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Ariane Systems' Allegro V6 Mobile Check-In/Out Wins Prestigious
Star Award From Top Hotel Magazine


Hotel industry's most advanced self-service platform honored as best in class
by readers of Germany’s leading hotel trade publication.


Hamburg, Germany — March 15, 2012Ariane Systems, the world leader in self-service check-in/out technology for the hospitality industry, announces that its revolutionary Allegro V6 mobile check-in/out technology has won a prestigious Star Award from Top Hotel, Germany’s most subscribed hotel industry trade publication. Allegro was honored in the Flexibility category, which was voted on by more than 2,500 Top Hotel readers.

The height of self-service and operational efficiency, Allegro V6 from Paris-based Ariane Systems enables hotel guests to check in and out wherever, whenever and however they wish, skipping the front desk queue entirely if they so choose. Allegro works with a broad range of hotel access systems, streamlining the check-in/out process whether using magnetic-stripe keycards, RFID-encoded keycards or even next-generation mobile key platforms like the crypto-acoustic system offered by OpenWays. The Allegro V6 platform is compatible with most major mobile devices, including iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and tablet computers, and it is optimized for the leading web browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. Whether from personal computer, laptop, web-enabled mobile device or a hotel lobby kiosk, Allegro saves guests time while allowing the hotel to reallocate staff resources where they are needed most.

The options for customization of Allegro V6 are nearly infinite, making it simple to deliver to guests a truly personalized hotel experience while providing hoteliers with nonintrusive upsell opportunities and additional revenue streams.

Additional communication opportunities, particularly the use of push notifications, further promote enhanced revenue for hotels. Mobile push notifications, automated upsell features and pre-check-in messages can be packaged with Allegro's self-service offerings, creating natural avenues for hotels to communicate with guests before, during and after stays. Each communication offers hotels valuable branding and upsell possibilities.

"We are pleased that the readers of Top Hotel have affirmed what more than 2,000 hoteliers already know—that Ariane’s Allegro V6 technology provides a tremendous level of flexibility for hoteliers and guests alike,” says Ariane Systems CEO Laurent Cardot. “The benefit to guests is obvious—the ability to check-in wherever, whenever and however is convenient for them. But Allegro’s flexibility for hoteliers is nothing short of game-changing. Besides the fiscally critical ability to reallocate resources away from the check-in/out transaction, Allegro is fully customizable, effectively facilitating targeted CRM campaigns.”

More and more hoteliers are discovering the considerable ROI of self-service technologies like Allegro V6, which can help stem the pricing power of online travel agencies while enhancing upsell opportunities and reducing staffing requirements. Online and mobile initiatives can be the perk that convinces consumers to leave the OTAs behind and come back to the direct booking channel. Hotels can restrict online and mobile check-in and related amenities to only those guests who book directly, providing a tangible boost to hotels’ finances, as margins are improved due to fewer OTA commissions. By striving for maximum convenience in the check-in/out process, hoteliers are reinforcing their brand image to enhance customer loyalty and to build differentiation.

For more information, please contact Christelle Pigeat at Ariane Systems at +1 (514) 295-5944, email cpigeat@ariane.com or visit www.ariane-systems.com.

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.
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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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