announced today they have extended their relationship with Hyatt Corporation, signing an agreement to provide Expedia.com and Hotels.com customers with greater access to rooms at Hyatt properties. Hyatt has been a partner with Expedia.com and Hotels.com since 2001.
As part of this agreement, Hyatt will make its inventory of hotel rooms available for booking with the hotel and vacation package offerings on Expedia.com and Hotels.com, enabling Hyatt hotels to market to the nearly 26 million customers looking for hotel rooms on Expedia.com and Hotels.com each month. In turn, travelers will have access to rooms at Hyatt properties around the world.
“This agreement further strengthens our relationship with two valuable distribution channels for Hyatt,” said Joan Lowell, vice president electronic distribution, Hyatt Hotels Corporation. “Hyatt wants to reach customers no matter where they choose to book their hotel stay. Our relationship with Expedia.com and Hotels.com enables us to showcase our portfolio of properties to valuable new customers.”
This announcement follows the recent agreement between Hyatt and Expedia.com(R) to direct connect to Hyatt’s central reservation system in order to achieve greater efficiencies in the booking process. In addition, Expedia, Inc.‘s WWTE(TM) private label service powers the Hyatt Vacations offering, giving Hyatt Web site visitors the ability to book air travel, car rental and destination services as part of their whole trip.
“With this agreement, Expedia, Hotels.com and Hyatt have further solidified their relationship in a way that ultimately benefits travelers,” said Lloyd Frink, senior vice president of lodging at Expedia.com and Hotels.com “Hyatt’s quality properties are highly regarded by Expedia’s and Hotels.com’s customers, and this exciting relationship allows us to continue to offer one of the largest selections of properties to travelers worldwide.”