Radisson Hotel Group and Accor have implemented new technology platforms at their international properties.
Radisson Hotel Group implements IDeaS RevPlan across EMEA
IDeaS, a leading provider of hotel revenue management software and services, has revealed that Radisson Hotel Group has implemented IDeaS RevPlan across 147 hotels of its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)-region portfolio.
Released by IDeaS in 2020, RevPlan is a standalone, cloud-based solution built to complement its flagship RMS products. RevPlan takes the pain out of budgeting and forecasting a hotel’s total business, including food and beverage outlets.
IDeaS RevPlan enables Radisson Hotel Group’s revenue managers to save approximately one day per week in time previously spent on manual, spreadsheet-based forecasting. This time savings has translated into more resources focused on profitable recovery strategies. It also gives Radisson Hotel Group’s leaders the ability to make smart, long-term business decisions by understanding the projected financial impact of proposed changes to strategy and tactics, according to the company.
“RevPlan empowers revenue managers to be the guardians of total revenue optimization, applying data-driven, dynamic forecasting to all revenue streams, including rooms, food and beverage and meetings and events,” said Gianni Di Fede, SVP, revenue management, BI and distribution, EMEA, Radisson Hotel Group. “RevPlan has freed up almost one day a week of our revenue managers’ time. What we previously did on a daily basis, segment by segment, we now only have to focus on the exceptions and calibrate as necessary. This gives us more time for strategy, and more time for strategy means more profitability.”
Accor, Groups360 launch instant booking solution for groups
Accor and Groups360 have launched GroupSync, Groups360’s cloud-based technology solution for meetings and events, to provide instant online booking for groups, a simplified RFP process and housing solutions across Accor’s global portfolio.
“Accor takes pride in our commitment to strategic innovation, as well as our leadership at the forefront of technological adoption,” said Markus Keller, SVP, sales and distribution, Accor. “We are delighted to partner with Groups360 on launching technology that will instigate a significant paradigm shift in the meetings and events industry toward more seamless bookings and unforgettable experiences for meeting professionals and their guests.”
GroupSync will become the new engine that powers the current digital RFP process on Accor’s private-label website, meetings.accor.com, before the end of this year. Accor’s launch of GroupSync Engage, which will be live in the beginning of 2022, represents the brand’s commitment to offer customers instant booking of meeting space directly from the hotel’s website, with plans to also integrate instant booking of group rooms in the following months.
“GroupSync Engage will empower Accor to better serve its global markets by allowing planners to book not only meeting space but also group room blocks, F&B and audio-visual services in the same online transaction,” said Kemp Gallineau, CEO, Groups360. “Since Accor is a global brand with a significant number of properties outside the U.S., their launch of this instant group booking technology will speed its adoption across the globe.”
Accor will offer the instant online booking solution for group rooms on GroupSync to the majority of their more than 5,200 properties worldwide. Accor properties are also showcased in the GroupSync Marketplace for streamlined digital RFPs and instant group bookings.
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