Lonrho Hotels will standardize its property management automation on NORTHWIND's Maestro Multi-Property Management Suite for four properties in 2009, with others across Africa to follow. Lonrho will install Maestro Front Office, Yield Management, Sales & Catering, and the ResEze online booking engine in its first property, the 200-room Grand Karavia Hotel in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, in early 2009.
"Lonrho Hotels believes in the value of cutting edge centralized property management technology to maintain its leadership role; this is why we selected the Maestro Multi-Property Management Suite," says David Church, group operations manager for Lonrho PLC Hotels. "Our hotels are positioned in markets with a strong group business potential and offer an attractive destination. Maestro's Multi-Property technology, Group Management module and Yield Management system will enable our hotel teams to cross sell availability and be more productive. Our properties will be more profitable with Maestro's centralized controls." Lonrho's Grand Karavia Hotel is taking reservations now and is scheduled to open in mid 2009.
The Maestro Property Management Suite's balance of robust group and leisure capability delivers easy-to-use functionality. Church said Maestro's advantages for Lonrho Hotels include:
- Excellent multi-property management and control on one database
- Yield Management to optimize revenue for groups and resort guests
- Integrated Sales & Catering to automate meeting room booking and sales
- ResEze online booking engine to drive Internet reservations.