, a hotel representation company and a division of Webvertising Inc, has announced the launch of its latest OneScreen user interface.
This new version allows hotel guests to access promotional and corporate rates on Web sites without having to go through a series of pages in order to enter information. Hotels are therefore able to sell and process multiple rates and room types from one simple page. Thus, the direct sales capabilities of hotel Websites have been greatly enhanced without having to setup a number of reservation forms or altering their existing designs or navigation. The updated version can now be found on most of iHotelier`s existing OneScreen client sites. It is this tradition of constant innovation and creative use of technology at iHotelier that has led OneScreen to become one of the fastest growing booking systems in the hospitality industry.
Since OneScreen was first introduced a year ago, the graphically appealing, easy to use booking engine has taken the industry by storm. Eric Wittman, director of product management for Macromedia said, “iHotelier has done something so intuitive and familiar with OneScreen, that your first impulse is to wonder why it wasn`t done sooner.”
Today, OneScreen`s vast client portfolio includes many prestigious and renowned luxury hotels like the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs and The Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. The booking engine is also very popular amongst a number other resorts and hotels nation-wide like South Shore Harbour, Hotel San Carlos, The Water Color Inn, The Historic Santa Maria Inn, and New Orleans Fine Hotels.
OneScreen`s flexibility and simplicity have also made the interface compatible to the needs of different multi-property sites. Earlier this year Gilbert and Manjura Marketing, the destination marketing organization (DMO) for the Downtown Disney Resort Area Hotels, implemented OneScreen`s multi-property version on www.downtowndisneyhotels.com.
“I have seen a lot of booking engines, but OneScreen is one of a kind. It looks good, is easy to use, and most importantly, it enhances the overall experience of visitors to the site” said Ed Gilbert, chairman and CEO of Gilbert and Manjura. DowntownDisneyHotels.com was soon followed by OneScreen`s debut in the European market with Zenit Hoteles, a high-end hotel chain with properties all over Spain. Zenit Hoteles were also the first to utilize OneScreen`s multilingual capabilities; visitors can find both English and Spanish versions of OneScreen on the site.
“The point-of-sale mechanism used on your website makes a lot of difference on your online revenues” says Jim Whitney, Webvertising`s CIO. “People feel more comfortable making a purchase or booking a room when they can see all the information right in front of them. We have seen online revenues double for sites since they started using OneScreen. The fact that it`s a slow market further strengthens my point.”
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