London, UK – ICG Software (ICG) today announces it has secured its first two-way online distribution partnership with the global hotel industry’s leading cloud platform, SiteMinder.
The partnership – which involves the integration of ICG’s property management system (PMS), FrontHotel, with SiteMinder’s Channel Manager – will provide direct, real-time access to more than 250 distribution channels worldwide for ICG’s hotel customers.
“For our hotel customers who make the smart decision to integrate their FrontHotel PMS with SiteMinder’s Channel Manager, this partnership means an opportunity to increase their revenue and also simplify the management of their online room inventory and dynamic rates. In fact, with the integration, there is little management involved as there is no longer the need for manual entry; the entire flow of online bookings is automated to allow hoteliers to go back to tending to guests, not to technology,” says Toni Fontova, Area Hotel Manager at ICG Software.
“ICG proudly integrates with a number of online distribution providers, but SiteMinder’s platform is the first to provide a complete two-way integration for our customers. And in an age of mobile and instant bookings, the reliability and speed enabled through SiteMinder’s Channel Manager is crucial and unsurpassed.”
Dai Williams, Managing Director – EMEA at SiteMinder, says, “SiteMinder is pleased to partner with ICG, a PMS specialist that understands the needs of the global hotel market. We are particularly excited for our mutual hotel customers who will reap the benefits of a wholly-integrated online distribution solution, to seamlessly attract, reach and convert guests.”
SiteMinder is today’s leader in providing complete two-way integrations for leading PMSs, integrating with a combined total of more than 100 the world over.
Used by both independent hotels and chains, ICG’s FrontHotel PMS is specifically designed for hotels within multi-user, multi-property and multi-language environments.
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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; 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 19,000 hotel customers and 350 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 ICG Software
Set up in Lleida in 1985, ICG Software manufactures and develops information technologies at a high, innovative level, with a particular focus on business management software applications. The company has its headquarters and concessions across five continents, and currently distributes its products in more than 60 countries thanks to the adaptation of its applications to different languages and country fiscal systems.
ICG Software was the first technology company in the world to manufacture and market visual and tactile technology for the hospitality industry. Today it specialises in developing technology for the hospitality, retail and distribution industries.
For more information, visit www.icg.es/gb.