GROUPIZE LAUNCHES HOTEL SALES & CATERING SYSTEM FOR GROUPS AND MEETINGS AT PHOCUSWRIGHT

GROUPIZE LAUNCHES HOTEL SALES & CATERING SYSTEM FOR GROUPS AND MEETINGS AT PHOCUSWRIGHT

Groupize today unveiled the Groupize PRM (Planner Relationship   Manager), a cloud based Sales and Catering System for hotels to efficiently manage their online and   offline demand for Groups and Meetings. 

The Groupize PRM empowers Hotel Chains and Hotel Sales Teams to efficiently manage their group   sales process from end to end by centralizing all leads and all groups in a single dashboard. The cloud   based PRM includes an intuitive user friendly graphical interface, the ability to manage automated   group bookings and RFPs from multiple channels, end to end groups’ business intelligence and sales   automation designed to save hours of time and effort for hotel sales staff while increasing conversions   and revenue.

“Speed wins Groups” says Groupize CEO, Charles de Gaspe Beaubien. “Hotels that answer group   requests within 5 minutes convert 22 times more than those that answer after 24 hours. The Groupize   PRM was designed to allow hotels to respond to significantly more qualified inquiries via their computer   or Ipad in seconds vs. days. We continue our efforts to make hotels more efficient at converting online   Group business and we are honored to be recognized as one of the most innovative travel companies of   the year at the 2013 PhoCusWright Innovation Summit,” continued de Gaspe Beaubien.  The Groupize PRM is the latest solution in the Groupize Platform and is fully integrated with Groupize   Live, the companies white label application that powers group bookings on hotel and travel websites. The   PRM includes an automated quoting engine, a quote and proposal generator, and business rules and the   ability to communicate directly with the group planner including notes, attachments and action triggered emails.

Individual hotels can obtain the Groupize PRM starting at an introductory price of just $59 per month,  a fraction of the cost of current tools in the marketplace. The ease of use and the low price point   allows thousand of limited service hotels that previously didn’t have Group sales automation to become   automated. Hotels participating in the Groupize Network, the company’s distribution arm, also have   complimentary access to the Groupize PRM to manage all group reservations generated by the Network.  Groupize is offering hotels use of the Groupize PRM for their own group leads on a complimentary basis   until January 31, 2014. Interested hotels simply need to email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for this very special   offer. 

“Small group bookings (typically five to 25 hotel rooms) generate $35 billion in sleeping room revenue for   U.S. hotels and haven’t been serviced appropriately until this date and we plan to change that. Our vision   is that we will bring major efficiencies to the industry and that more planners and hotels will actually enjoy   the process of transacting groups.” Charles de Gaspe Beaubien, Founder and CEO of Groupize.  Demo’s will be offered in the Groupize Booth at PhoCusWright or on request at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

About Groupize:  Groupize is the group hotel booking platform. Our innovative technology solutions automate all of the   tasks involved in planning and booking groups online. We simplify the entire process for occasional   and professional planners and empower hotels to win more group business. Groupize’s technology is   currently being licensed and used by one of the world’s largest hotel chains to power the online groups   and meetings section of several of their brands.  Groupize is also actively forming relationships with   other major hotel chains and travel web sites to utilize their white label groups and meeting software. The   company will be competing as an Innovator at the 2013 PhoCusWright Innovation Summit.