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, today announced BarcelÌ? Hotels & Resorts as its newest member.
Under the agreement, Lexington will provide centrally hosted reservations technology and support to more than 50 of Barceló‘s properties, spanning 13 countries in Asia, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
“This is a major step for Barceló Hotels & Resorts in moving toward a unified reservations system,” said Alvaro López de Haro, director of Sales & Marketing North America of Barceló Hotels & Resorts. “Lexington has made it possible for our corporate and hotel staff to be seamless in our exchange of information as well as in our connection to global distribution systems.”
“Lexington has long been serving hoteliers in Latin America and the Caribbean, and we are excited about the substantial addition of Barceló Hotels & Resorts, with its great international reputation, to our member roster,” said Zolon Wilkins III, president of Lexington Services. “We are confident our technology, support and revenue management features will enhance the bookings for all of these prestigious Barceló properties.”
Lexington Services will implement its LexLink® OnLine centrally hosted reservations technology, as well as a full training regimen, at the Barceló properties in Brazil, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Phillipines, Turkey, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Lexington Services, through an alliance with Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE: CSC), is the exclusive marketer and distributor of the SPIRITTM hotel reservation system. SPIRIT, combined with LexLink® OnLine, Lexington’s proprietary Internet-based revenue management and reporting system, allows hotels total control over the management of all revenue producing distribution channels.
Barceló Hotels & Resorts, a division of Barceló Empresas, is the second largest international hotel chain in Spain and the largest hotel chain in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is comprised of 100 hotels in 17 countries. For more information on Barceló Hotels & Resorts.
Lexington Services is the largest provider of reservations and centrally hosted technology services to hotels in North America and second largest in the world. As the exclusive marketer and distributor of the SPIRITTM 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, London and Paris, and has development representative offices in Germany, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Australia and Asia.