Worldhotels live on Room Key(SM) First European-based independent hotel partner is live with 500 hotels and receives first booking

FRANKFURT, Germany, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- After announcing its partnership with Room Key in March of this year, Worldhotels is now live on the online hotel search engine with almost 500 of its independent hotels worldwide. With Worldhotels, Room Key is gaining over 100,000 rooms in key destinations all around the world, especially strengthening the portfolio in Asia Pacific and Europe.

Since going live on Roomkey.com, Worldhotels is already reporting an increase of traffic to their booking engine. The first hotel booked via Room Key was The Weinmeister in Berlin.

Worldhotels' sister company Trust International, one of the world's leading centralized reservation system (CRS) providers, announced that their partnership was executed and the interface between the Trust CRS yourVoyager and the Roomkey.com site went live last week with Worldhotels being the first of Trust International's hotels to be listed on Roomkey.com.

"We are thrilled to be the first European-based independent hotel group to be bookable via Room Key," said Robert Hornman, Managing Director of Worldhotels. "Thanks to our partner Trust, our almost 500 hotels will be able to provide last-room availability and information via the Trust CRS. We have consistently grown direct bookings and with Room Key we can now offer our hotels another way to reach guests directly via worldhotels.com."

Room Key was launched in January by founding hotel partners Choice Hotels International, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott International, Inc. and Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, or their respective affiliates. Roomkey.com, the company's innovative search engine, offers a search and book experience tailored for ease of hotel shopping, providing consumers confidence in their booking decisions by delivering hotel information straight from the source coupled with the ability to directly book a room with the hotel of their choice.

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SOURCE Worldhotels



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