ChannelGain integration helps independent hotels automatically offer room inventory to loyalty program members
August 3, 2011 (Newswire) - RateGain today announced its partnership with Stash Hotel Rewards®, an innovative loyalty program that lets independent hotels offer their guests points that can be redeemed for free nights at a broad network of distinctive, independent hotels across North America. The partnership enables RateGain to provide integration services to Stash partner hotels, automating their redemption rates using ChannelGain, an online channel-management solution.
"Keeping offerings competitive and updated on different channels is a time-consuming and expensive task for most small, mid-sized, or even big hotel brands," commented Vishal Jain, Head, Product Management Group, RateGain. "Hoteliers are looking for new distribution platforms beyond the traditional channels to differentiate themselves by creating a one-to-one brand connect with their guests. With this integration, we are making it convenient for Stash partner hotels to offer their inventory to frequent guest members who redeem their points for free nights."
Stash Hotel Rewards launched in May 2010 and has quickly become the fastest-growing loyalty program in the U.S. The rewards program helps more than 150 independent hotels compete on a level playing field with large chains-hotels that have historically owned the frequent-guest market. RateGain's integration with Stash allows more partner hotels to automatically present their room inventory to Stash members, saving time and increasing efficiencies.
"We are always looking for ways to help partner hotels streamline their integrations with Stash, and whenever possible, take advantage of the investments they've already made in their infrastructures," said Booth Hodde, Vice President of Operations at Stash Hotel Rewards. "Our partnership with RateGain makes it even easier for Stash partner hotels to offer their inventory to members, who are eager to redeem points for free hotel nights."
About Stash Hotel Rewards
Stash Hotel Rewards frees travelers from the uninspired offerings of existing hotel reward programs by making it as easy to earn free nights at an amazing hotel as it is at a so-so one. Members earn 5 points per dollar spent on their hotel room, resulting in a free night in a little as 5 typical stays. And Stash points can be redeemed without the blackout dates, point expirations or annoying category restrictions found in many chain programs. Travelers can easily sign up for a free account at www.stashrewards.com.