SiteMinder Books in to One of World’s Top Tourist Destinations
The largest, privately-owned hotel chain in Paris – Les Hotels de Paris – has signed with global channel manager, SiteMinder, to sell its rooms on the world’s major online booking sites.
Les Hotels de Paris – www.leshotelsdeparis.com – owns 24 boutique hotels in Paris – one of the most visited cities in the world with more than 15 million international tourists a year. Additionally the group also operates one property in St Tropez on the French Riviera and one in Morocco.
SiteMinder’s Head of Sales for Northern Europe, Cassian Silins, said SiteMinder was proud it had been chosen as the online distributor for a major hotel group in Paris.
“In today’s highly competitive accommodation market, hotels cannot afford not to have their rooms available on the world’s leading booking platforms and via SiteMinder’s Channel Manager, Les Hotels de Paris will now ensure the groups inventory can quickly and easily be distributed to key reservation sites,” Mr Silins said.
“SiteMinder’s easy to use and powerful Channel Manager will effectively and efficiently broaden the global online reach for the properties in the Les Hotels de Paris group. Via pooled inventory, all rooms will be distributed all sites, optimising online revenue potential and when rooms are booked anywhere, our Channel Manager will automatically adjust the group’s inventory across all its booking platforms, cutting manual labour and solving the problem of over booking,” he said. SiteMinder’s Channel Manager helps properties such as Les Hotel’s de Paris maximise their online exposure. Their pooled inventory model means all rooms are distributed across all booking sites. As soon as a booking is made on one site the inventory is adjusted across all sites. This helps to optimise online revenue, reduces manual labour and solves the problem of overbooking.
“As Paris is one of the world’s major tourist destinations, visitors have a huge choice in accommodation available to them but we are confident that SiteMinder can draw more of those tourists into the lobbies of Les Hotels de Paris properties.”
Head of Communications at Les Hotels de Paris, Sebastien Didelle, said: “We compared five companies to provide us with a Channel Manager that would underpin our distribution system and our strategic choice was SiteMinder because of its simplicity and effectiveness in managing and selling our inventory on the internet.”