This week’s Partner News is highlighted by Duetto becoming a Design Hotels preferred vendor; Wincome Hospitality’s CEO joining two boards in Anaheim; and Concord Hospitality associates volunteering their time during the company’s annual Share Day. Read about all that and more below.
Duetto partners with Design Hotels
Duetto, hospitality’s software as a service provider of revenue strategy solutions, has been selected by Design Hotels as its preferred vendor for revenue solutions for its independent hotel property members.
The partnership agreement enables Design Hotels members to contract with Duetto for its GameChanger application for pricing optimization and ScoreBoard for intelligent reporting.
Working closely with Duetto, Design Hotels will offer member properties access to its Revenue Management Fundamentals service, which provides hotels with a revenue analysis and audit, and post-implementation support with pricing recommendations once they have installed Duetto.
Together, the two companies will help foster revenue technology adoption and pricing best practices for the boutique hotel segment.
Wincome Hospitality CEO Paul Sanford joins Anaheim boards
Paul Sanford, Wincome Hospitality’s CEO/asset manager, has been appointed to the Anaheim Workforce Development Board and the Anaheim Police Department Foundation Board. Sanford joins the leaders of these organizations to help improve the City of Anaheim’s economic growth and create greater opportunities for Anaheim workers and their families.
Having opened The Westin Anaheim Resort less than six months ago and continuing to grow the more than 450 staffed positions for that hotel alone, Sanford is quickly accomplishing his mission to elevate hotel guest experiences and create jobs in the City of Anaheim.
Through his appointment to the Anaheim Workforce Development Board, Sanford aims to accelerate the creation of jobs and provide training programs for first and second-generation immigrants to succeed in the hospitality industry.
Concord Hospitality associates volunteer during annual Share Day
For the 13th year in a row, Concord Hospitality Enterprises associates joined together for a day of giving known as Share Day. All 139 Concord Hospitality hotels across North America—including 23 states and two Canadian provinces—and the corporate office dedicated time to charitable activities during the event, donating more than 6,000 volunteer hours during a single day on Nov. 18.
Similar to 2020’s Share Day, each property and the corporate office volunteered in their local communities, totaling 4,920 associates across 83 cities. From volunteering at food banks to organizing clothing drives, assisting at homeless and animal rescue shelters and participating in neighborhood and beach clean-ups, Share Day 2021 aligned with Concord’s charitable mission to provide food and shelter to people in need in the communities where associates live and work.
Since the inaugural Share Day in 2009, Concord Hospitality associates have raised more than $1 million, donated nearly 50,000 hours of service, distributed 3 million meals and refurbished 40 homes.
Caesars’ AC resorts raise more than $72k for breast cancer awareness
Throughout October, Tropicana, Caesars and Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City raised more than $72,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness Month through various fundraising activities.
Joe Lodise, SVP/general manager, Caesars Atlantic City; Chris Rippy, VP, food and beverage, Tropicana Atlantic City; and Bobby Kahler, regional director marketing operations, Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, participated in American Cancer Society’s Real Men Wear Pink campaign, where male community leaders around the nation used the power of pink to raise awareness and money for the American Cancer Society.
Caesars Entertainment’s Atlantic City resorts sponsored Making Strides Walk in Ocean City, NJ. The American Cancer Society started Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks to unite communities in the fight against this deadly disease. Today, Making Strides is the largest network of breast cancer events in the nation and raises money to help the American Cancer Society fund groundbreaking breast cancer research and provide patient services like free rides to chemo, free places to stay near treatment and a live 24/7 cancer helpline.
Sabre forms strategic partnership with TUI Group
Sabre Corporation, a software and technology provider for the global travel industry, has formed a long-term partnership with TUI Group, an integrated tourism group, that sees Sabre Hospitality Solutions as distribution provider and business partner for the group’s own hotel brands worldwide, which include TUI Blue, Robinson and TUI Magic Life.
In the course of the partnership, around 70 hotels of the TUI portfolio will use Sabre’s platform solution, including SynXis Central Reservations (CR) and Channel Connect, to enable its new distribution strategy. The group will benefit from the Sabre SynXis Platform’s advanced technology to streamline its operations and grow its footprint globally while securing an effective, future-ready channel strategy that will help maximize revenue from both direct and indirect channels.
In collaboration with Sabre, TUI’s hotel division will explore opportunities for product innovation and distribution growth, while charting a new path toward full digitalization. Through their combined expertise in the leisure segment, TUI and Sabre will seek to implement an innovative revenue generation strategy that will help fuel travel’s recovery and anticipate future business needs.