Blackstone Group Partners With TravelCLICK

CHICAGO— Blackstone Real Estate Advisors, an affiliate of The Blackstone Group, and TravelCLICK have formed a partnership wherein Blackstone will extend the use of TravelCLICKs electronic marketing products and competitive intelligence tools across all of its owned hotel properties. This is TravelCLICKs first partnership with a hotel ownership group. Blackstone owns The Savoy Group, five luxury hotels located in the U.K.; Homestead Studio Suites, 112 extended-stay hotels in the U.S.; the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco; the Hyatt Maui Resort in Hawaii; the Hyatt Regency in Bethesda, MD; and The Watergate Hotel in Washington D.C. Blackstone also has part ownership of Libertel Hotels and several Sofitel properties in Europe. Within this partnership, each Blackstone-owned property will be able to utilize TravelCLICK for electronic distribution advice, personalized business reviews, e-marketing strategies and tactics, and preferred pricing on TravelCLICKs competitive intelligence and media products. “Blackstone is committed to extending the example set by The Savoy Group to all of our owned hotel properties,” said John Ceriale, Blackstones hotel advisor. “We work closely with our hotel managers to ensure the best net revenue performance of our properties, and TravelCLICKs products and people are essential in that regard. The results have been impressive.”