Reading, Berkshire UK - November 19, 2004 – For immediate release:
The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. (“LHW”), the premier luxury hospitality organisation that represents more than 420 of the world’s finest hotels, has selected SoftBrands for exclusive membership in its Leading Service Provider Network (“LSPN”).
Companies in the group are endorsed by LHW and enter into a preferred vendor relationship with the luxury hotel organisation. The network was created to provide custom-designed business solutions for LHW’s luxury hotels, resorts and affiliated partners.
SoftBrands, based in Minneapolis, is one of just 45 companies that LHW has endorsed since the program’s launch in September 2003. To date, more than 250 worldwide firms have applied for membership. Each member of the LSPN is reviewed annually by LHW to assure that services meet criteria for membership.
“We are very excited about being included in the Leading Service Provider Network. The Leading Hotels of the World and its member hotels represent some of the premier properties in our industry and we think it reflects very positively on the quality of SoftBrands’ products,” said Terry Reeves, director sales and marketing, SoftBrands.
SoftBrands was selected based on its market leadership position, proven track record with Leading Hotels and expertise in the luxury marketplace. SoftBrands is a global software company providing 21st century solutions to customers in both the hospitality and manufacturing markets. Since 1978, SoftBrands has designed systems such as Lodgemate, LANmark and IGS. SoftBrands possesses unsurpassed industry expertise and a long and successful record of providing premier Property and Leisure Management Systems. Currently, more than 2,500 customers around the world use the Medallion and PORTfolio property management systems, RIO leisure management system and other SoftBrands hospitality solutions.
This innovative approach to helping Leading Hotels stay competitive in the global marketplace underscores LHW’s position as a market leader.
“As our industry evolves, we realise the challenges incumbent upon our hotels regarding their competitive positioning. This network provides custom-designed business solutions that will allow our member hotels to maintain their edge in the evolving marketplace,” said Kimberly Moffitt Hehir, vice president of strategic planning for The Leading Hotels of the World.
SoftBrands is dedicated to helping its customers maintain a balance in today’s global economy, allowing customers to deliver on the benefits of real-time, demand-driven variability to their customers.
SoftBrands, Inc., is a global leader in providing solutions for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) worldwide, currently focused on the hospitality and manufacturing industries. With more than 5,000 customers in over 60 countries now actively using its manufacturing (Fourth Shift[TM], Fourth Shift Edition[TM], evolution, Demand Stream) and hospitality products (Rio[TM], Medallion[TM], PORTfolio[TM]), SoftBrands has established a worldwide infrastructure for distribution, development and support of enterprise software. The company, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has over 500 employees with branch offices in Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa. (Additional information at www.softbrands.com)
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Marketing Manager, SoftBrands EMEA
Telephone: +44 (0)118 975 4080
Pattison Mitchell & Associates
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7924 7700
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