Luxury Hotel Booking Site Joins SiteMinder
Online Hotel Reservation Software – Hotel Booking Sites
Top-end hotels that use SiteMinder technology to link them to online hotel booking sites around the world now have a new avenue to spruik their plush rooms, with the exclusive Splendia online booking service now connecting to SiteMinder.
An international booking site that specialises in original and luxury accommodation and only lists properties ranked highly by its users, Splendia will offer SiteMinder’s hotel customers in Australasia and the UK exposure to a lucrative new distribution channel focused on the inbound market.
SiteMinder’s Australia-based founder and managing director, Mike Ford, said the addition of Splendia to its expanding list of major international booking sites would generate more high-yield bookings for SiteMinder’s customers.
“Our aim in this challenging economic market is clear – more big dollar bookings for our hotel customers – and the way to achieve that is to put their rooms in front of more high-spending consumers globally, which is what this new connection with the top-shelf Splendia website will do,” said Mr Ford.
“Through SiteMinder, hotels everywhere can now expose their wares to dozens of international booking sites like Splendia as well as Expedia, Wotif, Booking.com and Agoda and many others. What we do is help accommodation providers manage their availability and pricing across a multitude of online booking sites from a single, easy-to-use web page. SiteMinder also automatically captures bookings and drops them back directly into hotels’ reservation systems. This seamless, two-way integration slashes man hours and red tape and eliminates the need to manually re-key booking site reservation emails and faxes so it’s a great cost and time saver. And we don’t charge commission or lock clients into contracts which are other cost savers for hotels.”
Splendia’s global hotel business director, Kevin Mauffrey, said: “Our new partnership with SiteMinder will help deluxe and character-filled hotels reach our discerning customers seeking special, quality accommodation around the world. The new connection will also add many more properties to the 5000 our customers can already choose from. It’s a win-win for all parties.”