Offers New Time Saver for Hotel Group Managers, Hotel Owners and Hotel Planners

Mar 28, 2011, 13:30 ET from

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- After successful beta testing, will launch a new one of a kind automatic offers system for hotel group bookings over the next few weeks. CIO, John Prince, has been working closely with 11 year Las Vegas hotel group sales industry veteran, Ed Gillis, to perfect a new system of responding to group leads that is guaranteed to save hotel owners and group sales managers hundreds of hours a year in RFP response time. CEO, Tim Hentschel says, "This new system is a revolutionary way of responding to group leads on a real-time basis that is built on a yield revenue model not available on systems in the past. We have taken our 8 years of worldwide group booking knowledge and feedback from our top 40,000 hotel members worldwide and perfected a system that will give group customers and sales managers what they want. The system will bypass old fashioned centralized group desks and give groups real-time speed of response, the most competitive pricing, and superior customer service by working directly with hotel owners and on property managers, as well as a personal hotel planner with over 10 years of group travel experience. We feel strongly that all groups should consult an independent expert before signing into a hotel group block contract, and our system is by far the best for making that process easy and enjoyable for all parties, while also providing the hotel owner with an efficient way of winning new group business at their hotel."

The system was recently beta tested with Manoj Mahapatra, Hotel Owner of the Best Western Des Plaines.

Manoj Mahapatra says, "I used to spend hours responding to HotelPlanner's group RFPs, this new system took 3 minutes for me to set up my group rate yield parameters and respond to 800 group leads for my hotel. Several minutes later, I received a group that wanted to contract their charity event at my hotel in August for 20 rooms. I am excited to see more group business from their company."

Over the last year, HotelPlanner's tech department has increased site performance speeds by 30% to help with faster hotel response times. CIO, John Prince says, "The system is far superior to other tools that existed in the past. It is only through the progression in group technology over 8 years that we have been able to get to this point today. I am sure that there will be further improvements to the system but this puts us in a direction that the industry needs to capture online group business. It's a fast and cost effective way for hotels to book leisure and small business groups on a worldwide basis." is the leading provider of online services to the estimated $30-45 billion global group hotel sales market. Currently, HotelPlanner's system processes over 15,000 group leads per month completely online. Over 40,000 hotel members currently compete online for HotelPlanner's group business daily on a worldwide basis. has increased sales in 2010 during a year when most travel companies were drastically down. is projecting the same rapid lead and revenue growth for 2011.

Tim Hentschel
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