THE HAGUE, NL, TULSA, OK, AND HOUSTON, TX, January 24, 2019—SHR, Sceptre Hospitality Resources, a pioneer of advanced hotel distribution technologies and developer of Windsurfer® CRS, has unveiled two new best-in-class integrations; the Portfolio HMS by Megasys Hospitality Solutions, and SmartHOTEL’s PMS connectivity hub.
Primarily serving the U.S. market, Portfolio HMS is feature-rich, with options such as Reservation Sync from CRS to PMS, Inventory, Rate Code Create, Rate Value Sync, Restrictions, and Group Blocks. Based out of Tulsa, Oklahoma, the company serves a wide range of hoteliers, from independent hotels to conference and retreat centers, to state park resorts and campgrounds.
“At SHR, we are all about providing not just more, but meaningful integrations for our clients,” said Drew Rosser, Vice President of Sales for SHR. “With Megasys, they will be getting a truly robust PMS that brings their guests a better experience, and their markets a more streamlined process, saving SHR clients time and money.”
“For over 30 years, Megasys has held a firm belief in bringing our unique clients—in many diverse market segments—the most reliable hospitality tools. SHR provides our clients with the additional tools they need to grow their operations,” said Mark Jewart, CEO and President of Megasys Hospitality Solutions. “In addition, their belief that SHR clients are not a number aligns with our business philosophy, which makes this relationship a perfect fit for us.”
Based in the Netherlands, SmartHOTEL brings the concept of channel management to the world of the PMS, offering a highly-flexible management system. This flexibility will allow SHR to reach and support those hotels that are using more niche or region-specific PMSs. PMS vendors such as Suite8, MEWS, and Hoist, among others, will now be supported.
“We are really excited about SmartHOTEL because it will help us better-serve our customers in Europe who may be using PMSs that are not connected directly to Windsurfer,” said Zsuzsanna Albrecht, Regional Vice President of Sales for SHR-Europe. “So, the benefit to us and to those clients is being able to expand our reach and support them more quickly.”
Quinten Gazendam, Chief Strategy Officer for SmartHOTEL, shares that excitement. “We are happy to be the PMS connectivity hub for SHR via the SmartHOTEL platform. The SmartHOTEL Channel Manager is used in over 50 countries, so we know the necessity of quality integrations with different PMS systems,” he said. “Being a global distribution provider has taught us how to seamlessly integrate different systems with our Channel Manager. The partnership with SHR is a big step for us toward creating a connectivity hub that’s able to connect any software or distribution partner with hotels worldwide.”
Both Megasys and SmartHOTEL product integrations are currently live and available to all SHR clients.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with offices in Europe and Asia-Pacific, SHR is a leading provider of advanced tools and services that help hotels execute their best distribution strategy while delighting guests and optimizing profitability. The technical maturity of SHR—having built not one but two Central Reservations Systems (CRS)—is second to none. In addition to serving thousands of properties around the globe with Windsurfer® CRS and Booking Engine, the company also provides Revenue Management for Hire to brands, chains, and management companies. SHR brings hoteliers nimble technology, intelligently supported by tested industry experts—keeping hotels competitive. For more information, please visit www.shr.global.
SHR is the trade name for Sceptre Hospitality Resources, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company.
Megasys Hospitality Solutions (“Megasys”) has been providing property management software for 30 years, based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Our Portfolio HMS application was developed by hoteliers based on the needs of the hospitality industry. Megasys continues to develop based on our clients and prospects input and advancements of new tools to benefit hoteliers no matter how big or small or how unique their operations.
Over the past 16 years, SmartHOTEL has been helping Hoteliers find their way through the exciting and confusing world of online distribution. From our office based in the Netherlands, our team serves over 1500 hotels worldwide by providing channel management and tailored online distribution solutions. A lot has changed over the last years, but our goal remains the same: simply connect hotels to the world.
Jason Emanis, VP of Marketing
Mark Jewart, CEO and President
Quinten Gazendam, Chief Strategy Officer