Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Destinations of the World Announce Direct Connect Partnership
Destinations of the World to distribute Hyatt Hotels’ dynamic rates and inventory globally
Dubai, 16 December 2012– Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Destinations of the World (DOTW), a leading global wholesale Travel Company, are pleased to announce their direct connect partnership.
With this partnership, 150,000 DOTW travel trade customers can now seamlessly connect to dynamic rates and inventory of all Hyatt Hotels Corporation brands via DOTWconnect, DOTW’s online reservation system. Dynamic rates include Best Available Rates (BAR) and Advanced Published Rates (APR). Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt and Hyatt Regency properties will be sold via Destinations of the World’s worldwide network of more than 450,000 points of sale, increasing Hyatt’s global portfolio including newly opened luxury properties in Chennai, India and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
“Partnering with Destinations of the World is an excellent way to continue to cement Hyatt’s position the preferred hotel of choice in the minds of our customers. We are expanding significantly across the globe, with new properties in India, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and the United States already open or opening imminently, and the direct partnership with DOTW will allow us more opportunity to cater to these destinations, in growing markets, in a streamlined way,” said Thierry Bertin, Vice President of World Wide Sales, Hyatt Hotels International – South West Asia.
"We are very pleased to add 53 Hyatt Hotels & Resorts with the addition of dynamic rates and inventory distribution," said Keith Fernandez, Group Managing Director, Destinations of the World. "Our partnership with Hyatt provides our customers with seamless access to another renowned hotel operator and its wide-ranging offering of hotels as well as the best available rates. This direct connect partnership with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts is another significant step to our portfolio of internationally recognized brands, to best meet the needs of our distribution to over 450,000 points of sale globally.
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Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality. The Company’s subsidiaries manage, franchise, own and develop hotels and resorts under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place® and Hyatt HouseTM brand names and have locations on six continents. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt ResidencesTM and Hyatt Residence ClubTM. As of September 30, 2012, the Company’s worldwide portfolio consisted of 496 properties in 45 countries.
For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com
ABOUT DESTINATIONS OF THE WORLD
Destinations of the World (DOTW) is a leading global travel industry wholesaler with a network of 21 offices in 16 countries worldwide including over 400 multilingual professional staff providing sales, operations, finance and IT support to their travel trade clients around the globe.
DOTWconnect, DOTW’s state of the art Online Reservation System, currently connects over 150,000 travel agents worldwide to suppliers in more than 6,500 cities around the globe. DOTWconnect’s key successful features include XML, White Labelling, controlled Online Contracting and Supplier extranet. Launched in February 2008, v2.0 was launched only one year later and dynamic feature updates are constant to meet the growing needs of our expanding markets and customers.
More information about Destinations of the World is available at: www.dotw.com