Pegasus, Steigenberger Hotels ink deal

Pegasus Solutions has kicked off 2008 with yet another contract signing with Steigenberger Hotel Group, adding commission processing to the full suite of distribution and representation services Pegasus is already providing the leading European hotel chain. 


“The last year was remarkable for Pegasus,” said Pegasus Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, John Davis. “With two successful acquisitions, the introduction of RezView® NG and the revamping of our representation arm, Utell® Hotels & Resorts, coming into this year, this addition to the Steigenberger relationship is a true testament to how the momentum Pegasus has gained is positively impacting our customers.”

In 2007, Pegasus acquired Wizcom Inc. from Travelport to expand its switch services and acquired GuestClick to help build its next-generation central reservation system (CRS), RezView NG, which was introduced at HITEC last June. The RezView NG migration has been met with much success, and throughout the ongoing transition of 10,000 hotels to the new platform, Pegasus’ technology services unit has still managed to sign more than 140 deals, of which nearly 100 are new business across all regions.

Pegasus’ financial services unit also experienced great success in 2007, securing 3,000 new agency IATA’s and renewal agreements with key customers, Fairmont and BCD Travel. In addition, Pegasus’ representation unit, Utell Hotels & Resorts, introduced its new Collections offering, and recently signed several new key customers including the MGM Grand Macau, the Thompson Beverly Hills and the Emirates Harbour Hotel & Residences in Dubai.

“Last year’s success has a lot to do with our efforts in refocusing on the core of our business as well as Pegasus’ new owners, Prides Capital,” said Davis. “They have provided us the freedom and support we’ve needed to accomplish these milestones, and we plan to continue to take advantage of this success to bring new and existing customers breakthrough solutions in the coming year.”
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