NEW YORK, NY — (January 2022) – The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. (LHW) is pleased to announce a collaboration with three premiere Property Management Systems (PMS) companies: Clock PMS+, Mews, and protel. The new preferred vendors were officially introduced to LHW membership at the 2021 LHW Annual Convention that took place in Lisbon, Portugal from November 18 – 20, 2021.
“LHW is proud to be a resource for our collection of independent, luxury hotels to help them keep on top of the constantly evolving technology landscape,” said Michael Lederman, Vice President of Information Technology, The Leading Hotels of the World. “We are focused on building a technology stack that our hotels can leverage to drive their digital transformation. We started with PMS alliances because this is the heart of a hotel’s technology and we are confident that Clock PMS+, Mews, and protel will be outstanding collaborators. Next generation, API driven cloud PMS platforms provide the foundation needed to improve efficiency and meet the expectations of tech-savvy guests.”
Clock PMS+, Mews, and protel are part of LHW’s Leading Strategic Sourcing (LSS) program, powered by its strategic partner DayBlinkGPO, and will provide members with innovative new capabilities to ensure more efficient operations and robust guest experience.
- Clock PMS+: Over 10 years in the making, Clock PMS+ is built for the online age and offers a previously unseen dimension of guest-facing features. Its holistic flagship capabilities greatly limit operational workload and include automation that is optimally suited to the full service, luxury segment.
- Mews: The Mews Hospitality Cloud is a cloud-first, next generation PMS that acts as a central nervous system for properties of all sizes, from small independents to large group brands. Over 2,800 properties, across 62 countries run their hotel operations, booking, payments and guest management on Mews.
- protel: protel is the hotel PMS and platform pioneer with over 14,000 hotel customers in 90+ countries. The ground-breaking app store, accessible directly via the protel PMS, provides a rapid way for hoteliers to choose, connect with, and build on 1100+ trusted vendor technologies.
“The shifting technology landscape is challenging for many of our clients,” said Michael Wong, CEO, DayBlink GPO. “It’s an honor to collaborate with LHW and support their long-term technology transformation by bringing the best preferred vendors to their members. We started with the PMS but that’s just the beginning and look forward to driving value to hotels across the remaining categories of hotel technology.”
About The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. (LHW)
Comprised of more than 400 hotels in over 80 countries, LHW is the largest collection of independent luxury hotels. In 1928, 38 independent hoteliers came together to create LHW. Since then, the Company has carefully curated distinctive hotels, resorts, inns, chalets, villas, and safari camps from the snow-capped Alps of Europe to the African veldt, to share them with adventurous souls who seek the remarkably uncommon. The LHW community is filled of exceptional individuals, united by a passion for the surprising discoveries and details that come with every experience. LHW hoteliers are artisans of hospitality whose expertise, commitment to excellence, and individual flair allows them to create story-worthy moments for their guests. And it is these authentic, individualized experiences combined with the warm hospitality and high-touch service they provide that keeps discerning travelers returning again and again. LHW’s collection covers the globe and promises a broad range of destinations and uncommon experiences, enhanced by LHW’s tiered guest loyalty program Leaders Club. From converted former palaces, and countryside retreats run by the same families for generations, to gleaming skyscrapers in dynamic urban centers, serene private island escapes, glamorous tented camps – and beyond – explore, find inspiration, and experience unforgettable travel moments. For more information visit: www.lhw.com, Facebook at @LeadingHotels, Twitter at @LeadingHotels and Instagram @leadinghotelsoftheworld.
About DayBlink GPO
DayBlink GPO is a strategic sourcing provider for independently owned and operated luxury hotels in the hospitality sector. DayBlink GPO combines years of expertise to help members improve their bottom line and performance efficiency. As an ambassador on behalf of hoteliers, DayBlink GPO negotiates superior agreements with multinational companies across major hotel spend categories by leveraging billions of dollars in member purchasing power. These deals bring instant value, create cost savings, and deliver efficiencies at little to no added effort for our members. For more information, visit https://dayblinkgpo.com/
About Clock PMS+
Clock PMS+ is a leading cloud-based hotel software solution. Since its founding in 1996, the company has responded innovatively to challenges and changes in the hospitality industry. Their PMS+ is built on a blueprint for the online age and already over 10 years in the making, it offers a previously unseen dimension of guest-facing features, as well as smart rate and distribution control, conditional payment automation and a food and beverage POS component. This comprehensive and mature suite, also very open to outside connectivity, is in use at over 1,600 hotels, in 63 countries around the world. Learn more: https://www.clock-software.com/
Founded in 2012 by a team of former hoteliers, Mews is transforming the hospitality industry with a cloud-based property management system. The Mews Hospitality Cloud acts as a central nervous system for properties of all sizes from small independents to large group brands. Over 2,800 properties across 62 countries run their hotel operations, booking, payments, and guest management on Mews. Customers include Accor, Autocamp, The Student Hotel, Generator-Freehand, Life House, and the Wythe Hotel. For the second year in a row, Mews was voted as the #1 Best Place to Work in 2022 in the HotelTechReport awards. For more information, please visit: www.mews.com
About protel | Hotel software made in Germany
protel solutions form a robust technology stack for all hotel business types, with a worldwide team of local partners to support it. The ground-breaking app store, accessible directly via the protel PMS, has rapidly changed the way hotels and their technology vendors do business.
Formed 25 years ago in Dortmund, Germany, shaped by one of the most dynamic overseas investment markets in the world, the beating heart of this modern software company serves only hospitality. The first cloud-native PMS and apps went live in 2009, and two consecutive Olympic villages – “the largest hotels on Earth” – were built on protel. Operations expanded internationally to over 90 countries, leading to branch offices in Dubai, Vienna, and Atlanta. Currently, more than 14,000 hotels worldwide choose to power their business with protel. Continuing to influence the technological change collectively known as “the hospitality industry,” protel speaks fluent hotel. Talk to us today at www.protel.net.
DayBlink GPO is a strategic sourcing provider for independently owned and operated luxury hotels in the hospitality sector. DayBlink GPO combines years of expertise to help members improve their bottom line and performance efficiency. As an ambassador on behalf of hoteliers, DayBlink GPO negotiates superior agreements with multinational companies across major hotel spend categories by leveraging billions of dollars in member purchasing power. These deals bring instant value, create cost savings, and deliver efficiencies at little to no added effort for our members.