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IBC announces new integration partnership with SiteMinder

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Dallas, USA – IBC, the leading independent and boutique hotel provider, is pleased to announce it now offers independent hoteliers more than 60 connections to some of the hospitality industry’s most trusted technology providers, including its latest integration partner, the hotel industry’s leading cloud-based online distribution platform, SiteMinder.

Says IBC’s Pamela Barnhill, president & COO, “IBC is proud to have developed a platform that provides great benefits to today’s independent hotel, such as full guest information, access to the InnDependent InnCentives loyalty program, bulk purchasing power for operating supplies, and live rates and availability which ultimately mean simplicity for the hotelier and speed for the guest. SiteMinder, through its offering of the industry’s largest channel management platform, gives our independent hotel clients access to over 400 connections to the world’s top PMSs, CRSs and RMSs, and allows them to experience both expansive distribution with the benefits of strong connectivity.”

“SiteMinder is pleased to work with IBC in making online distribution easier and more accessible to independent hotels. Our collaboration will enable IBC’s independent hotels to better compete with global chains and brands in a more effective and integrated way – and, importantly, at a fraction of the cost,” says David Chestler, EVP Global Enterprise Sales & Business Development.

“It is time for smaller independent hotels to think more strategically about how they spend their marketing and sales budgets and where they can better manage both time and costs. The long tail of distribution is just one area to improve margins, occupancy and ADR. Independent hoteliers need to enhance and diversify their distribution strategy, and our connection with IBC empowers them to do just that.”

IBC will host hoteliers with free registration and food and beverage at the 2nd annual InnDependent Lodging Executive Summit at HI Connect in Nashville at Opryland March 17-19, 2016. Many hoteliers also qualify for hosted airfare and hotel. Register now at www.inndependentlodgingconference.com.

 

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Media contact
Maria Franco
+61 2 8031 1287
media@siteminder.com

Pamela Barnhill
(602) 944 1500
pbarnhill@ibchotels.com

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; 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 20,000 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 IBC Hotels
IBC Hotels is one of the largest independent hotel companies, with more than 6,300 members representing 170 countries and over 2,000,000 rooms and suites. IBC is dedicated to providing guests with a unique, non-cookie cutter hotel experience in addition to providing value-added amenities and resort locations to its guests. Guests love the InnDependent InnCentives travel rewards program that provides a free stay at any worldwide IBC Hotel of their choice after booking 12 nights on IBC. InnDependent InnCentives has no blackouts and is easy. IBC does all the work for you. Stay Independent, Get Rewarded.

For more information, visit www.ibchotels.com.

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