HONG KONG, CHINA, May 20, 2014 – Leading global hospitality management chain Swiss-Belhotel International has teamed with Sabre Hospitality Solutions to deliver an advanced desktop and mobile online booking engine. Sabre, a top provider of hospitality technology and distribution solutions for hotels and hotel chains worldwide, has equipped Swiss-Belhotel International with a cutting-edge, multi-lingual website developed with hospitality-specific science to increase booking engine activity and conversions. Sabre Guest Connect Booking Engine is a flexible, customizable and reliable booking engine. It boasts features that allow Swiss-Belhotel International to cross sell between hotels, upsell rooms, deliver advanced packages and credit card pre-payments. It also integrates revenue management systems and offers pre- and post-stay emails, with surveys, VScape hotel imagery and content management distribution to be added soon. Swiss-Belhotel International Chairman and President Gavin M. Faull said: “The booking path is fully customisable, meaning each consumer has a different experience. With Sabre’s Guest Connect, we will improve our relevancy and revenue by merchandising packages and offering upgrades and extra amenities to an array of consumers. “Guests can build the perfect experience with detailed room and package comparisons on all types of computers and mobile devices that are seamlessly integrated into our websites. With Sabre’s Guest Connect we again improve our competitive edge and offer owners exceptional value.” With more than 18,000 hotels and chains worldwide using Sabre technology, the US-based company offers decades of experience and global perspective on the hospitality industry that keeps it at the forefront of travel commerce, innovation and distribution. Sabre Vice President, Asia Pacific, Andrew Cox said: “Sabre brings a great deal of value to Swiss-Belhotel International and we look forward to helping them make their expansion efforts a tremendous success.  Swiss-Belhotel International is a top hospitality brand and we are prepared to help them take their business to the next level.” The partnership with Sabre comes at a pivotal moment in Swiss-Belhotel International’s history, with the Hong Kong-based company in the midst of an expansion that will see 20 hotels open this year and cement its reputation as a standard-bearer for service passion and professionalism. And Sabre Hospitality will be a pivotal part of the expansion efforts. Swiss-Belhotel International has more than 120 hotels, resorts and projects in its global portfolio. Voted one of the world’s top 100 hotel groups in 2013 by HOTELS Magazine, it has a presence in China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Iraq, Oman and Saudi Arabia, and is exploring options elsewhere.


For further information and high-resolution photography, please contact: Brayna Tolledo Group Communications and Loyalty Programme Manager Swiss-Belhotel International, Group Sales and Marketing Office Tel: (62 21) 2952 7277, 2952 7278 Fax: (62 21) 2952 7275, 2952 7276 Email: David Johnson Managing Director Delivering Asia Communications Direct Tel: +66 (0) 2246 1159 Mobile: +668 9170 9866 Email: Notes to Editors: Swiss-Belhotel International currently manages a portfolio of more than 120 hotels, resorts and projects located in China, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Iraq, Oman and Saudi Arabia. Awarded Indonesia’s Leading Global Hotel Chain for four consecutive years and Most Favourite 4-Star Hotel, Swiss-Belhotel International is one of the world’s fastest-growing international hotel and hospitality management groups. The Group provides comprehensive and highly professional development and management services in all aspects of hotel, resort and serviced residences. Offices are located in Hong Kong, Dubai – United Arab Emirates, Shanghai – China, Sydney – Australia, Hanoi – Vietnam, Jakarta – Indonesia, Bali – Indonesia, Bangkok – Thailand and Auckland – New Zealand.