The opening of SiteMinder's office in Dallas builds on the successful financing round with U.S. VC Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) in January and further caters for the localization of the company's services into its global markets. Already, SiteMinder has experienced significant growth in the Americas as hotels look for reliable, robust and cost-effective ways to attract guests from around the world through smart and easy-to-use technology. "We are delighted to announce the opening of our head office for the Americas," says Mike Ford, SiteMinder's co-founder and CEO. "We've been very excited about bringing our market-leading products and services to the region, and this step now allows us to complete our follow-the-sun service model alongside our existing operational centers in Sydney, Bangkok, London and Cape Town. As SiteMinder looks to become truly global, it's important we not only offer our leading technology products to hotel customers, but that we provide world class services to back that up." SiteMinder's products are aimed at allowing hotels to find, connect and convert guests online. At the heart of the cloud-based platforms is The Channel Manager – a category-leading enterprise distribution technology platform that enables hotels to connect their systems to all points of sale, including OTAs, GDS, wholesalers, booking meta sites and hotels' own direct websites. The Channel Manager is now the online distribution technology of choice at more than 14,000 hotel properties in 137 countries – including the U.S. – and adoption locally is expected to accelerate rapidly, following the opening of SiteMinder's Dallas office. Related Link: SiteMinder