Sabre Launches Business Travel Services for Hotel Operators, Starting with IHG

It has been reported that InterContinental Hotels Group will be the first major hotel company to test drive the new solution.

Sabre Hospitality Solutions has introduced a new consolidated solution suite, dubbed Business Travel Services. According to a company spokesperson, the integrated solution is designed to offer hotel operators easy-to-use tools with time-saving automations and simplified processes; access to industry insights and expert guidance; and unlimited access to travel management companies and consortia partners – all in one place.

It has been reported that InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) will be one of the first major hotel companies to test drive the new solution. With nearly 800,000 guest rooms and 5,400 hotels across nearly 100 countries, IHG has a broad portfolio of brands, including Candlewood Suites, Crowne Plaza, Even Hotels, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Hotel Indigo, Hualuxe, InterContinental, Kimpton Hotels and Resorts and Staybridge Suites. Earlier this year, IHG announced that it has agreed to buy a majority stake in Regent Hotels. IHG’s feedback will further shape the future of Business Travel Services as the company prepares to roll it out to other major hotel groups.

Sabre’s consolidated solution suite reportedly consists of three historically separate technology elements that connect both sides of the corporate market:

  • Nexus platform: A system of record for hotel groups, used to manage all corporate contracts, sales performance and planning across teams and properties.
  • Sabre Hotel RFP: An exclusive lead-generation tool that manages corporate business travel for more than 2,700 of the most traveled companies in the world. Corporate travel buyers make bids for properties to accept.
  • Consortia Services: A tool that provides access and services to hotels looking to complete submissions to the top 30 consortia programs.

The goal with the new solution is to provide a more holistic approach to corporate hotel bookings. The suite brings together and further enhances Sabre’s existing offerings as a single platform.

Disclosure: The solution provider featured in this article is a current or past client of Starfleet Media, which is the publisher of Hotel Technology News.