Bond Hotel boosts occupancy with cloud-based PMS

When The Bond Hotel and Extended Stay in Boise, Idaho, was purchased by United Hospitality LLC, owner Jason Purkiss noticed that the 57-room mixed-use ApartHotel was operating without a property-management system.

Immediately, Purkiss began a search for a cloud-based PMS and installed Hotelogix. Almost immediately after installation, occupancy at the property jumped from 55 percent to 95 percent.

"This property operated for many years without a PMS, and it proved to be a real disadvantage," Purkiss said. "Immediately I began looking for a PMS that could provide real-time visibility of available rooms. The system needed to be easy to navigate and communicate in real time with third-party distributors and online travel agents."

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Hotelogix, with its integrated rate manager, automatically assigns rates based on length of stay to maximize revenues. Based on demand in the local area for long-term lodging, Purkiss said he transitioned the apartment complex to an extended stay hotel.

The Bond Hotel and Extended Stay is fully engaged with the Hotelogix FrontDesk module and its fully-integrated channel management solution. The FrontDesk module is enabling Bond Hotel staff to book rooms, change rates, upgrade rooms and manage transactions with a simple right click and drag and drop.

The  Channel Manager is seamlessly integrated with the FrontDesk, and a web booking engine is also provided. All rates and availability are updated in real time across all channels. With property inventory always open to all distributors, travelers can easily find a room for the dates they are looking for, thereby increasing bookings and revenues. The Bond Hotel and Extended Stay is communicating rates and room availability live across all channels. When a reservation is created or canceled on one channel, the room inventory gets automatically updated across all the channels. The property doesn't need to manually capture reservation details because the information is automatically saved and uploaded into FrontDesk.


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