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protel hotel software and Design Hotels™ now cooperating partners
Cooperation opens up business opportunities on both sides

protel Hotelsoftware GmbH

Dortmund, Germany – German protel hotelsoftware GmbH and the hotel marketing platform Design Hotels AG in Berlin have signed a cooperation agreement. This agreement applies globally and with immediate effect. As a "partner software provider" protel offers Design Hotels™ affiliated properties full-service hotel management solutions at attractive special rates. The cooperation with a global hotel industry network opens up business opportunities on both sides.

The marketing platform Design Hotels™ represents and markets a hand-picked selection of more than 200 independent hotels in over 40 countries around the world. The owner-operated hotels embody the most advanced and sophisticated concepts of the hotel industry. Hotels of Design Hotels™ are commited to offer their guests "progressive design," " an authentic experience" and "inspirations" - which is evidently consistent with the philosophy and objectives of the innovative software provider protel who is currently attracting a lot of attention with inventive hotel apps for mobile devices and the Cloud solution protel Air.

„Design Hotels™ and protel complement each other perfectly!" states Manfred Osthues, one of the three founders and Directing Manager of protel. "Each property of the Design Hotels collection reflects a vision of a passionate hotelier with pioneering concepts. We share this innovative spirit with complete conviction!" Toby March, Vice President Sales, Revenue Management and Distribution of Design Hotels™ also believes hotel management software by protel to be the perfect technological match for the high demands of Design Hotels™: "More than ever, information technology is of significant importance for the implementation of our strategies. We are therefore delighted to have partnered with protel."

Since the company was founded, protel has been developing state-of-the-art property management software, enabling hoteliers to manage complex processes with precision engineered solutions. An industry survey, recently conducted by the "The Business Target Group" amongst 10,689 German hotels, confirms: protel heads the field of the leading hotel management system providers regarding customer satisfaction and functionality. Among the renowned software providers, solutions by protel claimed the leading position twice: Questioned about the range of functions used in their businesses and their satisfaction with the customer service, 97% of all protel customers stated they are "satisfied" or "very satisfied". Whether customers are looking for on-premises software solutions or a web-based mobile and on-demand SaaS solution, protel solutions ensure a centralized and smooth management for the entire hotel. A convincing and successful concept around the world: More than 6,000 hotels and hotel management schools in 70 countries attest to protel's high-level expertise, profound ingenuity and trusted reliability.

About Design Hotels
Design Hotels™ represents and markets a curated selection of more than 200 independent hotels in over 40 countries across the globe. Design Hotels AG focuses, as a consulting, marketing and positioning service provider for hotels and small hotel groups listed in the New Luxury Segment, on a market niche in the tourism industry. More than a collection of hotels, the company is a collection of stories. Each property reflects the ideas of a visionary hotelier, an "Original," someone with a passion for genuine hospitality and cultural authenticity, for thought-provoking design and groundbreaking architecture. Founded by Claus Sendlinger in 1993, Design Hotels™ has developed into a full-service hospitality marketing consultant, offering customized services including global sales representation, revenue management, strategic marketing, public relations and branding. The company has its headquarters in Berlin and branches in London, Barcelona, New York, Singapore and Perth. The shares of Design Hotels AG are listed in the regulated market of the Munich stock exchange. | | Survey: The Business Target Group, 2011

About protel | Hotel software made in Germany
protel hotelsoftware develops and sells technology and service solutions specifically and exclusively for the hotel industry and related sectors. The consistent focus on the demands of a single industry makes protel one of the most experienced and successful providers of professional property management systems (PMS). protel's product portfolio caters to the needs of every market segment from small individual hotels to multinational hotel groups. By offering licensed on-premises and Software-as a-Service (SaaS) solutions, protel provides clients with the flexibility to quickly adapt as their business needs change and evolve.

Founded in 1994, protel hotelsoftware GmbH currently operates under the leadership of managing partners Ingo Dignas, Jörg Hermann and Manfred Osthues. With headquarters located in Dortmund, Germany, a branch office in Dubai and a dense network of partner companies working in close cooperation, protel enjoys a worldwide presence. Over 11,000 hotels and hotel management schools (4,000 of whom are registered as protel Cloud users) in more than 80 countries attest to protel's high-level expertise and reliability.

Further information:

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Phone: +49 231 915 930

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Dortmund, 44269
Phone: +49 (231) 915 93 0
Fax: +49 (231) 915 93 999

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