FAIRFIELD, N.J., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—Prime Hospitality Corp. (NYSE: PDQ), today announced an agreement with Travelweb LLC to distribute the Company`s online inventory using Travelweb`s fully automated distribution network. Travelweb`s merchant program will increase visibility for all AmeriSuites, Prime Hotels & Resorts, and Wellesley Inns & Suites brands providing broader distribution.
“This agreement enhances our existing relationship with Travelweb and will provide our hotels with additional reach across numerous websites powered by Travelweb,” said DJ Vallauri, Vice President of E-Commerce for Prime. “Our e-commerce strategy continues to be focused on establishing direct connections with our major e-channel partners and increasing our revenue yield from these channels. Travelwebs` `supplier friendly model` and their variable net rate program make perfect sense for Prime.”
Travelweb`s distribution network enables hotel properties to offer consumers up-to-the-minute hotel rooms directly from Prime`s central reservation system and to effectively allocate inventory in real time to enhance yield and revenue management. Under the agreement, Prime`s Hotel inventories will become part of Travelweb`s distribution network available on Travelweb.com, and its distribution partners such as Orbitz, continental.com, and many other travel sites.
“Prime realizes the importance of individual properties having the ability to dynamically manage the distribution of their rooms and rates on the Internet and recognizes that Travelweb is the leading merchant model program that gives them this capability,” said Fred Bean, Vice President of hotel sales and relations for Travelweb LLC. “Prime`s three brand segments, AmeriSuites, Prime Hotels & Resorts, and Wellesley Inns & Suites, complement Travelweb`s strategy to become the superior standard for net-rate distribution while giving consumers direct access to competitive discount rates at quality hotels.”
About Prime Hospitality Corp - Prime Hospitality Corp., one of the nation`s premiere lodging companies, owns, manages, develops and franchises more than 240 hotels throughout North America. The Company owns and operates three proprietary brands, Prime Hotels & Resorts(SM) (full-service), AmeriSuites(R) (all-suites), and Wellesley Inns & Suites(R) (limited service). Also within Prime`s portfolio are owned and/or managed hotels operated under franchise agreements with national hotel chains including Hilton, Radisson, Sheraton and Holiday Inn. Prime can be accessed over the Internet at www.primehospitality.com and its brands can be accessed at www.amerisuites.com, www.primehotelsandresorts.com, and www.wellesleyonline.com.
About Travelweb LLC - Travelweb LLC is a travel distribution company. Owned by Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE: HLT), Hyatt Corporation, Marriott International (NYSE: MAR), InterContinental Hotels Group (NYSE: IHG), Starwood Hotels (NYSE: HOT, priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLND) and travel technology provider Pegasus Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: PEGS), Travelweb offers an innovative method for the online distribution of hotel rooms. For hotel operators, Travelweb LLC automates the distribution of discounted rooms and brings new cost and time efficiencies to the market. Travelweb`s private label offerings distributed through Travelweb.com and leading third-party Internet affiliates such as lowestfare.com, Orbitz and continental.com, give consumers access to a full spectrum of hotel accommodations at discounted rates. Travelweb LLC is a private company headquartered in Dallas and can be found on the internet at www.travelweb.com.