Omni Joins HotelMe’s Verified Review Website
Monday March 25th, 2013 - 2:49PM W
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WASHINGTON, DC—Omni Hotels & Resorts has joined HotelMe’s verified review website, adding more than 50 hotels and 18,500 rooms.
In addition to reviews verified as being from real travelers, HotelMe offers a new channel for direct booking via a hotel’s own website. Other brands that have partnered with HotelMe include Hyatt, Hard Rock Hotels, Preferred Hotels and Resorts, Sonesta Hotels, Best Western, La Quinta and Radisson.
“We are delighted to welcome Omni Hotels & Resorts to HotelMe,” Frederic W. Malek, managing partner at HotelMe, said in a statement. “Where Omni offers ‘genuine, authentic guest experiences’ at its distinctive luxury hotels and resorts, HotelMe makes it possible to authenticate those experiences online. We are delighted with the strategic partnership that brings our two brands together.”
Tom Santora, Omni’s chief marketing officer and SVP of sales, added, “We are happy to partner with HotelMe to further the open conversation between Omni and travelers. HotelMe’s authentication process provides a platform for customers to create unbiased, detailed reviews, and for Omni to benefit from them—creating a true dialogue between our hotels and our customers.”
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