The solution is part of Marriott's strategy to transform the wholesale and leisure segment with technology and shift to dynamic rates and automated reservations, replacing antiquated processes for contracting, accessing inventory and booking hotel rooms. Approved wholesalers can now search real-time hotel net rates and inventory globally to create tailor-made packages for their customers. All hotel bookings are confirmed instantly online.
"Marriott works with more than 3,000 wholesalers and we have been eager to modernize our process for collaborating with the wholesale and leisure segment. MarriottWholesalers.com provides our partners with dynamic access to a broader selection of hotel products at the best prices, and allows them to focus on serving leisure travelers," says Drew Pinto, Senior Vice President, Distribution, Marriott International. "Selecting Sabre as our technology provider brought the speed to market, experience, and capability that we needed to bring this solution to fruition."
The solution provides significant value to smaller wholesalers by removing the need for them to make a technology investment to gain direct, dynamic access to rates and inventory. The solution will make it more efficient than ever to distribute Marriott's inventory to the broader leisure package segment.
Wholesalers can establish or renew access in seven languages at MarriottWholesalers.com and once authenticated, they immediately have access to the booking engine.
The STARnet (www.starwoodnet.com) program supporting wholesaler activation for Starwood hotels will continue to operate in tandem.