Riande Hoteles Extends Relationship with Pegasus Solutions

Panama City Hotels Drive Bookings with Mobile Site and Facebook

DALLAS (October 10, 2012) - RiandeHoteles, with two locations in Panama City, Panama is now able to offer reservations on mobile devices and Facebook through tools provided by Pegasus Solutions. Both hotels have launched mobile sites using OpenFlex from Open Hospitality, a division of Pegasus, and have leveraged the OpenView booking engine to capture “Facebookings.”

Riande HotelesOpenFlex provides Riande Hoteles with responsive design, scalable images, and adjustable layouts made specifically for mobile devices, allowing bookers to quickly access details via their preferred mobile tools. The OpenView booking engine enables users to book directly on Riande Hoteles’ Facebook page connecting to the reservation platform on each hotel’s site.

“Riande Hoteles has been working with Pegasus for more than eight years,” said Mario Ramos, social media and web marketing manager for Riande Hoteles. “Our goal in this partnership is to get clients from all over the world to our hotels. We offer extensive executive amenities, and with the addition of OpenFlex and OpenView, the reservation process is simplified, appealing even more to the business traveler.”

Riande Hoteles has two locations in Panama City. The135-room Riande Aeropuerto Hotel & Resort is just two minutes away from the Tocumen International Airport, offering a large pool surrounded by a tropical garden and recreational area. The Riande Granada Urban Hotel features 154 rooms, meeting rooms for seminars and conferences, and executive floors perfect for business travelers.

“Hotels can have difficulty justifying resources to develop a mobile or a social media presence,” said David Millili, chief executive officer of Pegasus Solutions. “But OpenFlex and OpenView offer a real and affordable way for hotels to make theirsocial media and mobile efforts generate revenue.”

About Pegasus Solutions
Pegasus Solutions is the world’s lead provider of technology and services to hotels and travel distributors, serving approximately 90,000 hotels around the globe, and the majority of the world’s travel agencies. Offering award-winning solutions for booking, distribution, and commission processing services, Pegasus also offers a full array of strategic online marketing solutions and accommodation booking options through its Open Hospitality division. The company also delivers hotel marketing representation services through Utell® Hotels & Resorts, and powersthe niche consumer website www.HotelBook.com™, which is dedicated to promoting independent and boutique hotels worldwide.Through itswidely followed monthly data report The Pegasus View, Pegasus is also recognized as the only hospitality company to report regularly on both business and leisure bookings, for which it was awarded a Stevie Award in 2011.

Pegasus has 22 offices in 12 countries, including regional hubs in Dallas, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, New York, Sao Paulo, Singapore and Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information, please visit www.Pegs.com, www.OpenHospitality.com, or www.Utell.com.

Media contact:
Ariel Herr
214-890-7912 ext. 23
Forte Public Relations
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