Electronic distribution specialist 4oceans
signed an agreement with HotelStayUK to power the website booking engine for
the UK’s first hotel and short breaks employee benefit provider.
The deal sees 4oceans supply its new low-cost online booking solution,
ResEngine, providing HotelStayUK with a booking platform that delivers
real-time, online bookings at over 50,000 hotels around the world, together
with HotelStayUK’s own negotiated rates and inventory.
HotelStayUK provides member companies with exclusive employee deals at
‘Preferred Hotel’ partners, with current partners including Le Meridian,
Corus Hotels and Best Western. As the company promotes only to closed user
groups, HotelStayUK is able to offer a range of specially negotiated offers,
many up to 50% off, which will now be managed through 4oceans ResEngine
Designed to simplify and maximise the online booking potential, ResEngine
fits easily into HotelStayUK’s existing website, ‘snapping’ into place to
provide an easy-to-use, easy-to-manage online booking solution.
The 4oceans solution provides real time rates and availability, together
with a faster, smoother booking system that can feature exclusive
promotional rates and late availability offers. The new platform also
provides the basis for improved inventory management, search facilities,
customer service and booking features, as well as making online reservations
Gavin Tett, UK sales manager of HotelStayUK said, “HotelStayUK is committed
to maximising its on-line presence and the choice of product it offers to
member companies. The agreement with 4oceans gives us the opportunity to
strengthen our business with improved control, reporting and customer
service, all of which are key for the long-term development of our brand.
“By investing in 4oceans ResEngine we are able to offer a complete range of
hotels, both independent and major hotel chains, providing our customers
with greater choice, while allowing us to build stronger revenue streams
from around the world.”
Companies wishing to join the HotelStayUK benefits scheme e-mail their
details to [email protected] HotelStayUK will then set them up with a
unique company password to access the site and exclusive rates, with
HotelStayUK providing information for staff handbooks, intranets and
newsletters free of charge. HotelStayUK’s current member companies include
Deutsche Bank, Cadbury Schweppes, HP and the NHS.
Peter Thornton, 4oceans’ Business Development Director said: “4oceans’
technology makes it possible for organisations like HotelStayUK to offer a
fast, high quality online reservations service. The ease of integration,
combined with the opportunity to enhance the reservations and reporting
structure, allows improved performance and control over activities.
“ResEngine is a powerful tool in the push to build online bookings in the
current market and we are confident that a growing number of agents and
hotels will choose to work with this easy-to-use platform.”