News for the Hospitality Executive
Fla. — July 22, 2010 — A recent
software malfunction took down the popular desktop email client used by
sales staff at Miracle Springs Resort & Spa, threatening to trip up
large convention bookings that were close to being finalized. Months’
negotiations correspondence—not to mention vital contact
inaccessible for a week while technicians worked to get the email
On a day-to-day basis, the Cloud helps the Miracle Springs sales staff speed the negotiating process, as well. Whether salespeople are on property, at home or traveling, they all have real-time access to group sales data and the calendar of booked events through Libra OnDemand, ensuring that rate is maximized and that meeting spaces are not accidentally double-booked. “And as an added perk, I can spend more time with my family away from the office, since I can access all the relevant information and respond to prospective clients quickly from my home computer,” Vrabel says. “It’s nice for work-life balance without having to sacrifice business efficiency.”
Miracle Springs has been using Libra OnDemand for less than a year, and Vrabel’s sales team has barely scratched the surface of the technology’s exhaustive Group Sales & Event Management system. The desktop email crisis sold team members on the value of the Cloud, and they are eager to implement the system’s many other functionalities, like automated group reservations delivery to the property management system.
For its part, Libra OnDemand and its technology consultants are eager to show the staff at Miracle Springs all that the Cloud can do for them. "Libra OnDemand is an extraordinarily intuitive program to learn, but sometimes hoteliers don’t even realize just how much it can do," says Libra OnDemand CEO Gregg Hopkins. "That’s why we provide online training seminars to complement our team of enthusiastic customer success associates. We look forward to helping our friends at Miracle Springs take group sales to another level.”
Built on the Force.com platform, Libra OnDemand helps hotels manage group sales and events all the way from the initial customer inquiry through to event scheduling, ordering of function items and printing of banquet event orders. Guestroom and group block management tools provide powerful capabilities for managing group sales on both the enterprise and property levels. An interactive functions map provides a visual overview of meeting room availability and the scheduling of events, and function items can be configured to suit a hotel's particular pricing policy.
For more information, please contact Gregg Hopkins at email@example.com or visit www.libraondemand.com.
About Miracle Springs Resort and Spa
Three-diamond rated by AAA, Miracle Springs Resort and Spa is only minutes from Palm Springs Airport and downtown Palm Springs, California. Totally refurbished in 2008, Miracle Springs' 110 large, luxurious rooms are more beautiful than ever. The resort offers 10,000 sq. ft. of gorgeous meeting space. Miracle Springs features eight glistening pools containing natural hot mineral water drawn from a well on hotel property.
About Libra OnDemand
Libra OnDemand leverages the power of the world’s most popular on-demand platform (Force.com) to provide a comprehensive suite of hospitality specific applications: Customer Relationship Management, Loyalty Management, Group Sales & Event Management, Analytics, Email Marketing, as well as an online consumer-facing application, Customer Portal. Libra OnDemand is a Web-based application designed to drive sales and increase revenues for the world’s premier hotel organizations. Requiring zero infrastructure or upfront capital investment, Libra OnDemand is simple to use, easy to customize and quick to implement. For more information on Libra OnDemand, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.libraondemand.com.
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