During its annual membership conference at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Vantage Hospitality Group, Inc., the world’s 10th largest hotel company, announced it has entered into an agreement with Sabre Hospitality Solutions to utilize its Central Reservation System (CRS) platform.
“Technology does not drive change – it enables it,” said Bernie Moyle, Vantage’s CFO and COO. “This new venture with Sabre Hospitality Solutions will allow Vantage to continue to bring our members the most comprehensive marketing and distribution tools available and empower all of us to make informed decisions that will result in more accurate forecasting, insights into rate and channel management, stronger revenue management tools, and ultimately, more occupancy at rates that enhance our members’ gross operating profit.”
Moyle stressed to the membership that there will be absolutely no conversion costs to them and booking fees will remain the same.
Vantage and its brands, Americas Best Value Inn®, Canadas Best Value Inn®, and the Lexington Collection® of Hotels, Inns, and Suites, will begin the transition to Sabre’s CRS on Wednesday, February 1. This will occur in the very early hours of the morning and Vantage expects the down time to be very short, if at all. There should be no disruption to the hotels or guests who are attempting to make reservations. Training for all Vantage members and their staff will begin in January with webcast training sessions.
“It’s clear from working with Vantage that our corporate philosophies are very much aligned,” said Stephen Fitzgerald, COO of Sabre Hospitality Solutions. “Vantage has grown as quickly as it has because it puts the interests of members first. It’s also clear that there is a great deal of trust for Bernie Moyle, and (President and CEO) Roger Bloss. Members believe in the Vantage team, and we are confident that our platform and services will help Vantage continue their outstanding growth rate.”