330 million page views per month and a range of over 180,000 hotels in all categories around the world - one of Europe's leading online hotel reservation portal fulfils all room requirements.

And the portal also has another advantage: cheap HRS Exclusive Prices. Hotels with an exclusive price icon, which are available in 160 different towns and cities, offer their rooms at least ten percent cheaper than on all comparable internet-based platforms.

Since 2006, this service has been supplemented by best-price rates at all HRS-contracted hotels in Germany, across Europe and throughout the world. Nor are there any inflexible advance booking deadlines or payments, because with HRS you always pay at your hotel.

Reduced costs, transparent pricing, flexibility and simple processes are among the benefits that all companies can access free through HRS.

More than 12,000 corporate customers are already connected directly to the HRS system, which they use to make all their hotel reservations for business trips. And more companies are constantly signing up. HRS is also attractive as a "full service provider" for travel departments and other corporate decision-makers thanks to a free platform designed specially to meet the needs of business customers.

The entire procedure - from choosing a room to booking and managing reservations - is designed as a one-stop shop and can be organised from a single source to optimise all the processes. The free service tools "Conference Online" and "Group Online" provide effective and simplified event planning. HRS is financed exclusively through commission for services provided in the hotel. For the customer, all the services are free, there are no licence or transaction fees.

This was reason enough for British business travel magazine "Business Britain" to award HRS the "Business Britain Award" as "Business Travel Solution of the Year 2006". And also for British travel magazines "Selling Long Haul" and "Short Breaks and Holidays" to shortlist HRS for a special award. In the run-up to the magazine's own "Travel Awards", the Cologne company was nominated in the "Best Accommodation" category. HRS was also one of the candidates in the "Best hotel booking agency" category in the important industry competition "2007 Buying Business Travel Diamond Awards".

"Since setting up a branch in England last year, public awareness of HRS has increased dramatically," explains Tobias Ragge, member of the HRS board, who attributes increasing demand in Great Britain and recognition in the industry to HRS's position as a "Full Service Provider" for companies and to the free service and simple booking process for corporate and private customers - and not least to the excellent work of the London office.

And HRS is still growing: as well as the English branch, there are HRS offices to provide customer service on site in Paris and Shanghai. This service has allowed HRS to establish itself as the global booking portal.