By Thomas Lyle on August 27, 2014 at 10:38 AM
We are proud to announce our partnership with SiteMinder. As one of the global hotel industry's leading providers of online distribution technology, SiteMinder partnership is going to bring new strategies to improve and maximize online exposure and revenue for hotels.
In order to maximize their online exposure and increase revenue, the interface with SiteMinder's Channel Manager:
- Provides the companies' joint hotel customers with simplified online room inventory and rate management
- Reduce the time and cost that it takes to update rooms.
With the integration, more than 14,000 hotel properties already connected to SiteMinder's Channel Manager – the world's largest channel manager by number of properties – will be able to send rate and inventory updates to over 140 online travel agencies (OTAs) worldwide while automatically having the bookings from those sites flow directly into their Frontdesk Anywhere property management system (PMS).
SiteMinder's Channel Manager connects the PMS with the world's leading online bookings sites, including Expedia, Booking.com, HRS, Hotelbeds, Orbitz and Agoda. Once connected, Frontdesk Anywhere communicates with SiteMinder's Channel Manager to automatically send and receive rate and inventory updates in real-time.
David Chestler, Executive Vice President – Global Enterprise Sales & Business Development at SiteMinder, stated, "Independent hotels now have the ability to acquire world-class technology to help them outperform their competitors – where, previously, only very large hotels or chains could afford to invest in an integrated property management system, revenue management and global online distribution system. The partnership between Frontdesk Anywhere and SiteMinder supports best-in-class technology for independent hotels worldwide."
"Frontdesk Anywhere is focused on providing easy-to-use, web-based hotel management software to independent hotels and management groups," stated Frontdesk Anywhere co-founder Thomas Lyle.
"The interface with SiteMinder as an OTA distribution partner will allow hotels to manage their inventory from within the Frontdesk Anywhere hotel PMS, pushing their room availability to over 140 travel booking sites. All bookings received will be available in the hotel PMS with no manual intervention required. It's the best of both worlds; visibility and ease of operations. We are delighted to be able to offer this solution to our growing customer base."
SiteMinder is one of the global hotel industry's leading providers of online distribution and direct booking technology. Founded in 2006, SiteMinder offers award-winning, cloud-based distribution products – including the world's largest channel manager, a booking engine, PMS/CRS integration and GDS connection tools – to help hotels increase online revenue, streamline business processes and lower operational costs. Driven by a no-contract, commission-free business model, SiteMinder's robust product suite and exceptional client support has made the business one of the most recognizable in the industry. In addition to its global head office in Sydney, SiteMinder has operations in Bangkok, Cape Town, Dallas and London, and more than 14,000 customers in over 140 countries.
For more information about SiteMinder and its market-leading products, visit www.siteminder.com.