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Nexus and Design Hotels extend Partnership

Nexus and Design Hotels extend Partnership

Nexus, a leading provider of sales management solutions for hotel groups, and Design Hotels™, a hotel marketing company with over 200 independent hotels, today announced an extension to their eight year partnership that will double the number of Design Hotels’ member properties on the Nexus system and provide them with an expanded range of services.

For several years Nexus has provided the platform by which Design Hotels™ manages its Corporate and Consortia contracting (RFPs). The new agreement incorporates ShareworX™, Nexus’ Program and Activity planner, an application that will enable Design Hotels™ to maximise their members’ participation in a full range of leisure-oriented programs, such as those offered by OTAs and other travel management companies. ShareworX is effective because it allows hotel chains to present non-standard programs and bids to hotels in a format that makes it easy for hotels to respond and for the chain to track responses without the expense and time-wasting associated with phone calls, faxes and emails.

Toby March, Design Hotels’ VP Sales, Revenue Management and Distribution, comments: “We have seen encouraging growth in our corporate business over the past few years working with the Nexus system and our hotels find the system really easy to use. It seemed like a natural progression to adopt ShareworX which means all our hotels now have access to a whole range of leisure opportunities presented via Nexus - a system that is already familiar to them. Our expectation is that we will have more hotels in more programs, ultimately driving more revenue to our members.”

Says Geoff Andrew, Nexus’ Managing Director: “Design Hotels™ has been a valued member of the Nexus Community for many years so we’re pleased that they are taking this step to introduce their entire portfolio to the benefits available through ShareworX. We take a very sales-centric view when it comes to developing our technology and I’m confident the Design Hotels™ team will not only find the new system highly efficient but also a great support to their overall sales strategy.”