning Website design and Internet marketing services.
 
“With its history of excellence, we are honored to be selected by Preferred Hotel Group as their exclusive distribution and marketing partner,” said Felix Laboy, president and general manager of Sabre Hospitality Solutions.  “Combining all of Sabre’s hospitality businesses into one unit means we can offer hotel groups of all sizes the expertise and support they need in a single portfolio of solutions and services.  Winning Preferred’s business validates this new direction and proves our leadership in the industry.”  
 
About Sabre Hospitality Solutions
Sabre Hospitality Solutions leverages the strength and breadth of Sabre Holding’s technology, marketing and distribution tools to bring hotel suppliers a global end-to-end solution.   Sabre Holdings connects people with the world’s greatest travel possibilities by retailing travel products and providing distribution and technology solutions for the travel industry.  More information is available at http://www.sabre-holdings.com.
 
About Preferred Hotel Group™
Celebrating 40 years of excellence, Preferred Hotel Group is proud to be a global leader in the hospitality industry, delivering high-performance sales, marketing and technology solutions to more than 700 independent hotels and resorts in over 75 countries. Its family of brands represents a collection of the finest hotels in the world and include: Preferred Hotels® & Resorts (www.PreferredHotels.com), Preferred Boutique™ (www.PreferredBoutique.com), Summit Hotels & Resorts™ (www.SummitHotels.com), Sterling Hotels™ (www.SterlingHotels.com) and Historic Hotels of America® (www.HistoricHotels.org). For more information please visit www.PreferredHotelGroup.com
 
In Autumn 2007, the company entered the luxury real estate market with the launch of Preferred Residences™ – a membership and exchange program for luxury shared ownership resorts that provide an exceptional level of service and amenities. Properties are held to exacting standards derived from the same Preferred Global Standards of Excellence™ on which the company has built its 40-year heritage in the hospitality industry.  For more information please visit www.PreferredResidences.com.
 

Contact:

Preferred Hotel Group:
Nichole Di Benedetto
Director, Global Public Relations
+1 646.465.9783
ndibenedetto@preferredhotelgroup.com
 
Sabre Hospitality Solutions:
Carol Levitt
Director, Marketing & Communications
 +1-301-960-4428
Carol.levitt@synxis.com

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