Kalahari Resorts and Conventions partners with IDeaS

Each Kalahari property features nearly 1,000 guestrooms, large-scale meeting-and-event and recreation spaces, multiple food-and-beverage outlets, retail and spa facilities. Photo credit: IDeaS

Kalahari Resorts and Conventions’ all-under-one-roof convention and vacation destination hotels will implement IDeaS' G3 revenue-management system.

Each Kalahari property features nearly 1,000 guestrooms, large-scale meeting-and-event and recreation spaces, multiple food-and-beverage outlets, retail and spa facilities. Located in competitive markets, Kalahari is looking to grow its revenue performance and scope now and in the future. 

Recently, Kalahari switched to IDeaS after reevaluating its RMS options:

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  • A clear road map for future growth. Kalahari chose IDeaS to evolve its revenue strategy and optimize profitability for its guestrooms and beyond. 
  • Group business automation and optimization. With a group segment comprising nearly half of its business, along with current renovations that will double its convention space offerings, manually forecasting group roomnights was no longer sustainable for Kalahari. IDeaS’ group pricing and evaluation functionality will bring new levels of efficiency, displacement analysis and decision empowerment to Kalahari. 
  • Decisions. Kalahari was leveraging its RMS as one of many tools in the company’s manual revenue-management portfolio. With IDeaS, the company looks forward to true automation with G3 RMS managing its large inventory across multiple properties to ensure the most profitable decision outputs.
  • A robust, all-in-one RMS solution. IDeaS G3 RMS’ transient and group demand forecasting, complex-room-type pricing, easy-to-use reports and dashboards, “what-if” simulations and more impressed Kalahari’s key decision-makers early in the RMS evaluation process. 

“The G3 platform sets IDeaS apart from other RMS providers, and we could see IDeaS will continue to outpace their competitors with its forward-looking road map and a solution that adapts as the industry changes and as Kalahari continues to grow,” Kevin Shanley, Kalahari's chief revenue strategist, said in a statement. “We view all pieces of our business as either already being part of our revenue-management process or needing to be. With IDeaS in our back pocket, we feel confident in our ability to continue to expand our total revenue strategy.” 

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