aRes Travel LAUNCHES PARTNERSHIP WITH KIMPTON HOTELS & RESTAURANTS
San Diego, CA - August 15, 2011
aRes Travel (Advanced Reservation Systems, Inc.) and Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants recently solidified a long standing relationship by entering into an agreement which allows ARES to access Kimpton hotel rates via Travelport. This will afford ARES with the ability to market the Kimpton properties through its highly anticipated Experiential Packaging technology. This integration also allows Kimpton to increase their distribution while maintaining the integrity of their brands. “This corporate tier partnership is not just an advancement in travel technology,” said President Alan Suchodolski. “It is also recognition of our success in driving revenue through an affiliate network and our growth as an emerging presence in the hospitality sector. We are pleased that ARES has been given the opportunity to represent Kimpton products in this way.”
About aRes Travel Inc.
Founded in 1995 and based in San Diego, California, aRes Travel Inc. provides industry leading reservations and ticketing technology to destination marketing organizations, major attractions, travel marketers, and hotels. In addition to technology solutions, ARES provides these same organizations with travel product and fulfillment services. These products are sold to the public via the web and through an in-sourced call center. Some of the top travel sites ARES powers are SanFrancisco.travel, washington.org, and travelportland.com. A complete corporate profile can be found at www.aResTravelinc.com. For more information about aRes Travel, visit www.arestravel.com.
ABOUT KIMPTON HOTELS & RESTAURANTS
San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, a collection of boutique hotels and chef-driven restaurants in the US, is an acknowledged industry pioneer and was the first to bring the boutique hotel concept to America. Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2011, Bill Kimpton founded the company in 1981 and today it is well-known for making travelers feel welcomed and comfortable while away from home through intuitive and unscripted customer care, stylish ambience and having a certain playfulness in its approach to programs and amenities. Adjacent to the hotels are locally-loved, top-rated, destination Kimpton restaurants. Kimpton leads the hospitality industry in ecological practices through its innovative EarthCare program that spans all hotels and restaurants. Market Metrix, a recognized authority and leader in feedback solutions, consistently ranks Kimpton above other hotel companies in luxury and upper upscale segments for customer satisfaction. Privately held Kimpton operates 53 hotels and 53 restaurants in 23 cities. For more information visit www.KimptonHotels.com or call 1-800-KIMPTON.