Five Hotel Groups, 267 Properties, Renew Technology

Grand Hospitality, Woodfin Suite Hotels, Country Hearth Inns & Suites, Suburban Lodges of America and GuestHouse International have renewed technology service contracts with Lexington Services, a subsidiary of Travel Services International, Inc., the largest provider of global hotel reservations in North America and second largest in the world.
Under the agreements, Lexington will provide centrally hosted reservations technology and support to the hotel members through its new SPIRIT? hotel reservation system, powered by CSC Services (NYSE:  CSC).


Collectively, the six renewed contracts include 267 properties in the U.S., with SoHo Grand Hotel and Tribeca Grand Hotel in New York; and 18 properties of Woodfin Suite Hotels, 60 properties of Country Hearth Inns & Suites, 116 properties of Suburban Lodges of America and 71 properties of GuestHouse International throughout the U.S.


Lexington Services has development representative offices in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Australia and Asia. Lexington Services is a major component of Travel Services International’s Lodging segment. 


The new SPIRIT system, through LexLink® OnLine, will offer truly integrated functions to hotels, such as seamless connectivity to major distribution channels;  automatic rate changes in the SPIRIT, GDS and Internet Distribution Systems; major reporting enhancements with more access to production and marketing data; and marketing management features, like Confirmation Marketing Message management, that allow hotels to immediately implement and control marketing messages. 


Grand Hospitality owns and operates two celebrated New York City properties, SoHo Grand Hotel and Tribeca Grand Hotel. More information is available at www.grandhospitality.com.

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Woodfin Suite Hotels and Chase Suite Hotels by Woodfin offer first-class, all-suite hotels designed for the business traveler. With 18 properties located across the United States, Woodfin Suite Hotels is headquartered in San Diego. More information is available at www.woodfinsuitehotels.com. 


Country Hearth Inns & Suites is a deluxe economy hotel chain with more than 60 locations across the United States. Country Hearth Inns & Suites offer warm, friendly service in a “home-like” atmosphere, coupled with the best lodging value for the corporate and leisure traveler. More information is available at www.countryhearth.com.

Suburban Lodges of America is the nation’s largest chain of economy extended stay hotels, with more than 75 properties across the United States. Suburban Lodges of America offers the conveniences of a nightly hotel, the comfort of homelike amenities including a kitchen in every room, and affordable nightly or weekly rates. More information is available at www.suburbanlodge.com. 


GuestHouse International has more than 140 locations open or under development in 33 states. GuestHouse offers travelers a consistently unique lodging experience. Each hotel has its own distinct feel, yet each has the same strong commitment to quality, customer service and value. More information is available at www.guesthouseintl.com. 

Lexington Services is the largest provider of reservations and technology services to hotels in North America and second largest in the world. As the exclusive marketer and distributor of the SPIRIT Reservation System Powered by CSC Services, Lexington capitalizes on the power of the travel agent global distribution systems (GDS), Internet travel portals, marketing alliances and its own call center strengths to manage and process hotel reservations electronically.  Servicing nearly 4,000 hotels, encompassing 28 brands in 81 countries worldwide, Lexington has corporate offices in Dallas/Las Colinas, Los Angeles, Miami and London, and has development representative offices in Germany, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Australia and Asia.  More information about Lexington Services is available at www.lexres.com. 


Travel Services International, Inc., is a leading specialized distributor of leisure travel products including cruise vacations, vacation packages, domestic and international airline tickets and European auto rentals, and is a leading provider of travel services, such as electronic hotel reservation services, specialized hotel programs and services and incentive travel programs.  The company provides services to both travel agents and travelers, offering a unique combination of specialized expertise, the ability to compare options from multiple providers and competitive prices. More information about Travel Services International, Inc., may be obtained through their Web site at www.mytravelco.com.

 


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