News for the Hospitality Executive
|San Clemente and San Diego, CA, June 18, 2007 - Sunstone
Hotel Properties and Avalon Report today announced they have entered into
a partnership that includes the totality of Sunstone’s portfolio. The agreement
represents action by the prestigious management group to put new tools
in the hands of managers, tools that recognize the evolving nature of the
Web and the changing role hoteliers must now play in it.
“The Avalon Report provides a comprehensive, dashboard-driven, look at our hotels’ presence on the web, with special emphasis on 2.0 sites,” said John Elston, Sunstone Hotels Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “It delivers information other services do not deliver, such as traveler reviews and ratings, page placement and complete copies of website pages for our hotels and their competitive sets in real-time.”
Elston refers to Avalon Report’s web-enabled solution that compiles and organizes a wide-ranging view of the Internet at the click of a mouse.
“As a corporation, we have chosen to invest in this technology for our hotels. We feel it creates a strong competitive advantage for Sunstone Hotel managers and provides greater return for our owners and investors. Unlike others in their markets, our hotels will now be monitoring all facets of a customer’s on-line hotel shopping experience, even on networking review sites like Trip Advisor, in an automated way,” continued Elston, a 25 year hospitality veteran. “We spent lots of time surfing the web to gather and organize information so it could be compared and used. Since the Avalon Report does all that for us now, it enables us to focus more of our effort analyzing fresh data and making productive decisions about rate and positioning.”
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|Also See:||Big Picture Results for Revenue Management / February 2007|
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