British Columbia, Taps Maestro for Integrated
Functionality, Ease of Use
Markham, ON – September 14, 2004 – NORTHWIND, a leading provider of enterprise property management and reservation solutions for hospitality, announced today the Listel Vancouver Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia selected the Maestro Property Management Solution to automate hotel operations. The Listel Vancouver is a full service independent hotel situated on the corner of Robson & Jervis, the center of Vancouver's finest shopping and restaurant district. The Listel Vancouver is committed to showcasing both International art and regional First Nations art throughout its public areas and guestrooms.
Warren Dehan, president of US operations for NORTHWIND, said, “The Listel Vancouver Hotel is one of the city’s most prestigious properties and maintains a distinctive high-profile image. Maestro’s fully-integrated guest history CRM database, Yield Management and logical screen design all played a part in Listel’s decision to install our system.”
“The management team at the Listel Vancouver Hotel took time to evaluate all of the top six or seven PMS vendors thoroughly before we made a decision” said Jim Mockford, the Listel’s general manager. “We used a functionality assessment spreadsheet to systematically compare the benefits from each of the systems side by side. Maestro Property Management delivered more of what we wanted across the board, and it was the easiest system to use of all those we tested.”
Regarded as "A cultural tourist's dream" the Listel Vancouver Hotel boasts a perfect location on the city's most eclectic shopping and dining street and has a reputation for creative partnerships with some of Vancouver’s most significant cultural organizations, including the Buschlen Mowatt Gallery and the Museum of Anthropology. The Listel is also the exclusive hotel sponsor of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival and home of O'Doul's Restaurant & Bar, which was host to the official late night jam sessions of the Jazz Festival.
The Maestro Property Management Suite combines a full-function Front Office system in use by hotels from 3,500 to 25 rooms with a family of robust modules that includes Maestro GDS+ -- an online, real-time reservation engine with integrated Yield Management to maximize ADR for virtually all eReservation channels; Maestro Owner Management – fully integrated ownership accounting functionality for asset performance reporting; Maestro Sales & Catering -- manages group-convention sales and function rooms, whether at one property or a portfolio of hotels; ResEze Web Booking Engine - enables independent and multi-property hotels to take advantage of the growing online revenue opportunity by providing tools for guests to book their own reservations from an operator’s website; Maestro Yield – a revenue manager that makes sophisticated strategies easy for multiple booking channels at one or more properties; Maestro Analytics -- a complete business intelligence software suite that lets end-users interactively analyze critical business information; Maestro CRM – gives managers the information to make the best business decisions for booking new business; Maestro Club/Spa – enables resorts, hotels and clubs to schedule facilities and activities with real-time integration to all other modules. Also available is Maestro CRS - supports a two-way interface to corporate sales offices and Maestro Multi-Property – used by many multi-property operating companies and corporate reservation facilities, the system supports a number of properties on a single server with a single database, or each property can rely on its own server with all files being replicated at the central corporate offices.
NORTHWIND (www.maestropms.com), known in the hospitality industry for its service and state-of-the-art technology, is widely respected for providing hotels, guests, and corporate management companies with flexible software solutions.
Based in Markham, Ontario, Canada, with a network of dealers and offices worldwide, NORTHWIND is a leading supplier of software for hotel owners and operators who need to manage their enterprise in a real time environment for maximum operational control and profitability. Designed to handle any size hotel, resort, meeting/conference center, multi-property and for the enterprise, NORTHWIND's Maestro solution offers the most productive working environment, which includes the following suite of products: PMS, Sales & Catering, Club/Spa Management, Corporate Reservations Office, Multi-Property Management, Condo/Owner Management, Yield Management, POS & Online Table Res, GDS Connectivity and ResEze Internet Reservations. This comprehensive multi-platform (Windows 9X/NT/2000/XP, Unix/Linux, Terminal Server & Web Enabled) suite is recognized as the solution of choice for progressive and demanding organizations. NORTHWIND is a total solution provider that offers leading-edge technologies, and unparalleled training and support.
About the Listel Vancouver
The Listel Vancouver Hotel is not just a place to sleep or eat. It is a sanctuary, a welcoming respite, a place that offers something unique to see, do or learn. It reflects what Alexander Pope called "the genius of the place". Listel Vancouver Hotel is such a place. Committed to art, elegance and comfort this intimate boutique hotels location is perfect. Situated on Robson Street, downtown Vancouver’s most lively street in a city surrounded by magnificent natural beauty and the diverse cultures of the Pacific Rim.
60 Renfrew Drive, Suite #235
Markham, ON L3R 0E1
Phone: (905) 940-1923 ext - 246
Fax: (905) 940-1925
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