Agoda in the News
agoda.com partners with Leonardo Hotels
SINGAPORE (October 26, 2011)
agoda.com, a leading hotel booking Website and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced a partnership with European chain Leonardo Hotels.
Founded in 1998, Leonardo Hotels represents the European arm of Fattal Hotels, providing three- and four-star accommodation for business and leisure travellers. With more than 60 properties across Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Hungary and Israel, the Leonardo Hotels umbrella includes the four-star superior Leonardo Royal Hotels brand for executive travelers and the Leonardo Boutique Hotels brand for guests that are looking for stylish 'lifestyle'-oriented accommodation.
As a result of the distribution agreement, Leonardo Hotels properties gain exposure to millions of customers through agoda.com's multi-lingual Websites, making rooms available to travelers in 37 languages. Leonardo Hotels also enjoy access to agoda.com's YCS 3.0, a custom-built content and inventory management tool that allows properties to manage yield dynamically at their convenience. To assist Leonardo Hotels in successfully marketing to Asia-based customers, agoda.com will provide local market advice and expertise.
In turn, agoda.com customers can enjoy reduced rates and instant confirmation on rooms at Leonardo Hotels properties in key destinations across Europe. Customers can not only book a room at a reputable executive hotel, they can do so conveniently in the language of their choice, including Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and Thai.
Director of Hotels – Global for agoda.com Errol Cooke said, "Leonardo Hotels’ strong offering of business, executive and lifestyle hotels in Europe and Israel will be welcome news to agoda.com customers seeking accommodation options in these markets with a well-known, reputable brand."
Shay Raz, Director of Revenue for Leonardo Hotels, said: “We are very happy to join with agoda.com. Our unique PMS direct connect solution, used alongside agoda.com allows us to manage rates, distribution and inventory seamlessly and provide agoda.com customers the best up-to-date access to our hotels. Agoda.com is a very reputable online agency and we are sure this partnership will enrich our client base in its source markets."