News for the Hospitality Executive
Adding 50 Properties and more than 18,500 Rooms
Omni Joins the Online Conversation -- Providing Travelers with Verifiable Review
Opportunities, and Opening a New Direct Booking Channel via HotelMe
|Washington, D.C., March 26,
2013 -- HotelMe, the first
website that provides completely verified hotel reviews, announced that
Hotels & Resorts has added its more than 50 hotels and 18,500 rooms
authentication at www.hotelme.com.
Omni joins brands such as Hyatt, Hard Rock Hotels, Preferred Hotels and Resorts, Sonesta Hotels, Best Western, La Quinta and Radisson, which have all made a commitment to an open conversation with travelers online via HotelMe.
Through its review authentication process, HotelMe creates a true community among real travelers and hotels -- providing travelers with the opportunity to provide verifiable reviews; and hotels with trusted, unbiased consumer feedback, and a new direct booking channel. More information is available at www.Hotelme.com.
Frederic W. Malek, Managing Partner at HotelMe, said, “We are delighted to welcome Omni Hotels & Resorts to HotelMe.” He concluded, “Where Omni offers ‘genuine, authentic guest experiences’ at its distinctive luxury hotels and resorts, HotelMe makes it possible to authenticate those experiences online. We are delighted with the strategic partnership that brings our two brands together.”
Omni’s luxury properties include distinctive hotels in dynamic business settings, as well as exceptional golf and spa retreats across the country. Known for its award-winning, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, and emphasizes a heightened level of recognition and rewards, through consumer loyalty, and associate empowerment programs.
Tom Santora, Omni’s Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Sales, said, “We are happy to partner with HotelMe, to further the open conversation between Omni and travelers.” He concluded, “Hotelme’s authentication process provides a platform for customers to create unbiased, detailed reviews, and for Omni to benefit from them – creating a true dialogue between our hotels and our customers.”
HotelMe aims to become the most trusted source of user generated online hotel reviews, allowing consumers to make more informed travel planning decisions based on real reviews. HotelMe is also a social community, where like-minded individuals can connect easily based on travel preferences to discover the perfect places to stay, eat, and explore while traveling. HotelMe was launched in late 2012 as a joint venture with USA TODAY, a multi-platform news and information company.
HotelMe is a next generation travel website that was designed and built to become the most comprehensive outlet for verified hotel reviews, offering consumers the opportunity to create real reviews based on real stays, thereby allowing the community of travelers to make more informed travel decisions. For hotels, HotelMe provides a comprehensive platform for receiving guest input via reviews, and opens a new channel for direct booking via a hotel’s own website. More than twenty leading industry brands have partnered with HotelMe, including Best Western, Dolce, Trump, Hard Rock Hotels, Hyatt, La Quinta, Sonesta Hotels, Americinn, Preferred Hotels and Resorts and Radisson, which have all made a commitment to an open conversation with travelers online via HotelMe. More information at www.hotelme.com.
About Omni Hotels & Resorts
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 50 distinctive luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. From exceptional golf and spa retreats to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique wellness options. Known for its award-winning, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, with a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and the company's "Power of One" associate empowerment program. More information at www.omnihotels.com
Michael Frenkel, MFC PR – New York
Omni Hotels & Resorts