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Ariane Systems' Mobile Check-In Solution Wins Top Technology Award
At Poland's WorldHotel Convention


Revolutionary hospitality self-service software solution earns Certificate of Recommendation
from Poland’s leading hotel business group



Warsaw, Poland — October 19, 2011Ariane Systems, the global leader in self-service check-in/out technology for the hospitality industry, proudly announces that a product integration based on its Allegro Web-Mobile-Kiosk Check-in/out Solution has received the award for the best technology solution at the fourth WorldHotel International Hotel Facilities Equipment Trade Fair, held this month in Warsaw.

Distributed under the brand name Virtual Reception by VISIONTIME, the exclusive distributor for Ariane Systems in the Poland market, the Allegro-powered solution allows hotel guests to check in and out wherever, whenever and however they choose, skipping the front desk queue entirely. Whether from their personal computer, laptop, web-enabled mobile device or the hotel lobby kiosk, Virtual Reception with Allegro makes the check-in/out process quick and efficient, saving time for the guest while maximizing efficiency for the hotel.

Along with the WorldHotel award, the Virtual Reception product now carries the official Certificate of Recommendation from Izba Gospodarcza Hotelarstwa Polskiego, the Polish hospitality chamber of commerce.

The Allegro solution that powers Virtual Reception was developed by Paris-based Ariane Systems and integrates with most major property management systems. It accommodates multi-folio groups, opaque rates, suppressed rates and no-print rates. It also handles multilevel guest profiles—differentiating between company accounts, travel agent accounts and full accounts—as well as room sharing and direct billing, as needed.

Furthermore, hoteliers using Virtual Reception and other Allegro-powered technologies can benefit from a built-in upsell module that acts as an integrated customer relationship management platform, providing a unique way to introduce upsell opportunities to guests and increase revenue for the hotel. Thanks to a streamlined guest experience that also makes upsell offers relevant to the specific guest, self check-in can boost customer loyalty, develop guest differentiation and increase retention rates for a hotel’s most valuable guests.

“Today’s travelers value efficiency and are desirous of control over the check-in and check-out transactions,” says VISIONTIME Managing Director Robert Karkulowski. “VISIONTIME’s Virtual Reception product, which benefits from the cutting-edge mobile check-in and check-out technology from Ariane Systems, combines an attractive user interface with an upscale look and feel while delivering a simple and efficient experience for guests. And judging by the level of interest in the Virtual Reception product at WorldHotel, we expect self-service technology to become even more common throughout the hotel industry in the coming year.”

For more information about Ariane Systems and the Allegro solution, please contact Christelle Pigeat at +1-514-295-5944, or email cpigeat@ariane.com. For more information about VISIONTIME and the Virtual Reception product, please contact Robert Karkulowski at +48-71716-4736, or email robert.karkulowski@visiontime.pl.
 
About Ariane Systems | Ariane Systems is the world’s leading provider of self check-in / check-out technology solutions for the hospitality industry. Founded in 1998 by Michel Lavandier and Laurent Cardot, Ariane now has more than 2,000 installations running at hotel properties in 20 countries. Numerous hotel chains utilize Ariane’s electronic kiosk solutions to streamline the check-in/out process. These include Accor, B&B Hotels, Choice Hotels, Fasthotel, InterContinental Hotels Group and Starwood Capital’s Louvre Hotels, among others. With corporate headquarters based in Paris, France, Ariane Systems maintains regional offices in the UK, Germany, Spain, Benelux, Scandinavia, the Middle East and North America. For more information, please visit www.ariane.com.
 
About VISIONTIME |  Based in Wroclaw, VISIONTIME focuses on providing solutions for computer networking and related technology systems for hotel chains and independent hotels in the Polish market. It represents such recognizable European hospitality technology brands as German protel hotelsoftware, GmbH (hotel software) and Ariane Systems (hotel kiosks service check-in/check-out), among others. For more information, please visit www.visiontime.pl.
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For more information, contact:
 
Christelle Pigeat
Ariane Systems North America
cpigeat@ariane-systems.com
Tel: +1 (514) 295 5944
 
Media Inquiries, contact:
Andrea Roland
Plan A Public Relations & Marketing, Inc.
andrea@planapr.com
Tel: +1 (407) 905 0608

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