THE HAGUE, NL, TULSA, OK, AND HOUSTON, TX, January 24, 2019—SHR, Sceptre Hospitality Resources, a pioneer of advanced hotel distribution technologies and developer of Windsurfer® CRS, has unveiled two new best-in-class integrations; the Portfolio HMS by Megasys Hospitality Solutions, and SmartHOTEL’s PMS connectivity hub.
Primarily serving the U.S. market, Portfolio HMS is feature-rich, with options such as Reservation Sync from CRS to PMS, Inventory, Rate Code Create, Rate Value Sync, Restrictions, and Group Blocks. Based out of Tulsa, Oklahoma, the company serves a wide range of hoteliers, from independent hotels to conference and retreat centers, to state park resorts and campgrounds.
“At SHR, we are all about providing not just more, but meaningful integrations for our clients,” said Drew Rosser, Vice President of Sales for SHR. “With Megasys, they will be getting a truly robust PMS that brings their guests a better experience, and their markets a more streamlined process, saving SHR clients time and money.”
“For over 30 years, Megasys has held a firm belief in bringing our unique clients—in many diverse market segments—the most reliable hospitality tools. SHR provides our clients with the additional tools they need to grow their operations,” said Mark Jewart, CEO and President of Megasys Hospitality Solutions. “In addition, their belief that SHR clients are not a number aligns with our business philosophy, which makes this relationship a perfect fit for us.”
Based in the Netherlands, SmartHOTEL brings the concept of channel management to the world of the PMS, offering a highly-flexible management system. This flexibility will allow SHR to reach and support those hotels that are using more niche or region-specific PMSs. PMS vendors such as Suite8, MEWS, and Hoist, among others, will now be supported.
“We are really excited about SmartHOTEL because it will help us better-serve our customers in Europe who may be using PMSs that are not connected directly to Windsurfer,” said Zsuzsanna Albrecht, Regional Vice President of Sales for SHR-Europe. “So, the benefit to us and to those clients is being able to expand our reach and support them more quickly.”
Quinten Gazendam, Chief Strategy Officer for SmartHOTEL, shares that excitement. “We are happy to be the PMS connectivity hub for SHR via the SmartHOTEL platform. The SmartHOTEL Channel Manager is used in over 50 countries, so we know the necessity of quality integrations with different PMS systems,” he said. “Being a global distribution provider has taught us how to seamlessly integrate different systems with our Channel Manager. The partnership with SHR is a big step for us toward creating a connectivity hub that’s able to connect any software or distribution partner with hotels worldwide.”
Both Megasys and SmartHOTEL product integrations are currently live and available to all SHR clients.