London, UK – The edyn Group, one of Europe’s pioneering providers of lifestyle aparthotels and serviced apartments under the Locke and SACO brands, has partnered with SiteMinder, the world’s largest open hotel commerce platform, to help fuel its pan-European growth plans. A leader in extended-stay and transient living for more than 20 years, edyn is capitalising on the grown number of travellers seeking flexible living spaces.
edyn is now using SiteMinder’s platform to reach travellers in more European markets, through more than 400 distribution channels that include OTAs and vacation rental booking sites. In addition, the hospitality group has made its own extended-stay platform available as a distribution channel to other serviced apartment providers that use SiteMinder.
The partnership follows the opening of Kingsland Locke in Dalston this month. Locke, edyn’s lifestyle brand, provides a strong growth opportunity for the hospitality group and is the latest example of its evolution. Proving particularly popular with travellers in the mid to long-stay market, Locke now has seven UK properties, with further openings planned in Dublin, Berlin, Lisbon, Munich and Copenhagen.
Speaking on the benefits of the partnership, Darryl Walker, Director of Distribution and Supply at edyn, says, “Having worked with SiteMinder extensively in the past, it’s the reliability of their technology and the choice they provide that is so appealing. With the option of more than 400 distribution channels to distribute our inventory through, SiteMinder will be central to powering the growth of all edyn brands in coming years, and will ensure that we are more accessible to all travellers. This is crucial as our offering develops and expands.”
SiteMinder’s global vice president of enterprise, Karla Brooklyn, says, “It’s a privilege to be aligning with a visionary hospitality group such as edyn, which has always challenged traditional category conventions and been committed to creating urban sanctuaries for the modern traveller. Across Europe, as travel recommences, the hybrid home-meets-hotel concept offered by edyn’s Locke and SACO brands will be particularly relevant and we look forward to helping them connect with a wide range of new guests, and expand into new markets to meet traveller demand for more spacious, self-contained accommodation.”
Adds SiteMinder’s senior director of global ecosystem, James Bishop: “We’re constantly on the lookout for partners that will drive further value for our hotel customers. edyn, through its extended-stay platform, is an exciting and hugely relevant one that offers a great advantage to serviced apartment providers around the world.”
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In an age of rising choice and accessibility for curious travellers, SiteMinder exists to liberate hoteliers with technology that makes a world of difference. SiteMinder is the world’s largest open hotel commerce platform, ranked among technology pioneers for its smart and simple solutions that put hotels everywhere their guests are, at every stage of their journey. It’s this central role that has earned SiteMinder the trust of more than 35,000 hotels, across 160 countries, to generate in excess of 100 million reservations worth over US$35 billion in revenue for hotels each year.
edyn has been an industry pioneer in extended stay living for over 20 years. The group has built an extensive range of serviced apartments and aparthotels across our four brands including Locke, SACO, Wittenberg, and The Moorgate, alongside a wider partner network, developing a global supply chain of over 80,000 apartments in 260 key locations. edyn is founded on a philosophy that travel should be a rich journey of discovery, rewarding curiosity with knowledge and inspiration whether travelling for business or leisure.