Iconic Spanish hotel group: Demand for hotels and personalisation has grown, SiteMinder was a turning point

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SiteMinder - Casas y PalaciosLondon, UK – On the back of a record summer for total spend by international tourists, Spain’s Hoteles Casas y Palacios de España, part of Intergroup Hoteles, has revealed its occupancy and average daily rate have increased by fifteen percent this year. The iconic hotel group says the increases are a result of the greater international demand for hotels in Spain and highly-personalised service, as well as the adoption of SiteMinder’s Channel Manager, the global hotel industry’s leading cloud platform for online room inventory and dynamic rate management.

José Morilla, commercial director of Hoteles Casas y Palacios de España, says, “The demand from overseas, for rooms in Spain, has definitely grown this year. The situations happening in other travel destinations, such as Turkey and parts of Africa, have been a big reason for that demand, but it is also due to the image Spain has grown again as an attractive traditional destination. This has provided great value to all hotels in the country.”

According to Mr Morilla, Hoteles Casas y Palacios de España is particularly attractive to the modern traveller seeking a highly-personalised guest experience.

“Our type of hotel, with its more personalised care and service, exceeds the concept of the ‘boutique hotel’. It is in high demand, as are other establishments looking to move away from the conventionality of many hotels. For our customers, the value we provide can often be one of the reasons for their entire trip.”

Hoteles Casas y Palacios de España today has four four-star and three-star properties, including ‘Las Casas de la Judería’ in Seville and Cordoba, ‘La Casa de la Trinidad’ in Granada, and ‘El Monasterio de San Francisco’ in Cordoba.

Mr Morilla says the integration of SiteMinder’s Channel Manager with the group’s property management system marked a real “turning point” in the way online bookings are managed.

“SiteMinder’s Channel Manager has given us direct access to new distribution channels through which we can now sell our over-300 rooms. And best of all, the updates from our property management system to those channels works two ways – in real-time – so we can optimise and sell our rooms right up to the last minute without any fear of being overbooked.”

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About SiteMinder
As the leading cloud platform for hotels, SiteMinder allows hotels to attract, reach and convert guests across the globe. We serve hotels of all sizes with award-winning solutions for independents and groups alike, wherever they are in the world.

SiteMinder’s products include The Channel Manager, the industry’s leading online distribution platform; TheBookingButton, a wholly-branded booking engine for direct bookings via the web, mobile or social; Canvas, the intelligent website creator for independent hoteliers; Prophet, the real-time market intelligence solution that takes the guesswork out of pricing rooms; and GDS by SiteMinder, a single-point of entry to a six-figure network of travel agents and the world’s major GDSs. With more than 22,000 hotel customers and 400 of the industry’s top connectivity providers as our partners, today we have presence in more than 160 countries on six continents.

For more information, visit www.siteminder.com.

About Hoteles Casas y Palacios de España
Since its inception, Intergroup Hoteles has sought to exploit its unique designs and locations to provide a different hotel experience for the cultural and leisure traveller. Intergroup Hoteles began operations in January 1996 in Seville, Spain, with the objective of providing management, operational, marketing and technical advice to tourism organisations and hotels. Today it has established itself as a group with more than 20 years’ experience and five hotel establishments, including a 4-star and 3-star hotel chain.

For more information, visit www.intergrouphoteles.com and www.casasypalacios.com.

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