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Brand new The East London Hotel joins HotelREZ

HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts 13 September 2018
Situated just opposite the Victoria & Albert Childhood Museum in Bethnal Green, and only a stone's throw from the restaurants and bars of Shoreditch, The East London Hotel aims to incorporate the best of the area within its walls. The recently opened hotel is the first hospitality venture from leading property investment and development company, Definition Capital, following an impressive PS38 million investment of what was once a wine merchants' headquarters.The hotel smartly combines local charm with stylish comfort and connectivity, offering bespoke, top of the range British-made mattresses, monsoon showers, super-fast Wi-Fi, large flat-screen TVs, USB points and online check-in. A casual restaurant featuring locally sourced, seasonal ingredients is open all day and serves a variety of menu items from breakfast bagels and lunch-time salads, to craft beers and evening cocktails.Daniel Simmons, Chief Commercial Officer at HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts, said:"We are delighted to welcome such a great property to our London portfolio. Bethnal Green and neighbouring Shoreditch have become increasingly popular with tech-savvy creatives, hipsters, and artists; especially after many tech companies and start-ups started to settle along the so-called "Silicon Roundabout". The East London Hotel is the perfect setting for both leisure and business travellers wanting to experience what this area has to offer."On the hotel's doorstep an array of exciting offerings such as the restaurants and bars of Paradise Row, Columbia Road Flower Market, Spitalfields' Market and Victoria Park, await. The business and creative hubs of Liverpool Street and Shoreditch are just a mile away, and the centre of London can be reached in a mere 13 minutes by tube.The East London Hotel opened this Monday, September 10th, and is now available to book under the HO chain code on the Global Distribution System (GDS) (Amadeus HO LONELH / Galileo HO 322799 / Sabre HO E8403/ Worldspan HO STNEL), online via the HotelREZ booking website and via the HotelREZ reservation call centre.
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Belfast's largest hotel, Grand Central Hotel, joins HotelREZ

HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts 29 August 2018
Situated at the heart of Belfast in the Linen quarter, the luxury 300-room Grand Central Hotel is a contemporary reincarnation of the historical Victorian hotel - with the same name - that once stood on Belfast's Royal Avenue from 1893 to 1979. Following an impressive PS53 million investment by one of Northern Ireland's most prolific hotel groups, the new Grand Central is Hastings Hotels' latest venture. With over 30 years in business and seven luxury hotels across the province, Hastings Hotels have been a client of HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts since its inception, being in fact the first ever hotel group signed on the HO chain code.Daniel Simmons, Chief Commercial Officer at HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts, said:"We are delighted to welcome the amazing Hastings Grand Central to the HO chain code. We are long-standing partners of Hastings Hotels providing them with GDS representation for more than a decade. I was fortunate to visit the hotel earlier this year, together with our Director of Sales, and it is a beautiful property with lots of history and impressive facilities. It's already generating a lot of revenue, given not just its location but of course being one of the most iconic new hotels in Belfast and Northern Ireland."Just one month after the opening Hastings Hotels have reported a rise in turnover by 7.8%, in the year ending October 31. Pre-tax profits also increased slightly from PS4.9m to PS5.2m, over the last 12 months.Boasting impressive city views, two meeting rooms and two boardrooms as well as a spectacular reception suite, the new Belfast hotel is particularly suited for corporate travel, much like its neighbour sister-property, the legendary Europa Hotel. Other hotel facilities include a range of dining options one of which is a rooftop lounge, on the 23rd floor, the highest bar in all of Ireland.The Grand Central Hotel is now available to book under the HO chain code on the Global Distribution System (GDS) (Amadeus HO BFSHGC / Galileo HO E8000 / Sabre HO 321975/ Worldspan HO BHDHG), online via the HotelREZ booking website and via the HotelREZ reservation call centre.
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PREMIER SUITES joins HotelREZ in the UK

HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts 2 August 2018
PREMIER SUITES and PREMIER SUITES PLUS offer high quality serviced apartments across major European cities. Both brands are managed by the PREM Group, an international hotel management company established in Dublin since 1996 and operating over 50 properties across 5 countries. In the UK PREMIER SUITES offer city-centre accommodation in 10 locations across Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Bristol, Birmingham and Reading.The new additions from PREM Group follow a number of serviced apartments joining the HotelREZ portfolio in the past few months, in line with the growing industry trend towards finding credible alternatives to sharing-economy services like Airbnb.Offering a reliable alternative to traditional hotel accommodation, PREMIER SUITES cater to both corporate and leisure guests looking for the ultimate home comforts while on holiday. Suites range from spacious studios to one or two-bedroom apartments and come with high-speed Wi-Fi, fully fitted kitchen areas, living room and en-suite bathrooms. PREMIER SUITES PLUS offer additional amenities such as enterprise grade Wi-Fi, Nespresso coffee machines and Elemis toiletries. Guest services include grocery and restaurant delivery, 24-hour dry cleaning, weekly supply of fresh linen and towels, and an express check-out service.The UK properties joining the HotelREZ portfolio are suitable for guests wishing to maintain the independence they enjoy at home and are particularly suited to corporate guests and families. The following properties are now available to book under the HO chain code on the Global Distribution System (GDS), online via the HotelREZ booking website and via the HotelREZ reservation call centre:PREMIER SUITES BirminghamPREMIER SUITES PLUS Bristol Cabot CircusPREMIER SUITES Bristol Red CliffePREMIER SUITES Glasgow Bath StreetPREMIER SUITES Glasgow George SquarePREMIER SUITES LiverpoolPREMIER SUITES ManchesterPREMIER SUITES NewcastlePREMIER SUITES NottinghamPREMIER SUITES Reading
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Serviced apartment sector continues to grow as new properties join HotelREZ

HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts 18 April 2018
HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts has welcomed a number of new serviced apartments to its portfolio recently, including Staying Cool at the Rotunda and Talbot Suites at Stonebridge - part of The Talbot Collection. These join Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity, the first of a new brand that opened in London earlier this month.These new additions coincide with a healthy period of growth for serviced apartments over the past couple of years. In 2017, serviced apartments achieved a remarkable 81.7% occupancy in the United Kingdom, according to ASAP, the Association of Serviced Apartment Providers. This expansion has firmly established serviced apartments as a major competitor to traditional hotels and a viable alternative to Airbnb.Among the appeal of serviced apartments is their capacity for extended stays. With kitchens, sitting areas, and often dining areas all separated from bedrooms, they create a more homely, personal atmosphere than many typical hotels, while retaining services such as 24-hour reception. This could be considered to offer a greater sense of authenticity, allowing guests to tailor their accommodation experience. In this way, serviced apartments can appeal to both the business and leisure segments, including family groups.The latest entries to the HotelREZ portfolio are Staying Cool at the Rotunda in Birmingham, and Talbot Suites at Stonebridge in Wexford, Ireland.Staying Cool at the Rotunda is a striking glass building offering a selection of stylish penthouse and studio apartments, with stunning views across Birmingham. Inside, living rooms, balconies, and kitchenettes filled with modern facilities come as standard, as do large, bright windows and a generous floorplan. Each apartments is styled with original artwork and furniture, and named after one of the famous cars made down the road at nearby Longbridge.Gavin Burns, General Manager of Staying Cool said:Our apartments are increasingly popular with both Transient and Managed Corporate clients and the GDS is an important channel for us in enabling them to book and assisting us to manage the RFP process, giving cost effective Pay on Performance access to the Consortia and TMC programs. As serviced apartments, with a longer average length of stay, the HotelREZ model is particularly cost effective for us.Meanwhile, Talbot Suites at Stonebridge, part of Irish group The Talbot Collection, which joined HotelREZ back in December 2017, features 72 self-catering apartments, ideal for luxury holiday breaks on the Wexford waterfront. There is a mixture of one, two, and three-bedroom apartments, each offering living spaces, balconies or patios, and kitchens.Both Staying Cool at the Rotunda (Amadeus: HO BHXROT | Galileo/Apollo: HO E4619 | Worldspan: HO BHXRT | Sabre: HO 49789) and Talbot Suites Stonebridge (Amadeus: HO WATTSS | Galileo/Apollo: HO E5458 | Worldspan: HO WATTB | Sabre: HO 466946) are available on the Global Distribution System (GDS) under the HO chain code.
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Spanish boutique luxury hotel Villa Soro joins HotelREZ

HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts 28 February 2018
Hotel Villa Soro, an elegant former stately villa in the Basque city of San Sebastian has joined the HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts portfolio. The hotel is now represented on the GDS under the HO chain code.This renovated 19th-century villa hotel strikes a harmony between the warm, familiar atmosphere of a century-old home, and the comfort and service of a modern, luxury hotel. Many of the 25 elegant bedrooms have been retained from its history as a luxury villa owned by the wealthy Gaytan de Ayala family.The hotel offers modern amenities like televisions, air conditioning, and free wireless internet, alongside cosy furnishings and a boutique atmosphere. Villa Soro also offers free bicycle rental and ample free indoor parking, as well as its own gym.Ander Elortegi, General Manager of Villa Soro, said:"We were seeking a full-service GDS representation company. Having tried a variety of options, we felt that only HotelREZ could offer us the combination of connectivity, marketing services, and overall value. We recognise the importance of a diverse distribution strategy; the GDS is an important chancel for us, particularly in attracting corporate clients."Villa Soro is now available to book under the HO chain code on the Global Distribution System (GDS) (Amadeus: HO EASVIL | Galileo/Apollo: HO E4633 | Worldspan: HO EASVS | Sabre: HO 296476), online via the HotelREZ booking website - www.hotelrez.co.uk - and via the HotelREZ reservation call centre.
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Irish group The Talbot Collection chooses HotelREZ representation

HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts 13 December 2017
Ireland-based The Talbot Collection is the latest hotel group to join HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts (HotelREZ) for GDS representation. The five 4-star properties are now represented under the HO chain code on the GDS and will benefit from HotelREZ's unique global sales programme.The collection offers a range of elegant modern properties, with locations in Dublin, Carlow, Wexford, and Cork, making them ideal for business travellers and leisure visitors to Ireland's Ancient East.The properties have recently undergone significant refurbishment; each one now boasts a four-star rating, and a slew of new facilities, including high-tech meeting rooms and conference facilities. Particular developments include The Ellis Collection suites at the Oriel House Hotel, and the Oyster Lane Restaurant at Talbot Hotel Wexford, which has reopened after a EUR400,000 renovation. In addition, the hotels' gyms have been rebranded as Talbot Fitness, each equipped with excellent facilities for both hotel guests and locals.Catt McLeod, Director of Strategic Partnerships at HotelREZ, said:We are delighted to have been chosen to represent The Talbot Collection as the group continues to grow and invest in their portfolio. The Collection is truly ideal for both leisure and corporate guests, and HotelREZ is committed to helping the hotels achieve their potential. By working with our trade partners in a way that is supportive to all our members, we are able to offer hotels a diverse and effective distribution strategy, which is vital for success in today's competitive landscape.Philip Gavin, Managing Director at The Talbot Hotel Group added:As The Talbot Collection has grown, we have raised each hotel to a four-star standard, adding well-equipped meeting rooms and gym facilities. We continue to have ambitious plans for our hotels; we are continually investing and improving, and providing the very best service possible. HotelREZ matches this ambition.Debbie Mangan, Group Revenue Manager at The Talbot Hotel Group continued:We wanted to move all our hotels to one supplier, and in HotelREZ we have chosen a partner that not only provides the distribution technology we need, and the ability to interface with our chosen Channel Manager, Availpro, but also maximises our sales and marketing. We have been particularly impressed with HotelREZ's implementation team, whose attention to detail ensured a smooth switch process from our multiple previous suppliers.The five The Talbot Collection properties are now available to book under the HO chain code on the Global Distribution System (GDS), online via the HotelREZ booking website and via the HotelREZ reservation call centre.
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K+K Hotels selects HotelREZ for GDS representation

HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts 6 December 2017
K+K Hotels has selected HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts to represent them on the Global Distribution System (GDS), with 10 new European city centre hotels set to join the HotelREZ portfolio.Leading European brand K+K Hotels has joined the HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts portfolio, adding over 2,000 beds in several major European cities under the HO chain code. K+K Hotels, part of Highgate hospitality management company, are designed to evoke the local architecture, incorporating the style and design of the buildings they are housed in, and the wider city around them. Hotel facilities cater to both business and leisure guests, with most hotels offering health and fitness centres, on-site restaurants serving fine cuisine and business and meeting spaces.The K+K Hotels collection includes:K+K Hotel George in LondonK+K Hotel Cayre in ParisK+K Hotel Palais Vienna and K+K Hotel Maria Theresia in ViennaK+K Hotel Central and K+K Hotel Fenix in PragueK+K Hotel Elisabeta in BucharestK+K Hotel Opera in BudapestK+K Hotel Am Harras in MunichK+K Hotel Picasso in BarcelonaThomas Borsbach, VP Operations at Highgate (K+K Hotels) said: "We want our hotels to offer some of the finest accommodation in Europe, and this commitment extends to our hotel representation. We wanted to ensure we were getting the very best in the market, and HotelREZ fit the bill: we were not only attracted by their high level of customer service and professionalism, but also their industry-leading technology solutions and the value added services they offer." Catt McLeod, Director of Strategic Partnerships at HotelREZ, added: "We are proud to welcome K+K Hotels to our portfolio and are looking forward to supporting them with our high standard of representation. Hotels are increasingly looking for a representation provider that can offer more than just a technology solution and our tailored global distribution and demand sales offering is exactly the sort of reliable and effective service that meets this need. With the addition of the K+K portfolio we are opening new markets for HotelREZ in Bucharest, Budapest, Munich and Vienna which expands our global offering for our corporate and agency partners, who are seeking a range of authentic and independent properties around the world." All K+K Hotels are now available to book on the GDS via HotelREZ's HO chain code, online via its booking website and via the HotelREZ call centre.
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The Student Hotel adds five new properties to HotelREZ

HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts 1 November 2017
The Student Hotel has added five new properties to the HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts portfolio. The Dutch chain already has two hotels, one in Eindhoven and another in Amsterdam, represented under the HO chain code. This represents a significant growth of HotelREZ's Dutch portfolio, accumulating an additional 2,235 rooms in key locations such as Amsterdam West, Groningen, Maastricht, The Hague and Rotterdam. The Student Hotel seeks out dormant buildings and rejuvenates them to bring positive economic and social benefits to their neighbourhoods. Every property encourages not just guests, but the community at large, including people who live and work in the hotel and the local area to use their social spaces and facilities.The properties connect students, entrepreneurs, and leisure and business travellers in communal areas that boast designer living and dining spaces, as well as sizable leisure facilities. The goal is to forge an environment that fosters and inspires collaboration and sharing. These five new properties continue the tradition set by the Amsterdam City and Eindhoven hotels, each offering award-winning design, modern accommodation and amenities, large social spaces and leisure facilities - including a gym - and a lively bar and restaurant setting. The restaurants serve healthy, internationally inspired food, and encourage locals and visitors alike to sit down and socialise. Each hotel has a characteristic energy and ambience, underlined by its stylish, colourful design. The Student Hotel Amsterdam West, Groningen, Maastricht, The Hague and Rotterdam are now available to book under the HO chain code on the Global Distribution System (GDS), online via the HotelREZ booking website or by calling the HotelREZ reservation call centre. Should you require any further information, including quotes, please do not hesitate to contact me on +44 (0) 20 3699 9936 (UK) extension 6540 or email me on ana.machado@hotelrez.com.
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HotelREZ is now one of the fastest growing representation companies in the world

HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts 24 October 2017
HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts (HotelREZ) has been recognised as the 7th biggest hotel consortia by US magazine HOTELS, on their list of the world's top 25 hotel consortia.HotelREZ now represents 62,634 rooms in 950 properties as of December 2016, compared to 33,181 rooms and 601 properties in 2015. This has lifted the company above several high-profile competitors when it comes to the representation of independent hotels.Mark Lewis, Founder and CEO of HotelREZ has credited the hard work and innovative growth of his team for this accomplishment. He said:"Over the past thirteen years, we have tried to build a company with a strong focus on delivering results that surpass the expectations of each and every hotel member. The growth in our hotel portfolio reflects the need of independent hotel owners and managers for a representation partner that delivers more than just a technology platform. Our sales and marketing representation, coupled with the best channel management and distribution technology solutions available in the market, enable us to give our independent hotel members a competitive edge.""As we take on more hotels, we continue to build on what we are best known for: an exceptional support culture, an entrepreneurial approach to revenue management and a strong network of preferred partners and demand generation. Last year we delivered more corporate and consortia RFPs to our hotel customers than ever before, grew our network of preferred partners and increased our marketing activities at a chain, rate and hotel level."Lewis continued:"We have even bigger ambitions for the future. We aim to continue growing by way of our reputation and our commitment to excellence in everything we do. Since this report was compiled, HotelREZ has partnered with hundreds of independent hotels in Asia and has had significant wins in the Americas, in addition to signing several major clients in Europe and the United Kingdom. One of those clients is Dorint Hotels, a German brand that required a private-label provider, but chose HotelREZ because of the value-added services we are able to provide, beyond those of a mere technology partner."
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Coast & Country Hotels Joins HotelREZ

HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts 4 July 2017
Coast & Country Hotels, part of the Shearings Leisure Group, has extended its hotel distribution to the Global Distribution Systems (GDS) for the first time ever, joining HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts' HO chain code.Historically popular as coach tour destinations for Shearings Holidays, Coast & Country Hotels now also provide the perfect backdrop to elegant weddings, productive business meetings, and pleasant holiday getaways.The Coast & Country brand includes a portfolio of 15 hotels in some of the UK's most prominent countryside and coastal locations. All hotels will be represented on the GDS, under HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts' very own HO chain code.Chris Hannon, Managing Director, at Coast & Country Hotels said:As this is the first time that the Coast & Country Hotels brand will be represented on the GDS, we wanted to ensure that our representation is in the right hands. Apart from GDS connectivity, HotelREZ will also provide us with sales and marketing consultancy services including distribution to a range of preferred TMC and consortia partners worldwide.Catt McLeod, Director of Strategic Partnerships, HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts added:We are very pleased to welcome the Coast & Country hotels to the HotelREZ portfolio, and look forward to supporting their sales strategy through our Global Distribution and Demand Sales offering. HotelREZ is able to provide a tailored solution for hotels and chains that are looking for that little extra, but also want the security of the Sabre technological backbone. We think our offering is perfect for hoteliers who are looking for more than technology and require a best in breed approach to distribution.Coast & Country Hotels is a charming collection of iconic local landmarks steeped in rich history, with superb positions in some of Britain's most popular destinations. Among them is a restored mansion house, a Duchess's villa, an old Scottish hydrotherapy spa (hydro) and a nineteenth-century farmhouse, each with its own story to tell.All the hotels offer restaurants, bars, lounge areas with complimentary Wi-Fi, and at select hotels, excellent fitness and leisure facilities. A number of Coast & Country hotels also offer outstanding facilities for wedding receptions and business meetings.
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German Dorint Hotels & Resorts chooses HotelREZ as GDS distribution partner

HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts 6 March 2017
HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts (HotelREZ), one of the world's fastest growing hotel representation companies has been selected by German Dorint Hotels & Resorts (Dorint) as its new distribution partner. Dorint was a customer of Trust International which was acquired by Sabre last year.With an impressive portfolio of 39 properties spread across Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland, the Dorint brand is well known for its quality business hotels and leisure resorts in Europe. HotelREZ, a Global Partner of Sabre, deploys it technology to a portfolio of nearly 1,000 hotels in over 30 countries, and is now adding Dorint's 38 properties on the DO chain code to shit alongside its own HO chain code, through its private label GDS management offering.Karl-Heinz Pawizki, COO of Dorint Hotels & Resorts, explained the decision:'We were presented with an opportunity to reposition our hotel distribution, and we wanted to ensure we were getting the best in the market. HotelREZ proved to be the top choice, as it is capable of providing us with teh veyr best technology in the market, via Sabre, and is able to improve upon this through its innovative global demand, amrketing, bespoke account management and revenue solutions.'Mark Lewis, founder and CEO of HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts, added:'We are extremely pleased to win Dorint Hotels & Resorts as a new customer, and look forward to developing their global distribution strategy through our Private LAbel GDS offering. I believe that, in order to remain competitive, hotels and chains now more than ever require bespoke distribution services, capable of providing them with not just great technology, but also value added services such as real key relationship management, targeted demand generation, flexible payment structures and exceptional support services.'HotelREZ is able to provide a tailored solution for hotels and chains that are looking for that little extra, but also want the security of the Sabe technological backbone. We think our offering is perfect for hoteliers who are looking for more than technology and require a best of breed approach to distribution.'In addition to distribution services, HotelREZ will provide Dorint Hotels & Resorts with access to its own global network of preferred partnership agreements with corpoate and consortia bookers, as well as sales and marketing services.
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New Hotel Brand Point A joins HotelREZ

HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts 21 February 2017
Point A Hotels, a new UK brand recently launched by Queensway Group, will be represented by HotelREZ Hotels & Resorts (HotelREZ) on the GDS, via a 2-way interface with Guestline.Point A Hotels will consist of seven properties- set to open in March - located in Central London and Glasgow. Their aim is to offer a range of stripped-back budget hotels under the brand's promise 'everything you need to set you up for what you've come to do,' thereby ensuring that guests receive comfortable and affordable accommodation that doesn't distract from their main motive for staying.Naushad Jivraj, Queensway Group CEO, explains the concept:Point A Hotels has been built on the insight that savvy travellers are focused on what they've come to the city for, rather than the hotel they're staying at. We've seen an emerging trend in the hotel industry, with 64% of guests in the UK choosing budget accommodation as their preferred choice of hotel.The first two hotels will open in London Shoreditch and Glasgow next month and are already bookable on the GDS under the HO chain code. The former is a brand new property offering 181 modern guestrooms, while the latter is an exciting 121-room city-centre hotel that has been substantially remodelled. The remaining five hotels - currently trading as part of the Tune Hotels portfolio - will be rebranded as Point A Hotels by the end of March 2017. Room rates are expected to range from as little as PS39 per night in Glasgow and PS69 in London.Jivraj continues:We estimate a fair share of our business to come from the GDS, which is why our choice of distribution partner was so important. HotelREZ's expertise in the GDS market and their excellent service standards will without a doubt help us to become a well-loved affordable hotel brand with quality and reliability at our core.All the Point A Hotels will be available to book under the HotelREZ HO chain code on the Global Distribution Systems (GDS) or by calling the HotelREZ reservation call centre.

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