businesswire | May 29, 2023
Interval International, a leading worldwide provider of vacation services, welcomes Multivacaciones Decameron to its coveted collection of affiliated hospitality brands. The agreement introduces 27 hotels and resorts across Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Panama, El Salvador, Jamaica, and Mexico to Interval’s growing exchange network of over 3,200 properties. Nearly 200,000 Multivacaciones Decameron members will have the opportunity to access Interval’s numerous travel and leisure benefits, including the ability to exchange for stays at resorts in more than 90 countries and territories.
Decameron’s hotels are located in the region’s alluring beaches, jungles, mountains and cities. Its vacation club, with members in Latin America and abroad, provides memorable experiences along with the relaxation that comes with its attractive all-inclusive concept.
In a recent survey, over two-thirds of Interval’s Latin America-based members stated they are likely to book an all-inclusive vacation, making the addition of Decameron’s hotels and resorts an exciting opportunity for vacationers seeking the perfect balance of comfort and entertainment in their own region.
“Multivacaciones Decameron is pleased to work with Interval to offer even more flexibility to our members,” says Fabio Villegas, president of Decameron Hotels and Resorts. “Interval’s elevated standards and commitment to quality meet our members’ expectations for their well-deserved vacations. Additionally, Interval’s network of resorts in the world’s most desirable destinations aligns perfectly with their travel goals. We are excited to continue our collaborations as we further strengthen the value proposition for our members through new exceptional benefits.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Multivacaciones Decameron to the Interval portfolio. Their strong presence and solid reputation in the region make them a standout in our network,” says Marcos Agostini, Interval’s senior vice president of global sales and business development. “Not only does affiliating with Interval provide an enhanced vacation experience with exchange and year-round lifestyle and leisure benefits, but it also creates an incredible opportunity for Interval’s worldwide members to discover Decameron resorts.”
New Multivacaciones Decameron purchasers will be enrolled as Interval Gold® or Interval Platinum® members with access to several upgraded benefits including Interval Options®; the ability to use points toward a hotel stay, cruise or experiential travel; ShortStay Exchange® for long weekends and midweek resort vacations; savings on Getaway vacation rentals; dining and leisure discounts, special deals on select hotel bookings, and VIP ConciergeSM, for personal assistance, 24/7.
About Interval International
Interval International operates membership programs for vacationers and provides value-added services to its developer clients worldwide. Based in Miami, Florida, the company has been a pioneer and innovator in serving the vacation ownership market since 1976. Today, Interval's exchange network comprises over 3,200 resorts in more than 90 countries and territories. Through offices in 12 countries, Interval offers world-class products and benefits to resort clients and nearly 1.6-million-member families who are enrolled in various membership programs. Interval is an operating business of Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: VAC), a leading global vacation company that offers vacation ownership, exchange, rental and resort and property management, along with related businesses, products, and services.
businesswire | May 09, 2023
SMARTLINEN, the South Florida tech hospitality company, is on a mission to empower hotels with cutting-edge technology that streamlines linen management, reduces waste, and enhances guest satisfaction. SMARTLINEN has proven that their real-time utilization data can replace traditional PAR level methodology. The company's data analysis is helping hotels maximize efficiency and providing more precise linen replacement trends.
The hospitality industry is known for its attention to detail, and linen management plays a crucial role in guest satisfaction. Balancing cost efficiency and guest comfort presents challenges, with optimizing linen inventory and reducing environmental impact becoming increasingly important. SMARTLINEN's solutions address these challenges effectively.
Over the last two years, SMARTLINEN has collected real-time RFID scan data on linen circulation, wash cycles, and lost inventory from their network of properties. This information has provided detailed metrics that have enabled the company to develop a proprietary calculation called the SMARTLINEN Management Index (SMI).
The SMARTLINEN Management Index offers a valuable factor that helps hotels determine if they have enough inventory to service their guests and confirms the efficiency of their operation. The system specifically advises properties of the exact amount to order if necessary. By implementing the SMI calculation, the average hotel can reduce its overall inventory based on items needed, as opposed to the traditional PAR philosophy. The data reflects $2.00 to $3.50 per occupied room savings.
William Serbin, President and CEO, expressed confidence in SMARTLINEN's data-driven technology, stating, "As we continue to scale, we firmly believe that our innovative solutions will become an industry standard, leading to improved guest satisfaction and more efficient linen management for hotels worldwide."
SMARTLINEN enables hotels to make their linen SMART, providing automated inventory management, greater efficiencies, and improved guest satisfaction. This comprehensive linen tracking solution saves hotels money by offering real-time tracking and more efficient purchasing. The system is powered by a cloud-based software platform that automatically reports linen inventory data using UHF radio frequency identification technology.
DESTINATION AND TOURISM
prnewswire | April 05, 2023
Bonotel Exclusive Travel, the leading aggregator and wholesale distributor of both branded and boutique luxury hotel rooms, has announced plans to expand its hotel offerings. Beginning today, the company will sell luxury hotels out of the Middle East. More than 80 hotels and resorts will be offered to global clients in the first portion of the launch, including such iconic five-star luxury properties as Atlantis, The Palm, Raffles Hotels, Waldorf Astoria and more.
"For more than a quarter century, we've worked to refine our portfolio to include most of the world's finest hotels," said Simon Brooks, Bonotel President. "We believe that there is great opportunity for continued growth in the exclusive luxury travel sector, and we will look to expand with more content in the coming weeks."
Bonotel, which has a longstanding base of international business-to-business clients, has substantially increased its footprint around the world. Brooks expects that the company's portfolio will continue to grow over time.
Bonotel is known for its wide variety of services and high standards. Clients can book show reservations, golf tee times, limousine transfers and tickets to sporting events and Disney theme parks, as well as many other luxury and custom services.
About Bonotel Exclusive Travel
Founded in 1991, Bonotel Exclusive Travel, part of Travel Leaders Group, a division of Internova Travel Group, is a leading inbound marketing and distribution partner of both branded and boutique luxury hotel rooms to a longstanding base of international B2B clients. The Company works with a network of more than 28,000 hotel partners and provides seamless electronic distribution to more than 1,200 international tour operators through the Company's IT platform.