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Warwick International Hotels Offers Mobile Booking Solution
with Pegasus’ NetBooker® NG

SCOTTSDALE, DALLAS and LONDON (August 25, 2010) – Warwick International Hotels is now offering mobile booking through Pegasus Solutions at www.warwickhotels.mobi. The renowned international collection of more than 40 hotels and resorts, which upgraded to NetBooker NG in late 2009, will offer 27 of its distinctive hotels and resorts for booking with any mobile device through the technology partnership between Pegasus Solutions and Dublin’s Mobile Travel Technologies Limited (MTT).
 
Research from Deloitte shows that one in 10 people have used a hotel application on a Web-enabled smartphone to book a room, access a loyalty program account, view/modify/cancel a reservation, pay a bill, check-in or check-out. As mobile travel booking follows this course to more widespread acceptance and use, Alan Gonzalez, director of distribution and e-commerce for Warwick International Hotels, says NetBooker NG has positioned Warwick advantageously to remain both competitive and relevant.
 
“We were early adopters of Pegasus’ NetBooker NG, which we selected for its ability to effectively capture bookings at warwickhotels.com,” said Gonzalez. “The booking engine has already proven scalable and flexible according to our needs during our most recent move to take the site mobile, helping us appeal to the growing number of travelers who are comfortable booking with their mobile devices. Many of the same options we offer at warwickhotels.com using NetBooker NG are now available to mobile users at warwickhotels.mobi.”
 
Warwick has a 16-year relationship with Pegasus, in which the international brand enjoys membership with Utell Hotels & Resorts for private label global distribution system (GDS) representation under the ‘WK’ code. Pegasus also provides Warwick with worldwide private label Utell voice services and travel agent-preferred Global Commission Processing.
 
“The team at Warwick has always demonstrated an understanding of and dedication to advancing technology in ways that will drive business,” said Ric Leutwyler, chief operating officer of Pegasus and president of Utell Hotels & Resorts. “Their foresight in implementing NetBooker NG during a difficult economy when budgets were constrained has positioned them to emerge from the downturn with competitive strategies, like mobile booking, that will place them further ahead in the race for bookings. We’re delighted to be working with the Warwick team to continue implementing technology solutions that drive business.”
 
Warwick operates a global collection of more than 40 of the world’s finest four- and five-star hotels, resorts and spas. Offering affordable luxury in desirable locations throughout Europe, the United States, Asia, Bali, Africa and the South Pacific, Warwick properties include city center, beach, spa, golf, business and leisure hotels. The company marked its 30th anniversary in 2010.
 
About Warwick International Hotels
Warwick International Hotels (WIH) was launched in 1980 with the purchase of the Warwick New York, a hotel originally built by William Randolph Hearst for his Hollywood friends. Celebrating its 30th anniversary of hospitality excellence, the WIH Group now includes more than 40 prestigious Hotels, Resorts & Spa worldwide located in city centres and resort destinations in the United States, Europe, Asia, Bali, the South Pacific, and Africa. Further details can be found at www.warwickhotels.com.
 
About Mobile Travel Technologies
MTT (www.mttnow.com), based in Dublin, Ireland, provides the technology which powers leading worldwide mobile travel services, enabling airlines, hotel chains, car rental companies and travel intermediaries to launch and develop their mobile services. MTT’s clients include some of the world’s leading hotel chains, airline and travel intermediaries.
 
Uniquely, MTT has a team drawn from mobile software development and travel technology backgrounds making it the mobile travel specialist. MTT focuses on the benefits that can be achieved from delivering mobile services and applications to all mobile devices, where there is an opportunity to inform, service and market to customers.
 
About Pegasus Solutions Inc. – Proud honoree of the 2010 CIO 100 awards
Pegasus Solutions is the world’s leading provider of technology and services to hotels and travel distributors, supplying the award-winning RezView® NG central reservation system, electronic distribution services, advanced agency commission processing and payment services, and hotel marketing representation services. Founded in 1989, Pegasus created and launched the hotel switch, and today its customers include nearly 100,000 properties around the globe as well as a majority of the world’s travel agencies. Additionally, Pegasus’ powerful representation arm incorporates Utell® Hotels & Resorts and Utell Connect, services that have been chosen by more than 9,000 member hotels in 146 countries, making Pegasus the hotel industry’s largest third-party marketing, sales and reservations specialist. Pegasus also powers the niche consumer Web site www.hotelbook.com™, dedicated to promoting independent and boutique hotels throughout the world. Headquartered in Dallas, Pegasus has 18 offices in 11 countries, including regional hubs in London, Singapore and Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information, please visit www.pegs.com or www.utell.com.

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Media contact: 
Ariel Herr
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aherr@fortepr.com 
                                                                                                                                   
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