Galileo adds Starwood to best rate program

Galileo’s Best Available Rate guarantee program has added Starwood Hotels & Resorts to the list of over 100 hotel chains participating in the program.The Galileo BAR program enables major hotel chains to provide travel agents with access to the best available published, non-restricted rates offered through any other GDS or online distribution channels. Hotels that participate in Galileo’s BAR program have committed to ensuring that their lowest unrestricted public rates are made available for sale in Galileo.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts is one of the largest hotel and leisure companies in the world, with over 870 properties in over 95 countries. Its globally renowned brands include Westin, Sheraton, W Hotels, St. Regis, Luxury Collection, Le Méridien, Four Points, and the upcoming aloft and Element.

“Starwood places great value in the service provided by travel agents around the globe,” said Linda Kent, vice president, Electronic Distribution for Starwood. “Our participation in the Galileo BAR program is an extension of the partnership we have with Galileo in providing the best information possible to the agency community and their customers.”