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Strand Development Company Implements hotel SalesPro in 36 Properties

Easy-to-Use Account Activity Tracking Solution from hotel SystemsPro Maximizes Sales Productivity with Global Performance Reports; Centralizes Company Contacts

Atlanta, Georgia – December 4, 2013 – hotel SystemsPro – a leading provider of ASP-based enterprise hotel sales software, maintenance automation, and guest service solutions – announced that Strand Development Company, LLC completed installation of the hotel SalesPro sales automation solution in 36 hotels. Strand specializes in the two- to four-star hotel segments and is approved to operate properties under brands that include Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Wyndham, Choice, and InterContinental Hotel Group. Click here for more information on hotel SystemsPro products.
hotel SalesPro is an affordable ASP-based, multi-property corporate sales system that enables hotel sales people to be more productive and generate higher revenue. The system provides centralized account and performance tracking, CRM, account and contract management, traces, and reporting.

“Strand’s GMs do the selling in their markets. However, we did not have an efficient, standardized way to manage their activity or track their success,” said Allan Brunner, corporate director of sales & marketing for Strand Development Company, LLC. “We first implemented hotel SalesPro in 7 properties to evaluate it. The system worked so well that we rolled it out in 36 hotels this fall.” Brunner said the system provides property and consolidated reports that show sales goals, call activity, who was contacted, corporate contacts, account value and revenue performance, and other metrics.

“hotel SalesPro is similar to Microsoft Outlook with calendars, contacts, and accounts. It was easy for our team to learn,” Brunner said. “Our managers trained online at hotel SystemsPro’s web learning center and were using the system immediately. My day is much easier now. I can compile property sales data quickly on one report in an hour; not a day or more. Now we have one place to go to check accounts, results, history, and sales effort.”
Brunner explained that prior to using hotel SalesPro, Strand’s managers tracked their sales activity on everything from Excel spreadsheets and Outlook, to Post-it notes. “Strand Development is known as ‘problem solver,’” he said. “Owners come to us to take over their properties and improve operations and revenue. hotel SalesPro helps us do this.”

About Strand Development
With headquarters shared between Charlotte, NC, and Myrtle Beach, SC, Strand also has operations in Atlanta. Founded more than 40 years ago, the company began as a developer/owner of full service Holiday Inns, gradually moving into third party management. Today, with more than 50 hotels in its management portfolio, the company is one of the few major operators that focus entirely on third party management. The company specializes in the two- to four-star hotel segments and is approved to operate properties under all the leading hotel brand families, including Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Wyndham, Choice, and IHG. For more information, please go to http://www.stranddevelopment.com/

About hotel SystemsPro
hotel SystemsPro is an award-winning technology innovator founded in 1996. More than 90% of our employees have hotel operational backgrounds. The company’s solutions and services help hotel operators and multi-property hotel groups efficiently manage assets, increase sales, and reduce operating costs. hotel SystemsPro’s tailored solutions scale across all property types and any flag. Our staff provides professional, personalized online training at no additional cost. A single, global sign-on to hotel SystemsPro’s product suite lets managers seamlessly toggle between mulitple property systems and reports to validate staff activity 100% of the time - 24/7, anywhere, anytime - in less than 60 seconds. We make our clients’ staff and assets more productive.

Products include:

hotel SalesPro, a web-based multi-property enterprise sales and catering system. Its scalable functionality increases sales efficiency for hotel chains and independent properties.

hotel ServicePro, an economical hotel maintenance solution that preserves property asset value and improves guest service. It automates the communication, scheduling, tracking, and reporting of tasks that surround guest requests, best practices, safety requirements, and preventive and equipment management.

hotel WebSpace, an online marketing solution that enables properties to tailor their web presence and attract more business. It converts browsers to buyers on search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing.

hotel ProposalPro, a two-tiered, web-based response to RFPs that generates a quick proposal, or can propagate the RFP to 10 properties for multiple responses.
For more information, please visit www.hotelsystemspro.com.


hotel SystemsPro
Edie Chandler Lowe
Senior Vice President
280 Interstate North Circle, Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: (770) 303-9911 or Toll free: (877) 263-3645
Email: edie.lowe@hotelsystemspro.com

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