Magnuson To Power Corporate GDS Bookings For 56 UK And Irish Great National Hotels

November 15, 2016
London UK/Spokane WA

Magnuson Hotels today announced an agreement to provide corporate and international distribution for Great National Hotels and Resorts, one of the UK and Ireland’s fastest growing privately owned hospitality groups.

Magnuson Reservation System’s managed GDS technology and distribution platform will enable Great National’s 56 hotels to access corporate and international bookings through Magnuson’s global network of 650,000 travel agents and travel management companies.

The Magnuson platform  will distribute and manage hotel inventory and rates for Great National across a GDS global distribution system that includes Sabre, Travelport and Amadeus.  The platform will position the brand as a leading UK/Irish chain on British Airways.com and corporate Travel Management Companies including American Express, Carlson, Lanyon, HRS, Thomas Cook.

Paul Abson, Sales Director Great National said of the announcement, ‘we’re delighted to be partnering with Tom and his team in Magnuson: for hotel owners, Great National offers a proven low cost, high performance solution for business acceleration, and Magnuson Hotels’ GDS support is the perfect complement in enabling the independent properties we work with to tap into proven expertise, netting increased occupancy loads and improved RevPar through our various revenue management solutions.

“We are proud to partner as a corporate booking supplier with Great National Hotels and Resorts: we’re projecting to drive a 5 -7% increase in occupancy for 2017 and this is in spite of challenging market conditions created as a result of BREXIT,” said Thomas Magnuson, CEO of Magnuson Hotels.

For further details, please contact:
Thomas Magnuson +44 (0)7593596941, tom@magnusonhotels.com
Paul Abson +44 (0)7974709307, pa@greatnationalhotels.com
Please also see Great National Hotels and Magnuson Reservation Systems

About Great National Hotels
With nearly 60 hotels, Great National Hotels and Resorts is one of the fastest growing privately owned hotel groups throughout the UK and Ireland.

About Magnuson Hotels
Headquartered in London UK and Spokane WA, Magnuson Hotels is a top 10 global chain and markets over 1000 hotels across six countries and three continents.