Feb 24 , 2005
The Sun n Sand Hotel Corporate Portfolio, holding the most classic 5-star hotels in the region, now takes the opportunity to build its online reservations, especially targeting an international market of travel agents and corporate clients, with Pelican System.
Boasting three prime properties in Mumbai, Pune and Shirdi, the Sun n Sand Hotel has catered to numbers of travel agents and corporate clients worldwide, through binding paper contacts. As the world has moved into a cyber-era, Sun n Sand carefully consider online paperless system to be more effective and efficient in certain manners).
According to Mr Wilfred Mascarenhas, the Corporate Sales and Marketing Manager of Sun n Sand Hotel: 'Online contracting, introduced by Pelican, indeed helps us in capturing the incremental number of online reservations. Room rates and allotment can be adjusted any time, as we apply revenue management. Now, all our travel agents and corporate clients can check rates and availability whenever they wish, as we will issue a login and password for each of them.'
Facilities offered by Pelican provide options to handle most types of advance payments, including credit-card online payment, advance deposits, prepayments, and client credit. Beside setting credit limits and pay-by dates, the facility can also be configured to suggest alternate payment options. For example, an agent who has used up his advance deposit might be offered the opportunity to pay by credit card for an additional, last-minute booking
The payment facility pioneered by Pelican system indeed helps us, as many bookers were reluctant to give credit card details by phone or via email. This will lead to tremendous benefits as reservations are guaranteed, while no-shows and last minute cancellations are considerably reduced.
Of all the advanced features provided by Pelican System, user-friendliness is the paramount one. Inputting data steps are designed to be as clear as possible, so that fewer mistakes could possibly occur. Mr Wilfred Mascarenhas says, This is a cost- effective program, as only a short training session is required to understand the program, and it is simple to operate for all levels of employees.
About Sun-N-Sand Groups
Hotel Sun-n-Sand, Mumbai's oldest 5-star hotel has now taken on a new corporate identity. From owning one hotel in Mumbai, the group has now expanded, boasting of three prime properties in their portfolio, in key cities like Mumbai, Pune and Shirdi. The Sun-n-Sand Group of Hotels offers you the finest in comfort and luxury. In keeping with their motto "Small enough to Listen, Big enough to serve". Sun-n-Sand Mumbai, located a few Kms from the business hub of the city, has three exclusive restaurants to choose from. For those who want a taste of the world in one hotel
Sun-n-Sand Mumbai offers ten suites artfully created around ten different themes of the globe. The Manhattan suite offers you a taste of New York, or sample some European culture, present in the form of the Riviera suite. For the business traveler, the hotel also has a state-of-the-art conference room and business center to cater to all business needs.
Sun-n-Sand Pune is situated about 8 Kms from the airport and a few Kms from the business district - the ideal place for the business as well as leisure traveler. The hotel has 115 well-appointed rooms and suites to choose from. Restaurants at the hotel are known for their impeccable food and service are the Orient specializing in eastern delicacies, and Carrots n Celery - the non-stop café restaurant, overlooking the pool, which serves a range of international favorites in food and drinks.
Sun-n-Sand Shirdi, the first 5-star hotel in the city is just a short walk from Sai Baba's shrine. The Hotel is garlanded by 5 acres of lush greenery, which surrounds a small temple built in tribute to Baba, as it was his actual resting place for when he needed solitude, an ideal location for devotees to relax and imbibe the spiritual atmosphere. For further details on the Sun-n-Sand group of hotels just log on to their website - www.sunnsandhotel.com