The Statler Hotel, in Ithaca, New York, managed by Cornell University`s world-renowned School of Hotel Administration, announced today that it has selected Lexington Services for its global reservations.
Under the agreement, Lexington will provide centrally hosted reservations technology, support and exposure through the Global Distribution Systems and Internet Distribution Systems via Lexington’s extensive and expanding Online Distribution Network. The Statler will manage all of their major distribution channels through Lexington’s exclusive web-enabled product, LexLink?’ Online.
“We wanted a reservations partner who could provide the level of service that a hotel of The Statler’s distinction requires, and we believe we have found this in Lexington Services,” said Rick Adie, general manager of The Statler. “Instrumental in our decision was the fact that Lexington`s personnel are all deeply rooted in the hotel industry- not only do they understand the technology, but they also understand the nuances of the hotel industry, and specifically The Statler’s unique market position.”
Through Lexington’s web-enabled portal LexLink® Online, The Statler can update their rates, inventory and restrictions online effortlessly, seamlessly and in real-time. In addition, Lexington’s new hotel web site booking engine, LexBookSM, allows The Statler to manage and control inventory and increase revenues through its own web site, maximizing their ability to capture additional online market share.
Shawn Heaton, President of Lexington Services, said, “Over the last few years, Lexington has proven its ability to help independent hotels like The Statler maximize their potential.” He continued, “Our technology provides hotels a competitive edge through greater exposure, more control, and lower costs. Unlike our competitors that only provide access to the GDS and the Internet, Lexington goes far beyond that to offer hotels revenue and yield management tools, consulting services, customized marketing programs, call center services, training, and dedicated account management.”
About The Statler: Located in Ithaca, New York, The Statler hotel is part of Cornell University`s world-renowned School of Hotel Administration. The hotel’s enthusiastic student-personnel and seasoned professionals offer guests unmatched service, often exceeding expectations. The Statler Hotel has 150 gracious guestrooms, including spacious VIP and Hospitality Suites, many with a breathtaking view of Ithaca, Cornell University, and the rolling countryside. It is a full-service property with more restaurants than any other hotel in the area, each catering to a variety of tastes, appetites, and schedules. For more information, visit their website at www.statlerhotel.cornell.edu.
About Lexington Services:
Lexington Services is a proven leader in reservation services, electronic distribution and channel management to hotels worldwide. Since 1991, Lexington Services has provided independent hotels, resorts, chains and management companies the ability to realize their optimal revenue potential through effective reservation services and product distribution. Lexington capitalizes on the power of the travel agent global distribution systems (GDS), Internet Distribution Systems (IDS), Call Center Services, Booking Engine technology and marketing alliance strengths to generate, manage and process hotel reservations electronically. Lexington Services provides electronic distribution solutions using the latest and most advanced central reservations technology available in the marketplace. Along with effective technology solutions, Lexington has distinguished itself as the leader in providing continual consulting services to its members and advising them on the ever-changing distribution landscape that is critical to their hotel positioning and representation. Lexington works with over 3800 hotels encompassing 28 brands in 81 countries, and is headquartered in Dallas/Irving Texas with worldwide offices or representatives in Germany, the United Kingdom, Australia, France, Italy and Spain. More information about Lexington is available at www.lexres.com