Maritim Hotels, one of Germany's largest hotel chains, has signed a deal with IDeaS to install IDeaS v5i revenue optimization solution at 13 of its hotels in key destinations including Berlin, Bremen, Munich, Frankfurt, Cologne, Stuttgart, Dresden, Bonn, Hamburg, Hannover, Nurnberg and Dusseldorf.

The selection of IDeaS came after a lengthy pilot program where Maritim evaluated products from three different vendors at three of its hotels over an 18 month time period.

"As we wrapped up our selection process there were several aspects of the IDeaS solution that made them our choice," said Rene Halla, Director Global Sales for Maritim Hotels. "Because we have a large estate of dispersed hotels, ASP deployment became a requirement. Secondly, we were really pleased with the speed with which we could deploy the solution in our hotels and the fact that solution is upgraded 4 times a year with those upgrades incorporating client requests. Finally, the superiority of the IDeaS solution gave us the best results."

"Maritim's lengthy review process gave the IDeaS team a significant amount of time to understand the specific environment and further tune the use of the product to Maritim's unique needs and requirements," said Fabian Specht, Director of Business Development & Distribution, EAME for IDeaS.

Key Product Highlights: IDeaS in use at Maritim

- IDeaS Group Pricing is designed to help hoteliers evaluate group requests, analyze displaced revenues, find alternative dates and include ancillary revenues and costs for a total value assessment

- IDeaS Best-Available-Rate with its unique Web-Rate shopping integration assists hotels in setting the right pricing decisions while also incorporating competitive rate information

- IDeaS web based delivery was designed to provide a faster, easier and more cost effective deployment method for hoteliers of any size and in any location in the world.

- IDeaS ASP deployment method offers hoteliers the best of both worlds, our award-winning technology delivered in an easy to purchase, faster to learn and conveniently
supported way.

- IDeaS' web delivery provides all the benefits of IDeaS' technology with none of the encumbrances inherent in a traditional software purchase.

Related Link: IDeaS Revenue Optimization