Corporate accommodation and meetings
specialist Hotelscene rolls out its new online hotel booking system, MyStay, in
October. MD Nick Foot, claims it will position the agency as a leader in
corporate hotel booking technology.
It will be a phased roll out over six months,
with the company’s current Xtranet booking system being phased out.
Hotelscene claims MyStay, which uses Web 2
technology and which cost £1m to develop over 18 months, “will raise the bar in
terms of online adoption, reducing client transaction fees and improving
MyStay was designed by Hotelscene’s in-house
development team and Foot claims it will reduce booking costs and be 32 per cent
quicker for bookings through the new slimmed down three-stage process.
“The initial release is aimed at the
transient booking market,” Foot tells conference-news, “with the intention to
integrate conference and meetings ability during 2010.”
The system encompasses the AutoRebook tool
which searches for cheaper rates right up until the point of check-in which,
Foot says, “alleviates virtually all negative comments that users can gain
better rates elsewhere”.
Hotelscene’s clients include The BBC, Network
Rail and BT.