Hilton - Direct Interface to TravelRes
London / Frankfurt am Main, 5th March 2008 – Effective immediately, all hotels of the Hilton Hotels Corporation can be booked via a direct interface to TravelRes’ online hotel reservation service. It is now possible to make reservations at the group’s more than 3,000 hotels worldwide directly and in real time.
A reservation at a hotel of the Hilton family via www.travelres.com can be placed fully electronically and without changing media, directly within the hotel chain’s CRS (Central Reservation System).
By means of so-called “Direct Connect”, rate types and conditions also found on the hotel chain’s own web site are now automatically available for the booking person. When booking with TravelRes, users now find even more available rooms and have access to Hilton’s early-bird discount, current best rates and negotiated corporate rates, for example during fairs. Moreover, TravelRes customers can now book many of these rates without providing a credit card as booking guarantee in case the arrival is before 4 or 6 p.m.
hotel.de with its international brand TravelRes runs a free of charge hotel reservation service for companies and private users on www.hotel.de,
www.hotel.ch. The company offers 210,000 hotels worldwide to be booked online. Since January 2007, hotel.de has also been offering conferences. Therefore, the company had taken over the conference data base, the online booking tool and the customer base of intergerma Marketing GmbH & Co. KG. Compared to other booking channels, hotel.de/TravelRes customers benefit from considerable cost savings (for business customers up to 40%). Additionally, all available rates for every single hotel are always displayed (e.g. promotional rates, corporate or weekend rates), so that the customer can choose the lowest or best-fitting rate. Another major advantage of hotel.de/TravelRes is the fact that booking confirmations are sent right into the hotel’s computer - making a reservation fast, safe and reliable. This is enabled by hotel.de/TravelRes’ unique integration of the hotels' central reservation systems (so-called CRS) under one consistent user surface. Well-known companies, such as Procter & Gamble, SAP AG, Texas Instruments Inc. And Ernst & Young AG already use the hotel.de/TravelRes corporate application.
TravelRes is the international brand of hotel.de AG. This brand was established in 2006 for pushing ahead its expansion into the European countries. In this context the company has also reserved all relevant country domains. For supporting customer and hotel acquisition hotel.de has already set up offices in London, Paris and Barcelona, to be followed by other important countries. The strong customer loyalty and the high ratio of business customers facilitate hotel.de´s entry into the new markets as many foreign-based subsidiaries or parent enterprises of German companies contracted by hotel.de already have been using TravelRes since its activation. Therefore this clientele are the first potential customers. The aim is to establish TravelRes as the leading online hotel reservation service for business customers in the foreign markets mentioned and – step by step – in Europe as a whole.
Hilton Hotels Corporation is the leading global hospitality company, with more than 2,900 hotels and 490,000 rooms in 76 countries and territories, including 100,000 team members worldwide. The company owns, manages or franchises a hotel portfolio of some of the best known and highly regarded brands, including Hilton®, Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations™, Homewood Suites by Hilton® and The Waldorf=Astoria Collection®. The Hilton Family of Hotels adheres to founder Conrad Hilton’s philosophy that, “It has been, and continues to be, our responsibility to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality.” The company put a name to its unique brand of service that has made it the best known and most highly regarded hotel company: be hospitable®. The philosophy is shared by all brands in the Hilton Family of Hotels, and is the inspiration for its overarching message of kindness and generosity. For more information about our company, please visit
www.hiltonworldwide.com, and to learn more about our be hospitable philosophy, please visit www.behospitable.com.
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