Effectively immediately, a new strategic partnership was announced today with German-headquartered, global hotel solutions provider HRS and leading Australian hotel booking and payment solutions provider, The Lido Group. Both privately owned companies.
The Lido Group, with more than 7,000 hotels across Australia and New Zealand, provides integrated hotel booking and payment solutions to major Australian corporations and government organisations, while HRS offers corporate customers more than 300,000 hotels in 190 countries, including hundreds of hotel chains and approximately 180,000 independent properties. In addition, they provide customised hotel booking and payment solutions to more than 3,000 enterprises, including global players such as Google, China Mobile, Huawei and Alibaba.
The two companies will work together to share hotel content, integrate technology solutions and jointly service global customers, both directly and in partnership with key travel management companies (TMCs).
The Lido Group chief executive Steve Mackenzie says the decision to partner with HRS was facilitated by clear cultural as well as business synergies
between two fast-growing industry leaders.
“The Lido Group founder Brian Bridgewood and HRS founder Robert Ragge both started with nothing more than a telephone and a reservations book,” says Mackenzie. “Today the values of these visionary individuals continue to underpin their respective organisations.
“Both companies are also on strong growth trajectories propelled by their unique hotel content, cutting-edge technology and close relationships with valued corporate customers and leading
More information on The Lido Group is available at www.lido.com.au.