Legacy Hotels & Resorts selects Sabre technology to accelerate growth and enhance the guest experience

Sabre to provide its best-in-class hotel distribution technology to Legacy properties in Africa

JOHANNESBURG and SOUTHLAKE, Texas – Jan. 26, 2017 – Legacy Hotels & Resorts, known for its collection of exclusive and luxury hotels and properties throughout Africa, is adopting a new distribution platform to support its aggressive expansion strategy. Legacy Hotels & Resorts has selected Sabre Hospitality Solutions to provide distribution solutions to its luxury properties including hotels in South Africa, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Namibia. Under the agreement, Legacy Hotels & Resorts will leverage Sabre’s proven and reliable solutions to help the brand compete in the global marketplace by ensuring accessibility and profitability through all channels. “We were looking for a technology partner with the powerful solutions we need to foster growth across our properties combined with global connectivity in the hospitality arena and the expertise, service and reliability of an international provider, said Andrew Wytrykowski, systems development manager of Legacy Hotels & Resorts. “We’re confident that Sabre is the right technology partner to help us fulfill our vision of becoming Africa’s leading lifestyle brand.” “In a highly competitive industry like hospitality, brands need to be present in all channels with accurate and compelling content – whether their guests book on an OTA, find inspiration and convert on a hotel’s website or use the expertise of a travel agent,” said Richard Wiegmann, managing director and chief commercial officer, Sabre Hospitality Solutions, EMEA.  “By combining our deep knowledge of the South African and African markets with our international experience and proven solutions, we will help Legacy Hotels & Resorts to become even more successful.” With over 32,000 hotels, resorts and chains using its technology, Sabre is the world’s largest central reservations system provider to the hospitality industry and has a far-reaching, global perspective into the industry and the challenges hoteliers face on a daily basis. About Legacy Hotels & Resorts Legacy prides itself in offering guests a collection of Africa’s most unique and unforgettable four and five star hotels, resorts and bush lodges. A Legacy Hotel is not about its bricks and mortar, the spacious hotel rooms or fine restaurants. Visiting our world is about discovering something new, something amazing, a place where you will experience special moments to cherish a lifetime. Our four and five star hotels, resorts and lodges have all been carefully designed and built to complement the special features of each destination. While each Legacy property is entirely unique, they all share a charm, elegance and commitment to service excellence to which the discerning traveller has become accustomed. Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, this commitment to excellence and attention to the finer things in life can be enjoyed at any one of our properties. Legacy’s luxury resorts have been specially selected to offer a variety of distinctive experiences, from bush getaways to mountain retreats and beach holidays, for the whole family. Wherever you would prefer to experience time in moments, rather than minutes, we look forward to welcoming you to our world. www.legacyhotels.com About Sabre Corporation Sabre Corporation is the leading technology provider to the global travel industry. Sabre’s software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, including passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, flight, network and crew management. Sabre also operates a leading global travel marketplace, which processes more than US$120 billion of global travel spend annually by connecting travel buyers and suppliers. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre serves customers in more than 160 countries around the world. Media Contact: Heidi Castle Sabre heidi.castle@sabre.com 682-605-4290