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CARINO Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Announces Kansas City’s
Hotel Phillips Adopts GDS Chain Code

Historic Boutique Property Selects New Code “UN” as part of Luxury Collection

 

NEW YORK, NY – March, 2011 – Hotel Phillips, a  Kansas City jewel that sets the standard of luxury, has adopted CARINO Hotels and Resorts Worldwide’s Global Distribution System (GDS) code “UN.” CARINO Hotels and Resorts Worldwide is a customer information company dedicated to assisting luxury hotels with their sales, marketing and GDS needs.
 
“We are so excited about the wonderful prospects for our members with the GDS chain code,” said Joseph Carino, president and CEO of CARINO Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. “We look forward to assisting Hotel Phillips, as well as the rest of our member properties, as a “one-stop” shop offering revenue and reservations support as well.”

Not only does the GDS chain code “UN” provide the ability for members to track the source of all reservations, it also opens up new opportunities for exposure and promotion of the properties. Seamless connectivity allows members to enter their data once and feed it across multiple channels, providing maximum exposure to more customers.  The GDS chain code feeds information to major travel agency systems, including Sabre, Amadeus/Apollo/Gallileo and Worldspan, that connect directly to more than 600,000 travel agencies worldwide. In turn, these systems power consumer travel websites such as Orbitz, Travelocity and Expedia, among others.   Thus, the GDS code also allows CARINO Hotels and Resorts Worldwide members to reach both businesses and consumers concurrently for the very first time ever since the organization’s inception.

“We are energized by the opportunity to partner with CARINO Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. Their GDS code will allow us access to markets that have been untapped,” said Blaine Proctor, director of sales and marketing for Hotel Phillips.
 
Hotel Phillips offers refined elegance with exquisite amenities, but most importantly it offers guests a tremendous value during this difficult economic downturn.
 
“Hotel Phillips has an art deco feel and European style, the warm tones and grand dual staircases, guests immediately feel welcomed” said Dan Bergmann, general manager at Hotel Phillips.  “Our accommodations include a smoke free environment, turndown service, in-room dining, valet parking and high speed internet access.  Dining at the hotel is just as fun as staying there, with 12 Baltimore open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.”
 
Hotel Phillips' exceptional service and first class accommodations has been awarded the AAA Four Diamond Award year after year.  A consummate host for business and social events, the Phillips Chophouse, private boardrooms, art deco ballroom and large mezzanine offer guests several choices for hosting.

Located in the heart of downtown Kansas City, Missouri, Hotel Phillips offers instant access to the convention center district.  It is also a short ride to Kansas City International airport and just two blocks from The Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City Power & Light Entertainment District and the brand new, state-of-the art Sprint Center.
 
A new $300 million Performing Arts Center (completed in 2009) placed Hotel Phillips squarely in the center of the city's arts community.  
 
CARINO Hotels and Resorts Worldwide uses SynXis as its central reservation system provider. Through the partnership, consumers can book reservations at member hotels from CARINO’s branded website, or from the hotels’ own websites.

In addition to the GDS chain code, CARINO Hotels and Resorts Worldwide launched www.carinohotels.com, as well as an 800 number and call center services for member properties.
 
CARINO Hotels and Resorts Worldwide is the only hotel sales company that provides a centralized customer database, RFP tools and sales and marketing support for luxury hotels and resorts worldwide. With offices in New York and London, Chicago and San Francisco, CARINO Hotels and Resorts Worldwide is a full service sales and customer information company, dedicated to assisting luxury hotels with the global sales process. At the heart of CARINO’s suite of services is SalesConnect 2.0TM, a web-based database of corporate, leisure and group account information.  For more information on CARINO Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, please visit the website at www.carinohotels.com or call (212) 808-6590.
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Contact:

Tammy Petersen 
LMP International
312-988-4811 
tammy@lmpinternational.com
 

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