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The Galt House Hotel also implemented Cendyn’s eBooker online reservation engine, which is linked to the EZYield.com management and revenue optimization system to maximize rates and inventory across all reservation channels.
Online shoppers find the property quickly; book rooms and meeting space
“Cendyn’s multi-channel marketing efforts are driving more group meeting planners, leisure guests, and business travelers to our website than ever before,” said Rita Stephenson-Reedy, corporate marketing director. “Cendyn is excellent at search engine optimization, paid and display advertising, and integrating and automating all online processes so we can view our most important information in a single reporting environment. Our sales and marketing efforts are more efficient now. We have increased our revenues while lowering costs.”
Operated by The Al J. Schneider Company, The Galt House is a 1,290-room group convention property with more than 124,000 feet of meeting space. Throughout 2009, the property focused on improving its online visibility and website design to attract more guests. The hotel already draws more than 400,000 guests annually and is the region’s largest, most sophisticated group convention facility with a grand ballroom, junior ballroom, exhibit hall, and over 50 meeting rooms.
Cendyn improves online visibility 184 percent in two months
Charles Deyo, president of Cendyn, said, “Our proven marketing strategies increased the Galt House’s overall online visibility by 184 percent in only two months.” He noted that eBooker with EZYield.com integration is an effective conversion tool that provides distribution of optimized rates to all channels. Reservations are instantly delivered directly into the hotel PMS. “This centralized approach is a more efficient business model, particularly for a busy hotel like the Galt House,” Deyo said.
“I believe our new site’s intuitive navigation, clear messaging and search engine optimization have all contributed to the increased number of targeted travel buyers, which means higher occupancy,” said Stephenson-Reedy. “We are selling more rooms and we are just getting started.”
Cendyn provides more than 9,000 properties with online marketing and revenue generating tools and services that enable operators to capture more business. “The Galt House Hotel is a good example of how Cendyn enables hotels to thrive by supplying online tools and strategies that increase visibility and drive higher occupancy,” Deyo said.
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solutions are used by more than 9,000 hotel and travel destinations
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Galt House Hotel, The Heart of Louisville, is a 1,290 room hotel and one of the largest hotels in the Southeast, with 600 executive suites, 690 guest rooms, more than 50 meeting rooms and 124,000 square-feet of convention space. The hotel features a rooftop fitness center, Club 360°, with sweeping views of the skyline and waterfront, and the Conservatory, a three-story ‘Crystal Jewel’ that connects the hotel’s two towers. In all, the Galt House features seven restaurants and lounges including RIVUE, a revolving restaurant and lounge located 25 stories atop the hotel’s 25th floor and serving amazing, contemporary cuisine. For reservations, call 1-800-THE-GALT (843-4258), or visit www.GaltHouse.com.
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