Hotel Online
News for the Hospitality Executive




Atlanta’s Artmore Hotel Joins Utell® Hotels & Resorts

Boutique Hotel Enlists Utell to Attract Global Travelers and Travel Buyers


SCOTTSDALE, DALLAS and LONDON (August 1, 2011) – Atlanta’s trendy Artmore Hotel has joined Utell® Hotels & Resorts to attract global travelers and travel buyers through international representation and marketing. The recently renovated boutique hotel has also chosen Pegasus Solutions® for Global Commission Processing, private label voice services and NetBooker NG internet booking engine for use on both the Artmore’s Web and mobile sites.

An architectural landmark situated in Atlanta’s Midtown Cultural Arts District, the Artmore has recently been renovated from its original incarnation as luxury apartments built in 1924. Today, it offers modern guest rooms and suites that cater to both business and leisure guests. The Artmore is ranked as one of the top Atlanta hotels on TripAdvisor, which Michael Halpner, general manager of the Artmore Hotel, believes will be a message that more international guests will now be responding to as well.
 
“Our entire team at the Artmore is excited about our new partnership with Utell Hotels & Resorts,” said Halpner. “We’re confident this alliance will broaden our reach and expose us to new opportunities. We look forward to further delighting our guests by placing ourselves in the company of Utell’s renowned properties.”
 
The Artmore now has access to Utell’s extensive range of business solutions, which include securing reservations through Utell’s global preferred partnerships and programs with international travel management companies (TMCs), online distributors and global corporate markets. The hotel will also be available through the global distribution systems (GDSs) under Utell’s chain code “UI,” and at the dedicated travel agent Web site www.UtellAgent.com.
 
Shivon Stewart, director of sales and marketing added, “Utell provides a vital link to increasing our existing sales, marketing and distribution programs that will deliver higher revenues by expanding our audiences, both domestically and internationally. In addition, Utell’s strengths in GDS and corporate travel will provide new opportunities and business partnerships for the Artmore Hotel.”
 
NetBooker NG provides the Artmore the functionality of a private-label site without the responsibilities and overhead of in-house Web site design, development and hosting. It combines a proven advanced booking engine with integrated Web marketing services, allowing hotels to create both online and mobile sites customized according to the property or brand.
 
Pegasus private label voice services offers hotels professionally trained and sales-focused support in 11 languages for 40 countries. With hub reservations centers in South America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, Pegasus voice services allow hotels to capture valuable international bookings.
 
Pegasus Global Commission Processing for the Artmore will offer agents weekly commission payments via check or direct deposit in any of 37 currencies. As the preferred commission payment provider for more than 60,000 travel agencies worldwide, Pegasus processes more than $500 million in commissions annually, serving more than 35,000 properties, as well as the majority of travel distributors in more than 200 countries.
 
“The Artmore is committed to creating an unforgettable guest experience and we are dedicated to making that experience available to the widest possible audience,” added Ric Leutwyler, president of Utell Hotels & Resorts and chief operating officer of Pegasus Solutions. “We’re honored to partner with the Artmore to create global demand for the superlative product the Artmore so eloquently delivers.”
 
About Utell® Hotels & Resorts
Utell Hotels & Resorts, part of Pegasus Solutions Inc, is the world’s leading hotel representation service providing a specialized range of powerful sales, marketing and distribution solutions for hotels and travel distributors. Utell is chosen by more than 6,000 independent hotels and small groups in more than 130 countries, and comprises an extensive and diverse international portfolio that includes luxury, boutique, value, business and resort properties for both business and leisure travelers. Utell offers an unrivaled combination of 80 years’ experience representing hotels by delivering first class business generating solutions. These include preferred travel agent and online partnership agreements, a range of worldwide marketing programs, leading edge Internet booking engine solutions, comprehensive business intelligence reporting capabilities and award-winning hotel Web site marketing. Utell’s products and services are used by thousands of travel agencies, travel providers and businesses worldwide, including major global TMC’s (travel management companies), corporations, online distributors and consortia groups. Visit www.utell.com for more information.
.
Media Contacts:

Mandy Murphy
+44 (0)20 8490 4877
mandy.murphy@pegs.com

Ariel Herr
+1(214)890-7912
aherr@fortepr.com 

                                                                                                                                   
.
Receive Your Hospitality Industry Headlines via Email for Free! Subscribe Here  

 To Learn More About Your News Being Published on Hotel-Online Inquire Here

Also See: Corporate Travel Volume Hints at +15% Growth through August; Business travel market benefits from returning corporate travel budgets / July 2011

Pegasus Launches ContentHub™; Solution Simplifies Content Management for Hotels by Combining Image and Text Updates to Alternative and Global Distribution Systems / June 2011

Pegasus Introduces Enhanced Shopping Transaction to ShoppingNG; Transaction Reduces Pressure on Supplier CRSs from Excessive Look-to-books / June 2011

Leisure Hotel Rates Realize Record Growth; Global Hotel Daily Rates Rise Almost +5% in May with Expected Bookings Increases of +10% Through Summer / June 2011

Pegasus Solutions Announces New Revenue Generation Team to Manage Customer Growth / June 2011

Business Travel Dips in April; Impact of World Events and Easter Holiday Cause Temporary Slow-down in Corporate Travel as Leisure Market Sustains Double-Digit Growth, According to Pegasus Solutions / May 2011

Orient-Express Hotels Signs with Pegasus Solutions; Renowned International Chain Plans Move to Pegasus’ Next Generation Technology to Manage Inventory and Sell Hotels, Trains and Cruises through One Booking Itinerary / May 2011

London Hotel Revenue per Booking Jumps Nearly +400% for Royal Wedding Weekend; Rate and Length of Stay Increases Translate to Greater Revenue per Booking for London Hotels, According to Data Released by Pegasus Solutions / April 2011

Pegasus Issues Special Edition of The Pegasus View to Address Impact of ASPAC Earthquakes and Political Unrest in EMEA on Travel / April 2011

Pegasus Solutions Names Marcie Hyder CFO and Executive Vice President; Kevin Housh Also Promoted to Vice President and Controller / March 2011

Global Hotel Rates Climb in February; Business Travel Rates Rise +7% in February as Leisure Travel Increases Nearly +4% According to Data from “The Pegasus View” / March 2011

Heritage Hotels and Resorts Switches to Pegasus Solutions; US Hotel Collection Chooses Pegasus Solutions for Comprehensive Suite of Solutions, Including Award-winning RezView® NG, Net Booker® NG, Commission Processing and Voice Services / March 2011

Florence’s Luxury Hotel Villa Olmi Resort Switches to Utell® for International Sales, Marketing and Distribution Services; Utell Welcomes its First Luxury Hotel in Florence Further Enriching a 200-plus Italian Hotel Portfolio / March 2011

Pegasus Solutions Launches MetaSearch Services to Facilitate Direct Bookings from Online Search; Hotels Realize 5:1 Return on Investment in Beta Testing with Several Major Hotel Chains / March 2011

Pegasus Solutions Starts 2011 Setting Industry Record; As Hotel Transactions Reach New Highs, Pegasus Maintains More than a Two Decade History of Technological Innovation and Proven Success / March 2011

Pegasus Solutions Further Expands Marketing Capabilities with Travelport; New Referral Relationship Increases Opportunities for Utell Member Hotels Globally to Reach Agents Booking More than 20 Million Room Nights Annually / March 2011

Hotel Revenue and Reservations Continue Growth; January 2011 Global Data from “The Pegasus View” Forecasts Growth in Business and Leisure Markets through Mid-year / February 2011

Dan Jerusalem Joins Utell® Hotels & Resorts; Luxury 505-room Hotel in Heart of Jerusalem Becomes 12th Dan Hotel Represented by Utell / February 2011

Montana’s Buck’s T-4 Lodge Increases Revenue by More than +60% with Pegasus Solutions’ NetBooker® NG Internet Booking Engine; Scenic Destination Increases Occupancy Nearly 30% / February 2011

Pegasus Solutions’ Ric Leutwyler to Receive “Top 25” Honor at HSMAI Adrian Awards Reception and Gala / Janaury 2011

Utell® Hotels & Resorts Member Hotels Thrive in 2010; The World’s Most Experienced Representation Service Helped Deliver More than Four Million Room Nights / January 2011

The Pegasus View December 2010: Year Ends with Leisure Hotel Revenue Up Nearly +10%; Leisure and Corporate Travel Hold Strong Despite Widespread Weather Disruption as 2011 Business on the Books Points to Growth in Both Channels Globally / January 2011

Pegasus Solutions Names Tom Gallagher Executive Vice President of Revenue Generation / January 2011

The Pegasus View November 2010: Corporate Booking Volumes Set New Growth Record of +30.6% Over 2009; Leisure Revenue Also Sets 2010 Record with Year-on-year Increase of +17.3% / December 2010

Pegasus Solutions Names David Sjolander Vice President of Product Management, Distribution Services / November 2010

The Pegasus View October 2010: Pre-Holiday Shopping Drives Leisure Travel Revenue to Record High Increase of Nearly +15% over 2009; Discerning Online Shoppers Escalate Look-to-book Ratio to a Staggering +60% Over Last Year / November 2010

Pegasus Solutions Licenses RezView NG to HP; Award-winning Next Generation Enterprise Delivery Platform to Enable Development of Solutions Across Hospitality and Airline Industries / November 2010

Drury Hotels Signs Five-year CRS Renewal with Pegasus Solutions; 130 Hotels in 20 U.S. States Set to Migrate to Award-winning Next Generation Enterprise Solution RezView® NG / October 2010

Pegasus Solutions Ranks in Top 50 on 2010 InformationWeek 500 / September 2010

Utell® Hotels & Resorts Expands Presence on priceline.com; More than 2,500 Hotels In Top Destinations Can Now Market Through priceline.com / September 2010

The Pegasus View July 2010 First Anniversary Edition: Recovery Continues as Leisure Travel ADR Shows Positive Growth For First Time Since Start of Economic Downturn; Pent-up Demand Also Leads to Lower Look-to-Books as Consumers Return to Booking / September 2010

Warwick International Hotels Offers Mobile Booking Solution with Pegasus’ NetBooker® NG / August 2010

Utell® Hotels & Resorts GREATRATE™ Mid-Season Sale Offers up to 60% Off at Destinations Worldwide; 2,000 Member Hotels Offer Discounted Rates through August / August 2010

The Pegasus View June 2010: International GDS Bookings Deliver Highest Average Daily Rate Increase for 2010 at +7.5% over 2009; Hoteliers Harness Strategic Pricing to Bolster Revenues from Bookings Growth / July 2010

Utell® Hotels & Resorts Adds Two Scenic Monterey Peninsula Hotels; Monarch Resort and Magic Carpet Lodge Offer Value and Countless Attractions in Sought-after U.S. Destination and Golf Mecca / July 2010

The Pegasus View May 2010: Bookings Growth Translates to Expected Revenue Increases of +30% Through September, Double-digit growth in booking volumes evidenced for both GDS and ADS / June 2010

Pegasus Solutions Presents HFTP ProLinks Webinar on Distribution; Pre-HITEC Session Explores Ways Hotels are Shopped Online / June 2010

Pegasus Solutions Recognized by CIO Magazine as one of 2010 CIO 100 Award Honorees; Global leader represents only hospitality technology provider on prestigious list / June 2010

The Pegasus View April 2010: Global GDS Revenue Rises 34.3% Over 2009; Booking Volume Increase of 27.4% and Growth in ADR of 5.5% Reconfirm Business Travel Recovery / May 2010

The Pegasus View Special Edition: Pegasus Solutions Issues a Special Report on the Impact of the Icelandic Volcano Eruptions on European Hotel Volumes - Out of the Ashes of Eyjafjallajokull Comes Brief Benefit to Hotels As European Net Revenue Explodes as High as 120% over 2009 / May 2010

The Pegasus View March 2010: Future Bookings through GDS are Up Five of Next Six Months, Confidence in Hotel Demand Turns a Corner; GDS and ADS bookings for Q1 2010 outpace comparable periods for 2009, 2008 and 2007 / May 2010

New York’s St Giles Hotel - The Tuscany and St Giles Hotel - The Court Choose Utell® Hotels & Resorts; Two Former Starwood W Hotels in Manhattan Opt for Pegasus Representation / April 2010

Fastest-growing Select Service Brand, La Quinta Inns & Suites, Extends and Expands Relationship with Pegasus Solutions; Three-year contract renewal includes evolution to RezView® NG and global commission processing services / April 2010

The Pegasus View February 2010: Business Travel Recovery Indicated by Hotel Booking Volumes, Net Revenue and Average Daily Rates; North America business travel booking volumes show strong performance while other regions return increases in length of stay and average daily rates / March 2010

Marriott International Adds Two Brands to Pegasus Solutions’ Global Commission Processing; Marriott ExecuStay and Autograph Collection Hotels and Resorts Included in Contract Expansion / March 2010

Proven MarketVision Hotel Competitive Intelligence Platform from Pegasus Solutions Yields Significant Returns for Hotels; Launched a year ago, properties worldwide realize revenue-driven results / March 2010

Utell® Hotels & Resorts Celebrates 80 Years of Innovation; World’s Leading Hotel Representation Service Marks Unprecedented Anniversary with Distinguished Additions to International Portfolio / March 2010

The Pegasus View January 2010: Leisure Travelers Regain Confidence, Boosting Booking Volumes Beyond 2009, 2008 and 2007 Levels / March 2010

The Pegasus View December 2009: Bookings in Both GDS and ADS Exceed 2008 and 2007 Volume; With +15.35% Increase in GDS and +22.49% Jump in ADS Net Bookings Over 2007, Report Highlights Importance of Raising Rates Lowered to Drive Demand in 2009 / January 2010

Pegasus Solutions Announces Successful Debt Restructuring; Strategic Move Positions Company for Additional Growth / January 2010

Pegasus Solutions Aligns and Expands Management Team for Targeted Growth in 2010; Appointments Reinforce CEO’s Corporate Vision and Dedication to Product Innovation / January 2010

InfoWorld Names Pegasus Solutions’ RezView® NG Among Top IT Projects of 2009; Next generation CRS represents only hospitality technology solution on revered list / January 2010

The Pegasus View November 2009: ADS and GDS Channels Experience Positive Year-on-Year Net Revenue Growth for First Time this Year; +13.28% Increase in GDS Net Revenue and +2.09% Jump in ADS Net Revenue Beat 2008 Figures, but Numbers Still Fall Short of 2007 Levels / December 2009

The Pegasus View October 2009: Report Shows Bookings and Net Revenue Figures Climbing Back to 2008 Levels; North America’s Corporate Bookings Jump +3.5% in October 2009 vs. October 2008 and Leisure Bookings Offset Dwindling ADR with +21% Increase for the Same Period / November 2009

HP and Technology Service Provider Pegasus Solutions to Collaborate on Travel Technology / November 2009

Warwick International Hotels Renews Contract with Utell® and Selects Pegasus Solutions’ NetBooker® NG Enhanced Internet booking engine will drive online bookings directly to 27 Warwick Hotels and Resorts worldwide / October 2009

The Pegasus View September 2009 Reports GDS Average Daily Rate Reaches High Point; GDS Reservations Up By +7% in September 2009 Compared to September 2007, While Overall Booking Lead Times Across All Channels Remain Short / October 2009

Pegasus Solutions’ August 2009 The Pegasus View Shows Largest 2009 Single Month Increase in Leisure Bookings / September 2009

Pegasus Solutions and VFM Leonardo Form Strategic Partnership; Pegasus Chooses VFM Leonardo's VScape® Digital Asset Management System to Power All Visual Content for ODD and Content Hub / June 2009

Utell® Hotels & Resorts Signs Up Hundreds of New Members in 2009, Around the Globe, 471 Hotels from
65 Countries Have Selected Utell Since the Beginning of the Year / June 2009

Pegasus Solutions Teams with Rubicon to Launch New MarketVision Competitive Intelligence Reporting: Visit HITEC Booth #1054 or twitter.com/pegexec, Hotel Users Switch to MarketVision to Take Advantage of Pre-eminent Market Intelligence / June 2009
...
. .

To search Hotel Online data base of News and Trends Go to Hotel.OnlineSearch

Home | Welcome | Hospitality News
| Industry Resources

Please contact Hotel.Online with your comments and suggestions.