Pegasus Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:PEGS - news) announced it signed an agreement with Irvine, Calif.-based Hospitality Marketing Concepts (HMC) and is now powering online hotel bookings for HMC`s Clubhotel.com and ParExcellence.com Web sites.
HMC is one of the world`s leading providers of travel membership programs. Dallas-based Pegasus Solutions is a leading provider of hotel industry transaction processing solutions and electronic commerce services.
Under the agreement, ParExcellence.com`s and Clubhotel.com`s Web sites will be Powered by Pegasus, allowing the Web sites` users to select and book accommodations online through direct access to the central reservations systems of the CLUBHOTEL(TM) member hotels represented in Pegasus` Online Distribution Database.
Travellers who are ParExcellence and CLUBHOTEL members can use ParExcellence.com and Clubhotel.com respectively to book hotels at specially negotiated rates. ParExcellence.com is a Web site operated by HMC for Le Meridien hotels specifically for ParExcellence members.
As a result of the connection to Pegasus, for the first time, ParExcellence and CLUBHOTEL members can check hotel availability online, and bookings are confirmed immediately without waiting for confirmation by e-mail. They can also view detailed property information, rates and photos, and secure instant real-time reservations 24 hours a day.
HMC specializes in club concept membership programs and comprehensive database management and currently works in 62 different countries. HMC`s CLUBHOTEL program is a network of 400 hotels and 400,000 members. This program provides marketing for select national and international properties to a database of international travellers. Hotels enrolled in this service receive toll-free voice reservations through the CLUBHOTEL reservations centers. Hotels also can promote seasonal offerings and special events at Clubhotel.com. HMC membership programs are targeted at executives and professionals who are interested in premium services at local and national high-end hotels, and members are entitled to various benefits such as preferred room rates and food and beverage discounts.