November 13, 2013
Sceptre Hospitality Resources recently had an article posted on HotelExecutive.com about channel management by Eric Gourdie, Strategic Revenue Director.
With hundreds of distribution channels and many more to come, what is channel management all about and what should be your primary objectives? These are the deliberations of our revenue management and WindsurferCRS leadership teams at a recent Sceptre Hospitality Resources innovation meeting.
Together we came up with three things hoteliers should know about channel management: Know the Facts; Get Connected; and Monitor Costs. (more…)
September 23, 2013
Lead411, an information services company, announces the results of the fourth annual Technology 200 list. This list identifies the fastest growing privately held tech companies in the US. (click here to read full article)
Information services company Lead411 announced its Tech 200 list of the fastest growing tech companies in the US. Now in its fourth year, the Tech 200 list highlights US tech companies with the highest percent of revenue growth from 2010 to 2012. Lead411 calculates revenue growth by percentages vs. dollar growth. This year, the average revenue growth was 250%, which is 13% higher than last year’s Tech 200 list, and 17% higher than 2011. View the full list of winners here – with Sceptre Hospitality ranking 61 on the list.
September 5, 2013
Sceptre Hospitality Resources Ranks No. 2212 on the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 167%
NEW YORK, September 05, 2013 — Inc. magazine today ranked Sceptre Hospitality Resources No. 12212 on its seventh annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Fuhu tops this year’s list. Sceptre Hospitality Resources joins LivingSocial, Edible Arrangements, CDW and Lifelock, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list. (more…)
August 20, 2013
DENVER, Colo., August 20, 2013—Sceptre Hospitality Resources today announced the addition of 12 properties from the broughtonHOTELS portfolio. This new service agreement began back in February 2013 with a single property and a request to not only move to the WindsurferCRS platform, but to also work on enhancements to the hotel’s PMS interface and booking engine based on needs of the property. (more…)
June 25, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., June 25, 2013—Sceptre Hospitality Resources today announced the latest update to its industry-leading central reservation system (CRS), WindsurferCRS, at the hotel industry’s annual HITEC conference. Significant improvements include enhanced channel management capabilities and unprecedented access to booking and reporting information, all the while maintaining complete reliability; a claim no other system in its class can make. (more…)
June 21, 2013
Allows Users to Send Personalized, Virtual Postcards
DENVER, Colo., June 21, 2013—Sceptre Hospitality Resources (SHR) today announced the launch of its fourth iOS app, Postcarder. The new native app, available for the iPad and iPhone, allows users to create and send digital postcards with photos or video on the front, and personal handwritten messages on the back. (more…)
June 19, 2013
Together with MSI, Sceptre Hospitality Resources celebrates the integration of new technology: MSI CloudCRS. As Rodrigo Jimenez says, this single-source technology is “not found in the hospitality industry—until now.” The following tells it all…
MSI Announces New MSI CloudCRS™ Powered by Windsurfer
MSI and Sceptre Hospitality expand partnership, combine technologies in MSI CloudCRS™
Phoenix, AZ — June 19, 2013 — Multi-Systems, Inc. (MSI), a cloud services hospitality technology solutions provider, today announced its new cloud-based central reservation system solution, MSI CloudCRS™. MSI’s new offering is powered by Windsurfer, the trusted technology solution of MSI partner Sceptre Hospitality Resources (SHR). MSI CloudCRS™ will be featured alongside MSI’s newest cloud-based solutions at HITEC in Minneapolis, June 25-27, 2013. (more…)
December 3, 2012
DENVER, Colo., December 3, 2012—Sceptre Hospitality Resources today announced the launch of its latest multimedia communications platform, MotionNotes for Hospitality.
MotionNotes allows for email delivery of custom video messages or campaigns with impact. It is an interactive communications platform designed to simplify the process of creating, distributing and tracking personalized multimedia messages without costly production, programming or IT resources. With MotionNotes, users can interact with guests and potential clients through recorded messages or video introductions that can be sent with presentations, proposals, slideshows, movies or any file attachments. Built-in analytics, contact management and visual branding support campaign effectiveness and ROI analysis. (more…)
November 27, 2012
By: Leland Fox, Business Analyst for Sceptre Hospitality Resources
Priceline’s announcement of its intent to purchase Kayak on November 8 was quite an unexpected acquisition in the online travel arena. While the industry has shown waves of consolidation in the past, this acquisition is the most important event to take place in the Online Travel Agents (OTA) industry in recent memory. The online travel giant agreed to pay $1.8 billion in cash and stock for Kayak; this represents nearly an $800 million premium over the metasearch giant’s market cap when it launched its IPO back on July 20. This premium signifies Priceline’s belief in the incredible potential of the new relationship and the importance of metasearch engines in the online travel environment. Previous acquisitions for Priceline (booking.com and ActiveHotels) have only been in the $100 million range, so the Kayak acquisition is a significant departure from the past. But what exactly does this collaboration do for both companies, the online travel industry, and the consumer? Let’s take a look. (more…)
November 12, 2012
By: Laura Pisinski, Client Services Manager at Sceptre Hospitality Resources
I recently attended a webinar that I found to be interesting. The topic of discussion was geared to hotel marketers on what some online retailers have done to be successful. The presentation was for hoteliers to learn from these online retail marketers and expand on those ideas to utilize to market hotels. The final goal for all marketing teams, regardless of their industry, is to attract potential clients/customers to purchase your product. (more…)