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Roomer Announces Partnership With IBC (InnDependent Boutique Collection) Hotels The Online Marketplace For Buying & Selling Hotel Rooms Continues to Expand with Hotels in Cities Nationally

NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Roomer (www.roomertravel.com), the first company to ever provide a solution for nonrefundable hotel rooms, today announced its partnership with IBC (InnDependent Boutique Collection) Hotels, which provides marketing & trademark services to more than 550 hotels totaling over 34,000 rooms and suites throughout the world, in 39 countries.

This Roomer and IBC Hotel collaboration is the latest in a line of strategic partnerships that Roomer is developing with hotel brands around the globe. The value Roomer will provide to IBC Hotels will be a service to fill those nonrefundable room cancelations at all of its properties by helping the hotels find buyers and buyers find deals on hotels. As an empty room also means empty bars and restaurants, this joint venture will ensure IBC Hotels will maintain occupancy rates which in turn increase its incremental revenue at its properties around the world.

"We are excited to have IBC Hotels onboard as one of the early adopters to Roomer's business model," said Richie Karaburun, Managing Director of Roomer. "We are not only providing a safe and effective solution for all parties involved in a hotel room cancelation, but Roomer enables hotels to keep their inventories occupied and to generate additional revenue from these guests, which would have been lost if the room were to remain unused."

"By partnering with a unique brand like Roomer, we have elected to strengthen our hotel business model by offering our independent-minded travelers flexibility, should they have to cancel their trip," said Pamela Barnhill, Founder, President & COO of IBC Hotels. "In addition to increasing our customer's satisfaction, Roomer will also bring new guests to our hotels, filling the gap of lost occupancy from un-used room cancellations."

Further details on this and other partnerships will be announced throughout the year.  For more information, please visit:  www.roomertravel.com or call 1 (646) 571-2170.

ABOUT ROOMER

Roomer (www.roomertravel.com), offers a marketplace for non-refundable hotel reservations: Users post their room, Roomer verifies the reservation, and other travelers can then browse and purchase hotel deals. This socially responsible site for hotel booking allows people to sell their hotel reservations in case of cancellation, giving them the opportunity to reduce cancellation fees and even eliminate them entirely. Buyers also get the opportunity to get major discounts on hotel rooms, as they buy the reservation from others. Roomer offers deals for hotels in all cities nationwide.  For more information, please visit:  www.roomertravel.com or call 1 (646) 571-2170.

ABOUT IBC (INNDEPENDENT BOUTIQUE COLLECTION) HOTELS

IBC (www.ibchotels.com) founded by Pamela JW Barnhill who grew up in the independent hotel business, daughter of an Independent Hotelier/Owner/Manager, Pamela experienced first-hand the sales and marketing trials and lack of cost-effective operations resources for independent hoteliers.  To combat the lack of affordable resources, Pamela founded IBC (InnDependent Boutique Collection) Hotels which is network of independent hotels to address this problem of feeling like operating on an island.  To date, Pamela's experience as President and COO running independent hotels has proven invaluable as she has successfully tested these sales/marketing/operations methods.  IBC Hotels has a no-risk solution for many independent hotel owners — Pay only 10% of the incremental revenue based on reservations IBC sends the hotel and get both added reservations and a strong independent complementary brand. No long-term contracts, no high fees. No Hassle. Also, hotels get a FREE Frequent Traveler Program. IBC was founded by Independent Hoteliers and knows what it means to run a hotel independently and the challenges it bears. "Solutions for Independent Hoteliers by Independent Hoteliers"™. For more information, please visit:  www.ibchotels.com or call 1 (602) 944-1500.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Chloe Gallo
5W Public Relations
212-999-5585
Roomer@5wpr.com 

SOURCE Roomer



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