Galaxy Hotel Systems LLC, announced the successful implementation of the company`s Galaxy/UX Property Management System (PMS) at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.`s (NYSE: HOT) newest premier destination, The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida.
Opening as one of the country`s largest and most technologically sophisticated destination resorts, The Westin Diplomat selected Galaxy/UX to deliver a feature-rich PMS in an ASP-like environment for both the Resort as well as the nearby Diplomat Country Club, a member of Starwood`s Luxury Collection.
The 1,058 room beachfront resort and the 60-room luxury country club hotel will take full advantage of Galaxy/UX`s feature-rich, “complexing” architecture to effectively leverage technology for the two property`s hotel operations. The inherent “complexing” design of the system enables multi-property locations to implement an ASP-like environment from a single central server and deliver the complete feature-set of the Galaxy/UX PMS to hundreds of workstations at various properties. Implementing this type of model allows owner/operators to minimize their hardware capital investment and reduce their overall IT infrastructure expenses at the property level. Redundant expenditures associated with proprietary property systems ?Ededicated IT professionals, costly server hardware ?Eare significantly diminished in the “complexing” environment. Designed as a highly scalable solution, Galaxy/UX also offers the capacity to grow with an organization as their enterprise expands.
The diverse market niches anticipated driving revenue at the two Diplomat complexes range from large meetings and conventions utilizing the attached 209,000-square-foot convention center to transient leisure travelers desiring an opulent South Florida locale in which to be luxuriously pampered. The unique requirements of these properties when viewed as a single destination/convention/country club/golf/spa oceanfront resort lend credence to management`s decision to implement the Galaxy/UX system.
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