Kimpton Hotels Expands Travel Offerings

Expedia.com and
Hotels.com(TM) announced today an expanded partnership with Kimpton Hotels
that provides greater online access to three dozen unique Kimpton
properties in the U.S. and Canada for customers of Expedia(R) and
Hotels.com.
The new agreement with Kimpton also includes Expedia’s WWTE(TM) private
label service, which will now power air, car and package bookings at
http://www.kimptonhotelscom/.

“Kimpton Hotels is known for its unique offering of luxury in a boutique
hotel setting, and customers of Expedia and Hotels.com will benefit from
this enhanced relationship,” said Lloyd Frink, senior vice president of
supplier relations at Expedia and Hotels.com. “We are pleased to provide
greater access to the distinct properties in Kimpton’s portfolio,
including the acclaimed Hotel Monaco brand.”

Kimpton Hotels can now easily and cost effectively market its distinctive,
luxury properties to 30 million motivated travelers shopping on Expedia
and Hotels.com for everything from one night away to a whole trip that
includes airfare, a car and dinner at one of Kimpton’s celebrated
destination restaurants.

“Our properties appeal to a wide variety of travelers, and Expedia and
Hotels.com have been very effective at connecting us with new customers,
many of whom go on to become repeat visitors,” said Jimmy Suh, vice
president of Kimpton Hotels. “Now with WWTE powering our site, we can
offer a wealth of travel reservation options that would have been
difficult to create on our own, while maintaining and building our brand.”

Expedia’s WWTE technology will provide visitors to the Kimpton Hotels Web
site with access to everything they need to plan and book a complete
vacation: air, car rental, and destination services including ground
transportation and dinner cruises. By partnering with WWTE, Kimpton can
cost effectively provide its customers with a reliable and easy way to
book a whole trip while maintaining consistent branding across its
Internet properties.
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