July 30, 2018

Amadeus Hospitality a tough sell despite progress with IHG


By early next year, Amadeus expects to finish the full deployment of InterContinental Hotels Group's replacement of Holidex central reservation system.

On Friday Amadeus said that more than half of IHG’s properties have now been migrated to the new guest reservation system.

First announced in 2015, the project has taken time to match functionalities, add new tools, and have a seamless cutover. The IHG deal highlights Amadeus’ desire to appeal to full-service hotel groups.

Amadeus’s pitch is that it can build a platform with a centralized inventory database that can handle the pressures of modern computing and that gives hoteliers more targeted control in deciding to, say, let a mobile-only online booking company be able to sell some of a property’s rooms but not others.

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