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Faena Group and Accor Embark On Global Venture

 
  (L-R) Alan Faena of Faena Group; Len Blavatnik of Faena Group; Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO, Accor

Alan Faena and Len Blavatnik of Faena Group, together with Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO of Accor, recently announced the launch of a global strategic partnership focused on expanding the Faena brand around the globe.

Faena, one of the world’s most impactful brands in the luxury lifestyle and hospitality industry, and Accor, a world-leading hospitality group with an unparalleled brand portfolio and more than 5,000 properties across 110 countries, have partnered to expand the Faena brand to strategic destinations worldwide.

Alan Faena will work in partnership with Accor to break new ground, developing Faena Districts in select global destinations. This new venture will strengthen Faena’s personal and distinctive approach and will become a catalyst for exponential growth. Dubai is slated to be the first international destination.

“We have found in Accor a perfect partner; we have a shared vision and passion. As Faena expands, we plan to continue rethinking hospitality lifestyle and shaping the path for groundbreaking concepts, setting new industry standards in the creation of inimitable environments rooted in culture, positively transforming cities, shifting old paradigms and becoming new international cultural epicenters. It has always been our dream to share the Faena ethos and artistic vision around the globe, and with Accor we are turning this dream into reality,” said Alan Faena.

“Accor is building an experience-based hospitality platform and in doing so, we greatly value the energy and ideas that entrepreneurs, creators and visionaries bring. Alan Faena is a clear leader in the luxury lifestyle sector with his transformative concepts. Faena Districts are shifting the gravitational centers of the cities where they reside, making a true difference in their communities. We look forward to a long and rewarding future working with Alan, Len and the entire Faena group,” said Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO, Accor.



Preferred Hotels Renews Partnership with Sabre

 
  (L-R)Scott Wilson, President, Sabre Hospitality Solutions; Ben Alves, Vice President & General Manager – Americas of Sabre Hospitality Solutions; Michelle Woodley, President, Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Sabre Corporation, a leading software and technology provider powering the global travel industry, and Preferred Hotels & Resorts recently announced the renewal of their strategic partnership through a long-term and expanded technology agreement.

The renewal marks the latest chapter in the valued and long-standing relationship between Sabre and Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand representing more than 750 distinctive hotels, resorts, residences, and unique hotel groups across 85 countries. This latest deal ensures that Preferred Hotels & Resorts will have continued access to the full suite of Sabre’s hospitality solutions to support the company’s goal of expanding adoption of its I Prefer Hotel Rewards program and expanding distribution of its properties within its Preferred Residences collection.

“Sabre has long been our brand’s valued technology provider, and we are pleased to continue our partnership as we look to help fuel the recovery of the hospitality industry,” said Michelle Woodley, President of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. “Together with Sabre, we are exploring new opportunities to make Sabre’s hospitality solutions including its property management system available to our base of member hotels, resorts, and residences around the world.” Under the agreement, Preferred Hotels & Resorts will continue providing access to Sabre’s SynXis Central Reservations system, along with the SynXis Booking Engine, Digital Experience, and Voice Agent solutions, among its five global collections to help its member hoteliers control all reservations in real-time from one scalable platform while increasing geographic reach, boosting booking conversions, and enhancing the guest experience.

“Preferred Hotels & Resorts is a marquee customer for Sabre Hospitality, representing some of the best hotel brands in the world,” said Scott Wilson, President of Sabre Hospitality Solutions. “Our long-standing relationship with Preferred is a testament Sabre’s commitment to customer partnership, innovative technology and our demonstrated leadership in the hospitality industry.” “We’re delighted to announce our continued relationship with Preferred Hotels & Resorts, which is testament to the confidence that Preferred has in Sabre and affirms our long-lasting partnership,” said Ben Alves, Vice President & General Manager – Americas of Sabre Hospitality Solutions. “As the travel industry continues to navigate the current industry conditions and move toward recovery, we are committed to continuing to find new areas where Sabre solutions can support the growth and expansion goals of this important customer.”

SynXis Central Reservations allows hoteliers to distribute rates and inventory to 400 online channels across the world, including all major GDS systems, as well as hundreds of online travel agencies (OTAs), metasearch engines and call centers. Meanwhile the SynXis Booking Engine offers built-in dynamic personalization along with a full suite of digital services to increase consumer engagement and convert browsers to bookings. Channel Connect further simplifies and automates distribution, maximizing exposure to local, regional and global markets while SynXis Voice Agent offers advanced tools to deliver a personalized experience through guest recognition, facilitating the creation of tailored packages and providing further opportunities for increased revenue per transaction.




 

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