VIP International, a wholly owned subsidiary of HARS Systems, Inc., has announced a reservation technology and e-commerce marketing services agreement with Hong Kong`s largest hotel group, Regal Hotels International, for seven hotel properties in the Asian Pacific region and one in Canada`s largest metropolitan area.
Regal Hotels International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Regal Hotels International Holdings Limited, currently manages five hotels in the Hong Kong region, namely Regal Airport Hotel at the Hong Kong International Airport; Regal Hongkong Hotel in Causeway Bay; Regal Kowloon Hotel in Tsimshatsui East; Regal Kaitak Hotel in Kowloon City; and Regal Riverside Hotel in Shatin. In addition, the Group operates two hotels in Shanghai, Regal International East Asia Hotel and Regal Shanghai East Asia Hotel, and one, Regal Constellation Hotel, in Toronto, Canada. Strategically located, the eight Regal Hotels offer a diverse range of accommodations and facilities catering to travelers from all over the world. There are some 4,700 fine rooms and 48 restaurants and bars in total.
Under the agreement, VIP International will provide the eight Regal Hotels International hotel properties with GDS representation; electronic distribution to the Internet`s leading travel portals and sites; access to the SynXis Agent web-enabled central reservation system; implementation of the SynXis Book-A-Rez Internet booking engine on each hotel property`s proprietary Web site; and worldwide toll free voice reservation services, including the activation of Regal`s global UIFN 800.222.88888 in numerous countries in January 2002.
To compliment the full array of reservation technology and marketing services being provided to Regal Hotels International, VIP International has also recruited a Japanese language reservation sales specialist to generate reservations through Regal Hotels International`s toll free reservation lines, via the VIP International Reservation Sales Center.
The agreement is valued at approximately CAD $525,000 to VIP International over the first year of the contract.