Hotel channel manager
Boost your bookings with the world’s #1 channel manager.
The industry’s most powerful channel manager, available with the world’s leading hotel commerce platform. Opening up and optimising your distribution across the widest range of booking channels. At a time when every booking matters.
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Be seen on Booking.com, Expedia, Airbnb and Agoda
Your bookings will surge with connections to over 450 distribution channels, including the GDS.
Say goodbye to double bookings
With instant updates between SiteMinder, your distribution channels and PMS, your available inventory will always be up to date.
Everything in one place
Save time and effort with a single place to manage your distribution, reservations and payments.
Pricing and channel insights
Leverage powerful insights to ensure your rooms are priced competitively and showcased on your best performing channels.
to the next level.
Up to 40% more bookings*
Voted #1 Channel Manager, 2023
Maximise revenue & keep commissions low
The world’s largest network of online booking channels
Move fast, stay in control.
One central platform
Easily update your rates
Integrated payment processing
Adapt and grow, effortlessly.
Advanced insights and pace reporting
Hotel app store
Unparalleled reliability, scale
2-way, reliable connectivity
Yearly, 105m bookings and over USD35b in hotel revenue
99.95% channel manager uptime
PCI DSS and GDPR compliant
Managing Partner, South Beach Group
Miami, United States
Revenue Manager, Budget Inn Sanford Airport
Orlando, United States
General Manager, The Noble Suites
Head of Sales and Revenue, The Central Park Hotel
London, United Kingdom
Hotel Ronda House
Distribution Manager, Rusticae
Director of Commercial Strategy and Revenue Management
Sales Executive, Evidência Belverde hotel
Managing Director, The Attimo Hotel
Innovations & Project Manager, Wombats Hostels
Hotel Manager, La Malmaison
Owner, Hotel Villa Betania
Owner, Hotel Tintoretto
See why channel management is a cornerstone of hotel commerce.
Learn why channel management is crucial for optimising your hotel’s distribution, availability, and pricing.
Frequently asked channel manager questions.
The definition of a channel manager is that it’s an automated online tool that gives you more access to online channels and more control over your bookings. A channel manager allows you to sell all your rooms on all your connected booking sites (e.g. Booking.com, Expedia, the GDS, wholesale, your direct channel), at the same time. It automatically updates your availability in real-time on all sites and your PMS, when a booking is made, or when changes are made to your inventory. This means that a channel manager can dramatically help you drive reservations, increase revenue, save time, and reduce human errors.
When comparing channel managers it’s important to understand what features and functionality are important to your hotel. Are you a large or small business? What challenges are you facing?
When looking at providers, ask questions like:
- Does this channel manager easily connect to the channels I need?
- Does it integrate with other systems I use?
- Does it have the depth and breadth of features I need?
- Does it make the experience user-friendly and provide the reporting I need to maximise revenue?
Importantly, you should consider the user-friendliness of the technology and service. Does it require advanced tech skills? Can you manage your direct and indirect channels from a single place? What support is available if anything goes wrong? A channel manager that meets these criteria will save you hours, minimise drain on your resources and give you the ability to quickly optimise your complete distribution strategy.
SiteMinder is a common channel manager example for large independent hotels as well as groups and chains. It’s the #1 channel manager in the industry according to the HotelTechAwards. For smaller hotels, all-in-one software that includes a channel manager is often the best choice. A common example is Little Hotelier, which is designed specifically for small accommodation providers and is backed by SiteMinder’s world-leading technology.
Pricing of hotel channel managers can vary depending on your specific business and your requirements. In the case of SiteMinder, there are flexible pricing models that let you choose what’s best for you. The platform offers a tonne of useful features, but if a channel manager is your sole concern then you won’t be forced to pay for everything. View your pricing options.
A channel manager easily offsets its cost with the extra bookings that it will generate, the time it saves you each day and additional value-add such as channel performance insights and free-of-charge integrations with your existing software systems.
Yes! You can try a channel manager for free at your hotel. SiteMinder offers a free 14-day trial of its platform so you can see the channel manager feature in action and enjoy all the benefits. If you’re satisfied, you’ll move to a paid subscription. There are no lock-in contracts however – you can cancel anytime. Get started today.
Yes, if you’d prefer to watch a demo before starting your free trial you absolutely can. A demo is a great way to get an idea of what the channel manager feature offers and how it will benefit your hotel. Watch a demo of SiteMinder now.